North Central Louisiana / No Longer A Resident of the Shreveport/Bossier City Area
Although I'd never heard or read about it before and only learned about its existence on Amazon.com early this morning, after reading some recent Chicago region news stories and blogs about it (some declaring it was one of the top hits at the recent Chicago Toy Fair), I was pleasantly surprised to discover what appears to be an impressive new indie-produced mainstream abstract strategy game called Stomple that appears to deliver a lot of thematic "Take that! And that! And that, too!" screwage factors.
It's descibed as follows:
"Introducing Stomple, the strategic marble-stomping game. Outwit your opponents by stomping their marbles before they stomp yours. Outmaneuver by leaving their stomper trapped with no escape. Out-stomp the competition and you win! The more you play, the more you learn the strategy behind the stomping.
Your turn consists of:
- Face your opponents.
- Examine the field.
- Consider your options.
- Now STOMP!
For 2-6 Players. Released: 11/19/2010 (Appropriate Age Range: 8 and up)
I first learned about it at this Amazon.com link: http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Master-Games-20040484-Stomple/dp/...
(That Amazon.com page has a few customer reviews on it, too.)
So, when I discovered that Amazon.com had Stomple on sale for 50% off (as of this writing, it's $14.99), I was even more intrigued and researched it at the following links: http://www.thegameaisle.com/chitag-picks-stomple-eleminis/
So, if you've been looking for a unique family abstract-strategy game for your own game closet OR to give to somebody else, Stomple might be one worth considering.
I myself took a chance and ordered it. And although it isn't even remotely played the same, it nonetheless appealed to the "Chinese Checkers" afficionado in me. ("Chinese Checkers" was the first ever board game that I ever played.)
(Please note that as of this writing, Amazon.com says that there are only 6 more days left to place an order for it to hopefully arrive in time for Christmas.)