There are 27 plastic bars (nine in three different colors). You mix these up and place them in a line. The order cards are shuffled and five are dealt to each player (six in a two player game). The rest of the deck is then set on the table and three cards are drawn to make the display. An order card has a point value and one to three bars shown with colors displayed.
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Social/Interactive Party Games
Party games are a great way to break the ice and get to know people.
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We asked creators of sport-based games for opinions about the upcoming Olympic games.
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Dungeon Academy offers a unique twist on the roll-and-write genre, adding a real-time racing element to the gameplay.
Crossed Words is a party word game about coming up with unusual connections as quickly as possible.
Getting on Track
Track and Field is the centerpiece of the games, drawing in some of the biggest crowds and containing some of the most memorable moments. For example, Usain Bolt — shoelaces undone, chicken nuggets for dinner — sprinting his way to the 100m world record in 2008. Curiously, there are very few athletics-based modern tabletop games.
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Casual Strategy Games
The following can be taught in under ten minutes and played in under an hour. This means you can play more games in a single game night or spend some time relaxing and chatting for part of the night.
Bravo! is an abstract roll-and-write game featuring multiple ways to score, bonuses to earn, and many paths to victory.
Save for submerging all your components into a tub of water and frenetically splashing them to the other side of it, swimming isn’t an easy conversion to the tabletop arena. But it’s being attempted on Kickstarter in the form of Chlorination. Described by creator Filip Lindlof as “a worker placement...strategy game about swimming,” Chlorination sees players manage a swimmer’s journey through training, preparation and competing in swim meets.