Flicking games are my jam. Whether it’s the classic Crokinole, the delightfully monstrous Terror in Meeple City, or the criminally underappreciated Ascending Empires, I’d be happy to play a great flicking game over just about anything else on my shelf. So when I heard that Pandasaurus Games was developing the first-ever “flick and write” game, it leaped to the top of my “must play” list! The name of the game is Sonora (1 to 4 players, 30-45 minutes), from designer Rob Newton and artist Tom Goyon. For the full article, head on over to the Daily Worker Placement: Digging Into … Continue reading DIGGING INTO DEXTERITY : Sonora

DIGGING INTO DEXTERITY : Tinderblox / Kittens

“Daddy, I made a cat sculpture!” The components of Kittin (an upcoming title from Alley Cat Games) had just been dumped on the table, and I was reading the first paragraph of the rules. Before I had digested any information, my 4 year old had figured out the core concept of the game – stack the kitten meeples into fun arrangements! Rather than continue reading, we flipped over the first card of the included deck, and upon seeing the goal, my Big Bean constructed it within a few seconds. We repeated this act a few more times, and suddenly our … Continue reading DIGGING INTO DEXTERITY : Tinderblox / Kittens