Over all, I have to give the designers props for originality. It’s a really silly, interesting, idea. And he pulled it off well, without it turning into an excuse to simply play 52 card pickup.
Archive for the 'Skill Games' Category
We kept bouncing the little ball, trying desperately to get it in the hole. Until someone finally asked, “Umm… guys? Why are we still playing this?” And that really struck this idea home. The game itself is simple, but the concept is addictive.
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 […]
“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.