The Y Game
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In this game, two players take turns laying chips on a triangular board. The first player to make a path that connects the three different sides wins. The winning path will form a twisted version of the letter Y, hence the name. I probably should say something about strategy since my theme this month is Mad-Cool-Math Nuggets, but nah. Not in the mood. Yesterday's blog was sufficiently mathy for several days worth of blogs.
This game caught my eye because my kids have a slightly different version. In Bingo Link you only have to forge a path between opposite sides of the hexagon. The sides are color coded red, blue, and yellow so you don't forget where you are going. The twist is that each player calls out the picture in the spot they choose to place their marker. The other players then have to find that image on their board and they get to place a marker in that spot. Maybe it could be called the I-game, for I-spy.
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Bingo Link is quick to learn, but boring once you're past age 6 or 7.
What are your past or current favorite board games? This past Christmas we got Forbidden Island which is a great cooperative board game. We also love One Night Ultimate Werewolf. That one looks more like a card game than a traditional board game, but I highly recommend it.