I was recently sent some games from Tactic Games to review as part of a campaign at BlogMatch. This game is called Roll for Gold and is an exciting battle to be the first to capture Blackbeard’s treasure.
The board is like a jigsaw puzzle with four large pieces that needs to be slotted together. The plastic pots are placed in the puzzle as is the dice container. Each player is given three guineas and two coloured dice which are placed in their plastic pot. The large guineas or Blackbeard’s treasure is left at the side of the board.
Each player takes a turn at rolling their coloured dice into the plastic cup on the board. The person with the lowest score pressed the dice cup in the centre of the board, otherwise known as Blackbeard’s Grave Mound. The player makes their move depending on the outcome of this dice throw. There are a number of options:
- My 1 – roll one of your dice
- My 2 – roll both of your dice
- Any 1 – roll one of another players dice
- Any 2 – roll two of another players dice
- 1+1 – roll one of my dice and one of another players
- Pirate – Blackbeard’s ghost appears and the person with the highest score on their dice gets one piece of Blackbeard’s treasure.
If at any point the coloured dice show a double parrot then the person who rolled gets a piece of gold from each player. The players take it in turns to press Blackbeard’s grave mound and you need to play tactically to make sure you have the highest score when Blackbeard’s ghost appears. The first player to reach 21 coins wins the game.
I had to read the rules a few times to understand how to play the game, I must admit I was a little bit confused at first. Once I got the hang of it though it was really easy to play and my son really enjoyed it. It is a good game to play with a few players, definitely one to get out when you have the family round.
It is recommended for ages 7+ and aimed at 3-6 players.
For more information on Tactic Games visit http://www.tactic.net
If you wish to buy the game you can find it online at: http://www.carouseltoyshop.co.uk/
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