Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out!
First up we mash up two childhood classics in ToeShamBo!
Next up we take card tricks in a storybook land but take care not greedy in the Fox in the Forest!
And lastly we dust off a game find from the roaring 20’s to get our pegs in a row in Blox-O!
Toe Sham Bo
Designed by: Frank Alberts
Published by: Zafty Games (2018)
Ages: 8 & up
Time: 5 min
ToeShamBo = Tic-Tac-Toe + Roshambo (rock-paper-scissor); which is basically all you need to know to play…
You’re playing Tic-Tac-Toe with cards, but instead of Xs and Os your cards have Rock, Paper, & Scissor icons!
The object is to get three of your color cards in a row with the same symbol. But you can cover each other’s cards, by playing the card that “beats” it on top.
You have a hand of 3 cards from your deck, which also has two special cards, An “Undo” which removes the last card played, and a “Bomb” which beats everything and removes all cards under it from the game.
Fox in the Forest
Designed by: Joshua Buergel
Published by: Foxtrot Games (2017)
Ages: 10 & up
Time: 30 min
The Fox in the Forest is a trick-taking game for 2 players. Utilize the special abilities on the Fairy Tale characters to take actions like changing the trump suit, or gaining the lead after losing a trick. Score points by winning more tricks than your opponent, but don’t get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you will fall like the villain in so many fairy tales.
Published by: Lubbers & Bell Mfg Co (1923)
In Blox-O, each player in turn moves one of their pegs around the board, one space at a time. The square-shared board consists of horizontal and vertical lines. The object is to line up three of your pegs in a single row. If you are able to do so, you can remove one of your opponents pegs from the board. The first player who removes 5 of their opponents seven pegs is the winner.