Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Scribbly Gum, By Joey Games - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Family board game  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  6 year-old ++   

Who would love this: This is an all ages game with fun strategy element, for one player OR a big group of players. 

I have been reading so much great things about Joey Games. I was super excited to test out “Scribbly Gum”, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it! Thank you Joey Games for providing a copy for review! 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) A Strategy Game With Awesome "Flip & Write" Mechanism 

We find the “flip and write” mechanism to be really refreshing! The game reminds me of Pac-Man (racing around a maze and eating up dots) and my childhood’s paper-and-pencil games. Scribbly Gum incorporates the beauty of the classic, and elevates it with amazing components. To play this game, each player gets a sheet off the tree diagram pad. Shuffle the 8 movement tiles, set out 7 face-down in a row. On each turn, a tile is flipped over, and player draws a line starting from a filled-in circle leading to another circle to “capture” an icon, by following the direction given on the tile (Up, Down, Left, Right, Dotted Line etc). The aim is to “capture” as many full sets of meal as you can (each meal is made up of 3 icons (nut, leaf, blossom). There are also “water droplets” which are “wild”, icon on meal tracker that gives an extra move, double or triple icons to be captured in one go, Achievement Tiles with extra points to be earned when certain conditions are achieved (eg when all circles at bottom row is filled-in etc). The game is played over 3 rounds, and the player with the highest cumulative score wins. I love the strategy element in this game! 

(2) A Uniquely-Designed Game With Aussie-Theme  

The design is based on the iconic squiggly trails created by moth larvae burrowing below the outer bark of eucalyptus trees. I love the way Joey Games uses tabletop games to celebrate the people, plants and wildlife of Australia. 

(3) 1-Player Game / OR Play In A Big Group 

This game can be played by 1 person, or an entire classroom of players! The game comes with a thick pad of sheets (over 100 pages), and the website also provides a printable digital version for us to entertain a large crowd of players! 

(4) Made Of Sustainably Managed Materials 

Joey Games are manufactured using 100% renewable energy, sustainably managed materials, with no plastic shrink wrap. Additionally, 1% of the profit will be donated to a nonprofit organisation that supports local indigenous communities. I’m loving it! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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