Square Shooters is a new game to add to your family game night. The game is based around a dice set that is a deck of cards - on dice! Using concepts from a typical poker game, this is a fun spin to a poker game with the family.
This is where I get a reminiscent....I remember as a kid absolutely loving playing board games with my brother and uncle. We would literally play Monopoly for hours. We would end a game and say....let's do it again - best of 3. I wish my kids had that passion for games. Playing with them passes the time but they don't seem to enjoy it as much as me. I need to call my brother up for a game night!
I have the privilege of trying out this new game, Square Shooters. As mentioned above, the concept is very cool. The dice faces are individual cards. Between the 9 dice, it makes a perfect deck of cards including the aces. In the instructions, they also include some fun alternative games you can play, even including cards (included).
About (from their website):While you can play almost any card game with these dice,
We've designed an award-winning game for families to play!
Flip a card and try to match the hand shown in three
rolls or less. Get the hand before your rolls are up and win!
Watch for “Shootout” cards that can bring you more luck.
When I first opened the box, unpacked the contents and started reading the rules, I read and re-read the rules a few times trying to figure out where the deck of cards come into play. Feeling like an idiot like I was missing something the whole time. The deck of cards that is included (With the Square Shooters design on the back) is for the alternative versions of the game provided in the instructions, in case you want a little more of a challenge. They are not needed for regular game play.
Simple enough concept and I actually found the regular gameplay very fast and we got the easy (There is an easy and a difficult goal on each card) goal on almost every hand, which made it easier than I expected overall.
My overall impression is that it is a fun game that would be a hit for all audiences. My son really enjoyed playing it with me and asked if we could play it again sometime. You just know my answer was - Of Course! I look forward to playing it with a group of 4 people for a longer gameplay and I think it would be more fun with more people, as are most games. I'd also like to explore other ways to play with the card dice. They could make for some interesting versions of this game.
You can buy it on Amazon and check out their website.
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