Flick ’em Up!: Dead of Winter pits players against zombies in a dexterity game that has you using tools in various ways to take out the undead while they in turn shamble somewhat randomly in your direction.
This is definitely one of the more unusual offerings from our German friends. An assortment of oddly shaped wooden blocks are placed onto a round, wooden ‘platter.’ The platter has a cork ball on its underside, which is then placed on top of a conical stand. The trick is that the oddly shaped pieces are to be removed one-by-one, which has a high probability of upsetting the whole contraption’s delicate balance. The bigger the piece that you remove when it’s your turn, the more points you’ll score, but you have a higher likelihood of spilling everything, which scores you negative points.
Jenga is played with 54 wooden blocks; each block is 3 times as long as it is wide, and slightly smaller in height than in width. The blocks are stacked in a tower formation; each story is three blocks placed adjacent to each other along their long side, and each story is placed perpendicular to the previous (so, for example, if the blocks in the first story are pointing north-south, the second story blocks will point east-west). There are therefore 18 stories to the Jenga tower. Since stacking the blocks neatly can be tedious, a plastic loading tray is included.
The KLASK game board is shaped like a ball field with two deep holes functioning as goals in each end of the field. In the middle of the field, three white magnetic pieces serve as “obstacles” – do NOT attract them to your own gaming piece! Your gaming piece is a black magnet. You control it by holding a large magnet under the board. This magnet is connected to a small magnet placed on the field. The purpose of the game is to push the small, red ball around on the field with your magnet/gaming piece, shoot the ball past the obstacles and your opponent and into the goal hole (Klask). It’s so much fun when your opponent suddenly is covered in white obstacles or you drop your gaming piece into the goal – something which might happen if you get a little too eager!
“Meow~ It looks so delicious!” Catty Fatty stares at the dried fish hung high on the shelf drooling. All cats are attracted wondering how they can reach the yummy fish beyond their leap. They come up with the idea of stacking on each other’s back so as to grab the fish. Let’s help them make a tower of cats!
Lift it!, a.k.a. [bild’ it], is a family building game in which players try to build projects depicted on the building cards. Players lift building blocks of different shapes with a crane hook to form the correct structure within the time limit shown on each building card. Each correctly placed block scores a point and additional points are scored if player manages to build the structure correctly within the time limit.