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Subject: Yikerz! --Strong Magnets and Mousepads, Zipped Together. rss

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Inno Van
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A two minute dexterity game with two twists:

1) The board itself is four triangles (made of mouse-pad cloth) that can be configured differently depending on whim.
2) Really strong magnets.

Each player has an equal number of magnet pieces. Try to place yours without moving any of those already placed. Any piece you move you have to take back into your hand. First player to place all their pieces wins.

Like all "how many can you place" dexterity games, the winner is the person next in turn order after the first person to make a mistake, since the area they clear with their mistake allows easy placement for the next several players. Given the extremely short play time, this is okay.

The "board" being four triangles of mouse pad cloth allows variety in play, but beginners will tend to make the board too spread out and easy, with no interaction between the magnets at all --stick with the basic box when beginning. Once your play group has played it ten times or so, try giving each player one piece of the board to place, with the requirement that each board placement touch at least one already placed board piece.

It's also quite reasonable to buy two copies and combine them. Four players using the magnets from two sets and only six board pieces will make even the most spread out board configuration still interesting.

Kudos on the compact packaging. The zipper closure fabric bag actually works quite well.
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John Labelle
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;)Just was introduced to it at ConnectiCon game and Anime Con. by a cos-player of The Prince in Katamari (think about that for a minute).

The game was great fun! Perfect for a very quick game fix when you are at a coffee shop (which we were).

I went right out and picked up a copy to keep in my glove compartment of my car. It takes 30 seconds to explain to new players and laughs will ensue. Very creative.
Nice Review!
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