"Thick as a Snicker" ~ ♫ "Your uncle says to, says to tell you, You are a monkey girl."♫
Sounds complex? Nope it's simple fast and fun!
Totally agree. We bumbled about with the rules, actions and flow of a round during our first playthrough, but I Think we now have most of it understood.
The stoke tokens weigh heavily in our decisions.
And it feels like real surfing!
I've tried surfing a couple of times, but did boogie boarding for many summers, so the variable strength of the incoming waves is a very creative implement.
When advancing the surf and rolling the next wave's die, I can't stop making a slushy surf sound of the water rushing up on the sand.
The balancing between the long and short boards is a neat aspect.
Can't wait to play again, perhaps trying a long board or even competing against a bot.
My first attempt with the long board I thought it was a sure way to consistently gain points strongly balanced riding the waves, but then I realized those '4' cards are not allowed.
Catching a barrel is tough on them.
Also to earn a 'hang ten' seems a very tough accomplishment, but of course my wife earned it on her purple long board.
Great game and my wife loves it.