Sunday, November 6, 2022

Honeycombs, By Go Games Inc - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Innovative "dominoes" styled game but with a "Honeycombs" twist 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Kids and adults of all ages who love matching games 

Some games are classic, timeless, never goes out of style: - monopoly, chess, snakes and ladders, and (if I may add a modern addition to the list), “Honeycombs” by Go Games Inc. Honeycombs is a game with instant appeal; we love the great fun theme and easy rules that can be learnt within minutes. Thank you Divisible by Zero for providing this to us for a review 🙏 .

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Unique Matching Game - The set includes 52 hexagonal tiles (i.e. the shape of honeycomb). The rules kind-of remind me of dominoes, save that the pips are now being replaced with exciting honeycomb-related symbols, and the tiles are uniquely six-sided. First, divide the tiles equally amongst the players. The object is to “connect” the tiles by matching the symbols at the edges. I love that there are no complex rules to memorise or follow. Each of the tile has different combinations of symbols, so we will always end up using different strategies, assembling different formations. I love the honeycomb-related symbols: bumble bee, honeypot, honey dipper, bee hive, flowers, brown bear. This game is fun, (deceptively) simple, and therapeutically calming (especially when you are playing solo at your own quiet pace). 

(2) Different Ways to Play - I love that this game can “grow” with the kids. Our boy first played with this game 2 years back when we borrowed it from our local toy library. At that time, he did the “easy” / unofficial way by creating mainly a single chain of tiles, matching to only 1 or 2 sides maximum. He now enjoys the more “challenging” variant, with points accumulation, and always aiming for at least 2 to 3 matched-connections. 

(3) Special Power Tiles - We love the “special power tiles” that really spice up the game! There are tiles with “double points”, that “steal a turn”, give an “extra turn”, and my personal favourite - the “wild tile” (that gives us the power to choose 1 symbol on the tile and make it match-able with anything). 

(4) Quality & Drawing Bag - We love the “hard porcelain” feel of the tiles - thick, durable, make an addictive “click-clack” sound when being stacked together. I also love the yellow, travel-friendly drawstring storage bag that looks cheekily like a bee hive. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia) 

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