Skill games are weird; they are silly, whimsical, and often look more like toys than games. Thus, these days, I have learned that while you can make some educated guesses about a lot of games based upon the cover art and components, the same is not true for skill games. For example, look at Shake [...]
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“It’s a game where you try to chop all the bark off a tree with a tiny axe!” said my business partner, Shawna, happily as she held up a new arrival. I looked at her askew, “What?! “. She began to pull all of the pieces out of the box. Light colored rings, dark colored [...]
My business partners think this is the best thing since sliced bread, some of my friends want to forget it exists, and me? Well, I would play it again, but it isn’t at the top of my list.
It’s a very different kind of challenge, which is always welcome in a category of gaming as stuffy as “word games”.
It’s extremely hard to make a game that will live up to the expectations of a fan base.
This game feels like it was created by a designer on a bet. “I bet you can’t make a game that the company would publish using only some card board, a dry erase pen, a single die, and a plastic Easter egg. Yes, you have to use the Easter egg!”
One of my business partners saw this game being played at Origins and really loved the look of it, so after talking with the designer, she scored us a copy for the purpose of a review. She was excited to get a game going, but upon describing it as being similar to spoons, we had [...]
They can’t all be winners, but this game is not a loser either.
It’s unusual for me to feel high praise for a mainstream big box store game, but if you have a few dollars to spare and enjoy skill games, I would say you should give this one a try.
You may have trouble finding a copy of this, but let me tell you, it’s worth every penny if you do.