Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tri-Cross (From Games for Competitors)


Tri-Cross Eco Board GameWe love discovering new games and have found another winner! Tri-Cross is a strategy game that is a little bit chess, a little bit checkers, and a lot of fun. It comes in two versions; the board game pictured above and the eco-friendly travel edition you see on the left.

The directions flummoxed us at first, but it could have been lack of caffeine (that'll do it every time).  The good news is that there are video tutorials that show you how to play. So if you're like me and you'd rather have someone else read through game directions and then teach you to play, you're golden. We watched the first video, understood it immediately, and got right to playing.

This is a 2-4 player game and there were six of us who wanted to play, so we had teams.  The team members worked together to decide where to place their pieces. In this particular game, the one solo player actually won, but a good time was had by all.

I like that this is a game we can all play together and yet two or three people can pull it out and play anytime as well.  With wide ages ranges at my house, I love having games that we all can enjoy.  Tri-Cross is one of these.  It's easy to play and yet the strategy involved means a new game every time. Recommended!

Tri-Cross is available online or from your favorite retailer.  The standard version is $24.95, while the eco-edition will run you $19.95.  There's even a spiffy wooden version for $35.95!




*Disclosure: I received the standard and eco version to try at no cost, for review purposes.  A positive review was not required, only an honest one.  For more opinions on this product, check out the TOS Crew!*



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