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Farkle Frenzy

Farkle Frenzy

Fall 2011 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: PlayMonster
Price: $21.99

Farkle Frenzy is a fast-paced race-to-the-top game of dice, where the goal is to race your opponents to the top of the Dice Riser by acquiring points from rounds of die rolls. The fun begins when the common die, housed in a Bubble Hub, is pushed down. After the common die is rolled, all players simultaneously roll their own color-coded set of five die and try to acquire points by rolling a one, five or combination of other numbers. The round ends when either one person makes it to the top, or all players "farkle" by rolling die that have no points. The game continues until one player reaches a total of 10,000 points. Strategy and risk-taking are involved, as players must decide whether to hold earned points, or roll again and risk losing all points by farkling. Tweens and teenagers enjoyed playing, and parents liked that it's easy to learn and well-constructed.

Trish Reske   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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