Thursday, 5 December 2013

Toss Your Cookies - Review

Game Manufacturer: Gamewright
Ages: 8 and up
# Players: 3 to 8
Avg. Game Length: 15 minutes

Players try to be the first to collect 5 of the same cookie and the glass of milk while the dice direct them to trade cards or toss them in a pile for a mad grab.

Pros:
  • Simple strategy
  • Fast gameplay
  • Fun, engaging play even for adults

Cons:
  • Perceived "fairness" of the toss

We received Toss Your Cookies from another family that had enjoyed it, but had run into hard feelings during the game. Our first play through quickly showed us the same thing. The first few rounds went fine, but once the dice directed us to "toss" the milk there was an argument over how "fair" the toss was. If the milk tile bounced closer to one child than the other, or one had their hand closer to the table or had blinked at the wrong moment became a point of contention. With our kids at the lower end of the age spectrum for the game we decided to take this as a learning experience, although we did come up with a rule variation (article and link to follow).

Despite that minor bump we all still enjoy the game and have played several times on our family game nights.


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