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The holiday season for me is all about playing games with the family. It’s a long tradition in my family and I like to find fun and unique games that everyone can enjoy playing. Stack Attack is a stacking game with dice so it’s a simple concept even small children can learn. In the game, you can stack your die in a risky way or play it safe so that your dice tower does not topple over. At each turn, the player rolls their dice and depending on the number they roll, they will stack higher or lower numbers on the dice tower. The first player to stack all of their dice on their tower before it falls WINS! Just don’t be the player who knocks down the tower because you’ll score a big fat zero!
This is a fantastically fun and easy game for the whole family. If you have a family of ‘gamers’ bring this along on your holiday events to get the party started. While the game is recommended for ages 8 and up, my five year old was able to play the game with no problem. Sure, it can be frustrating when your dice tower falls over, but that’s the name of the game. I sort of think of it as an easy reverse-Jenga, with building instead of deconstructing. The dice cups were great at making ‘fair’ die rolls and it’s a great challenge while still being an uncomplicated game. Love.
For 2 to 4 players. Ages 8 & Up
Contents: 20 Dice (4 Different Color Sets of 5), 4 Dice Cups, Quake Plate, Rules
About Smethport and Patch Products: Smethport gets their name from the city of Smethport, PA where Ralph Herzog and William Kerr started their toy company in 1923 as Marvel Specialty Co with their first magnet set product. You may know them through their popular Wooly Willy magnetic grinding drawing toy that was first produced in the 1950s and you can purchase in toy retailers in the United States today (and you can now even get Wooly Willy as an iPhone App!). It was Smethport that acquired the Lauri® Toy Company in 2003 (see my earlier review of their Tall Stacker Pegset for a product recommendation) and in 2008 Smethport and Lauri joined the awesome family of the seriously fun Patch Products!
List Price: $ 11.99