Thursday, June 8, 2023

Carla Caramel, By LOKI - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Ice-cream theme, cooperative game 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  4 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Kids who love sweet treats and board games with a cool theme 

Carla Caramel from LOKI has just become the most in-demand game in our family; ice cream with 4 flavour bombs, eye-catching vendor stall set-up, a relatable theme that resonates dearly with the “sweet tooth” clan. Carla Caramel has EVERYTHING irresistible to kids and adults. Thank you VR Distribution , this game is fantastic! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Exciting Ice Cream Theme - We LOVE the ice cream theme with clear objective; this game captures the hearts of both my kids (4 and 7 year-old). First, set up the ice cream stand with the Sun token placed at the left-most space on the canopy. Players take turn to roll the special chunky dice - add a scoop of ice cream on a selected cone if you roll a “flavour”, move the sun one space to the right if you get the “Sun”, and serve an ice-cream cone to a kid waiting in queue if the dice shows a “Kid”. The goal is to race against the “Sun” to serve all 5 kids with the most “completed” and marvellous-looking ice-cream (preferably with 3 scoops on each cone!). But beware, the “Sun” melts an ice cream for good when it moves onto the canopy space facing a cone with 3 scoops. The game ends when you get 5 happy kids with their delicious treats, OR when 2 out of the 6 ice cream are melted by the Sun. Players then count the final score of the game based on the number of scoops served, and receive their “medal” of the day (“Popsicle” medal for the lowest score, and “Master Scooper” medal for the team with 18 to 20 points). 

(2) Cooperative + Strategy Game - It was GREAT fun watching the kids discussing passionately, trying to agree to the BEST strategy to win. They figure out plans to accumulate more points and to avoid melted ice-cream, and decide together whether a “risk” is worth taking (e.g should we pass a turn when we roll a “Kid”, and try to get more scoops up on the cones?). 

(3) Stunning & Quality Game Components - I LOVE the innovative and visually-appealing presentation of this game; I love how the ordinary box can be cleverly transformed into an exciting 3D ice-cream stand with partitioned “tubs” of ice cream. I also love the wooden “ice cream” scoop in crescent shape, wooden dice, the sturdy cardboard cones, and the adorable graphics. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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