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A summertime treat of a game!

What a strange year this has been! We are slowly getting into a routine now that school is back in session for Ninja (even though he only attends for a couple of hours a week), and Truck and I can discuss and write our game reviews. We’ve been playing games when we can, and I learned a few during Gen Con online. (But more on that later.)

IMG_2911During the summer (who am I kidding) anytime of the year, if you ask T what he wants for dinner, he’s going to tell you ice cream. While I don’t always give in, there have been some nights when ice cream was what hit the spot after a crazy day at home. We were introduced to a game with a similar theme, That’s My Sundae!

The goal of the game is to have the highest score after three rounds, each round consisting of creating the requisite number of sundaes.( In our case, it was 4 becase only 2 of us were playing. ) You start off with a hand of 8 cards and play 2 each turn, either building up your sundae or discarding unwanted cards. After you’ve done that, you draw 2 cards to get your hand to 8 and then it is the next player’s turn. It’s a really simple concept, and it was easily picked up by T. To build a sundae, you start with a cone, then you add scoops and toppings (1 each) to build your sundae. There are specialty cards that cause your opponent to lose their sundae such as “Broken Cone”, “Melted Scoop” and “Ants”. If you have a “That’s My Sundae” card, you are able to counteract one of the disasters that has been handed to you.  You can also lock your sundae with the “Locked Sundae” card (I had these and T was not a happy camper when I’d put one down), “Steal” an ingredient from another player or skip a player by playing “Braid Freeze”. The rules to the game are quite simple, the first my favorite, “1. Have fun!” If someone deals out a disaster card to you, anything that was supported by the card that was taken away, ie scoops and toppings if a broken cone is played, also go away.IMG_2912

T enjoyed playing this game, it was a great light game to play. He wasn’t thrilled he didn’t win, but who is?! The game is for ages 8 and up, 2-6 players, and is played quickly, easily under half an hour.

If you are interested in this game, I’ve been given a link to save you a little bit of cash…you know, to put toward another game…(I have some reviews coming up of some awesome games…trust me, you’ll want to get them!)

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