Sunday, April 6, 2014

Board Game: Claymania

Cael's been wanting to play this for a while, so last night we finally managed it.

The Game: Claymania
The Publisher: Gamewright (not linking because I hate their site)
Time: 30-45 minutes, depending on who's playing
Players: Me, +Cheyenne Rae Grimes, Teagan, Cael

Game Play: Divide up into two teams, both teams get a marker on the board. You roll a d6, move your pawn vertically or horizontally, and wind up on a colored square. Then you pick a card with six color-coded things on it (I don't think the colors correspond to categories or anything), and sculpt the thing indicated while your team tries to guess it, with a minute on the timer.

If you get it right, you get a chip. The team that gets all six chips first wins. If you land on a square that corresponds to a color you already have, you have to defend it - unless you get it right, you lose your chips. Likewise, some of the squares are "All Clay," in which both teams sculpt and the one that gets it first wins.

Opinions: It's basically Pictionary with Play-Doh. Played with adults, it would take on a different feel, mostly because the cards have things like "car port" and "bottleneck." +Michelle Lyons-McFarland was not playing and she made herself available to explain weird items to the kids, which helped. We stopped using the "defend" rules midway through because otherwise it would have taken all night, but the kids really enjoyed the game and laughed a lot, so we'll call that a success.

Keep? Yep.