206 is the lowest positive integer (when written in English as “two hundred and six”) to employ all of the vowels once only. Pretty cool!
We’ve got some more games to upgrade with our Play This, Not That segment. But first…
A quick message from our sponsor:
There’s a new scam going around that claims you’ve been exposed to COVID 19. Never give out your address or credit card number! f you want to run a phone call or email you’ve received by someone, schedule a quick phone call with First Move Financial by going to firstmovefinancial.com/familygamers.
What We’ve Been Playing
We tried out Zorro Dice Game from Pull the Pin. Complete quests (by matching dice) to unlock special abilities and eventually beat the “boss”. Nick Martinelli will be giving a full review later.
The Pop Tarts Game from The OP – and we consider doing a special edition of “For Science” with Pop Tarts!
Pass the Pigs – simple dice rolling, except your dice are tiny molded pigs.
Adventure Mart – we talked about this last week in our interview with Rory O’Connor of HUB Games. A deck-building game with some engine-building.
Can’t Stop – a simple, mathy press-your-luck game. Might assist our “gameschooling” in the future? (And if you want, you can play it on Board Game Arena.)
Concluzio (our review)
Last Defense from Funko Games
BLANK from HUB Games (our review) – our kids make very swingy rules and Anitra makes rules that calm the swing or are simply fun.
Marvel Battleworld (Funko Games) – simple enough that our 9-year-old taught his non-reading younger brother to play.
Cupcake Academy (Blue Orange Games) – Andrew mentioned this when he saw it at NY Toy Fair. A cooperative, timed puzzle game based on the Towers of Hanoi. Probably better at 2 players than at 4. We’ll be back with more information soon.
Raising Money for Kids with Cancer
Andrew will be shaving his head on livestream. We’re matching the first $50 in donations!
Text “familygamersaa” to 44321, or go to thefamilygamers.com/buzzoff/. Our goal is to raise $250.
Play This Not That
Our goal is to take popular games and give you some options that are a little better.
Yahtzee is a die rolling, set collection game, and also the original roll-and-write. It’s an abstract game and it has a lot of restrictions. Maybe you like those restrictions, maybe you don’t.
Die Rolling, Set Collection Games
What are other games that let you “reroll the dice to make a certain set”?
King of Tokyo – fight off giant monsters and take over Tokyo! There are cards with special powers you can “buy”, and health that you’ll track.
Dice Throne – we call this “Battle Yahtzee” – ...