This game, monopolizes on this popular myth to create a great game of luck and deduction that has you chasing the beast around the lake in an effort to get the beast picture of it when it emerges.
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Clones. The world of gaming is full of them. Monopoly is the same as Ghettopoly which is the same as hundreds of other games. Similarly, Crazy Eights is the same as Uno which is the same as “dabong!”. These kinds of duplicates do one of two things: A.) drive fans of that style of game [...]
I’m not sure why, because I’m not Jewish, but the dradle game is one of those things that I picked up an understanding of as a child. The same can be said about the term “put and take”, which describes the style of game that the dradle represents. This style of game is all about [...]
“Huh, Forces… ,” I muttered as I began flipping through the cards and reading the rules. With a name like that I had a mental image of pushing and pulling pieces around a board. Maybe some complicated point system to determine the pull or push of a piece. I had all these grand, complicated, [...]
Another day, another pirate game. Since the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies debuted, pirates have become bigger and bigger business. Maybe not on par with zombies, but still large enough to encourage hundreds of game designers to produce games about them. Why, just off the top of my head I can come up with a half [...]
When I probed my players further they described the game as “A more structured Apples to Apples”, which is a unique look at the game.
Between the confusing rules, the high price tag compared to the cheap components, and the poor game play I think it goes without saying that I really can’t recommend this game.
I opened the clam shell packaging and dug out the rules, after only a couple of minutes I declared to my players “It’s just Hex Hex”.
The theme is cute, my players really loved the little penguin tokens, and the game play is solid.
If you are part of a group that likes “press your luck” games, but you like a little more strategy, this one is a great compromise.