Digit / Pick-It / Stix

Digit / Pick-It / Stix

This card and sticks game challenges your ability to recognize and transform shapes with rotation and mirroring thrown into the mix. Taking turns you each try to convert the current shape of the 5 sticks into a shape that matches one of your 5 cards by moving only one stick. It's not always possible and certainly not always easy, but the person who succeeds the most wins. This simple but challenging game is enjoyed by adults and kids, and we've found that children as young as 4-5 can get a thrill in figuring out a way to create a match for a pattern. If you're tired of playing the same games with your kids, try to find a copy of this one and stretch your minds in new ways. This difficult to find game is known by several different names including Digit, Stix, and Pick-It. It comes from a company named Piatnik in Germany and also used to be sold through Discovery Toys. I can find it today on Amazon.de, eBay, and funagain.com (currently out of stock). The concept is simple enough that if you had a copy of the basic rules, you could probably create your own set of cards to play with 5 toothpicks. Figuring out the 55 ways that 5 sticks can form a shape might be a game in itself.

  • Great game, especially party game... who is the most creative cat? Who's the word worm? Find out and you've got a party started.

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  • ThisNext members recommended Carcassonne and the service suggested it to me based on the other games I and my kids have played. Sure 'nuff, it turned out to be a fun and challenging strategy game that the whole family enjoys. I a... ThisNext members recommended Carcassonne and the service suggested it to me based on the other games I and my kids have played. Sure 'nuff, it turned out to be a fun and challenging strategy game that the whole family enjoys. I am consistently impressed by the wide variety of German-style games available. Carcassonne uses similar playing pieces to other games (tiles and "meeple") but the way they are used is completely different from other tile games, making it fun to learn and play. Carcassonne a bit easier (and faster) than Settlers of Catan and about the same level as Ticket to Ride; I think it's going to be more popular with our family than either.

  • Scrabble is a great way to pass the time!

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  • Easy and fun game that is so simple to play that it really is for all age groups. Great game for parties as there is no player limit either and all players are fully involved.

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  • Great 2 player game and is in the same series as Dvonn. Imagine Connect Four turned into connect five ... and then add the ability for both players to reverse the colors by straight-line jumping with ring pieces.... and good ring ... Great 2 player game and is in the same series as Dvonn. Imagine Connect Four turned into connect five ... and then add the ability for both players to reverse the colors by straight-line jumping with ring pieces.... and good ring placement can block the other player.... and you have to get 3 lines of five(not all at the same time).... but each time you get a line of 5, you lose a precious ring.... Good visual strategy game unlike anything you are probably used to.

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  • Abalone was voted "Game of the Decade" by some astute game masters who saw the inherently simple, yet fun addictiveness of this game played with black and white marbles. You try to push five of your opponent's marbles off the edge... Abalone was voted "Game of the Decade" by some astute game masters who saw the inherently simple, yet fun addictiveness of this game played with black and white marbles. You try to push five of your opponent's marbles off the edge of the playfield. Simple and fun.

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  • In the spirit of the holidays, who needs a personal shopper when you've got GiftTRAP -- the game that keeps on giving, or the gift that keeps on gaming!. Enhance your emotional intelligence through the giving and receiving of virt... In the spirit of the holidays, who needs a personal shopper when you've got GiftTRAP -- the game that keeps on giving, or the gift that keeps on gaming!. Enhance your emotional intelligence through the giving and receiving of virtual presents. Choose the right gift for your fellow players, and you score points. Bad gifts lose points! Winning is about being as good at giving the right gift as you are at being given presents you most want. Fun...

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  • Maze

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    Billed as a "Co-operative Strategy Game", Maze is a poorly named, but challenging game that will stretch your mental abilities when played at the middle or hardest levels. You can ignore the claims that it is comparable to ches... Billed as a "Co-operative Strategy Game", Maze is a poorly named, but challenging game that will stretch your mental abilities when played at the middle or hardest levels. You can ignore the claims that it is comparable to chess. The similarity ends at having pieces that move on a grid. Since both players are working together to solve a common goal, it's really more of a puzzle you are trying to solve together; and it's a different challenge every time because of the random setup phase. The pieces and instructions have that "built in my garage workshop" quality, but that seems to be attractive to a certain "back to basics" market segment. (Is my wife going to read these reviews?) The minimum age for kids to enjoy this probably starts around 8-10, but even adults may want to stick with the rules at the easier levels unless you have a lot of time to plan your winning strategy.

  • I had a great time during my college summer in Berkeley, playing this game and learning every country in Africa.

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