Gamewright celebrates 25 Years with the release of many new games at the Toy Fair this year
February 11, 2019 - 3:48am
Gamewright has been in the business of making family games for 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, Gamewright is releasing a bunch of new games at the Toy Fair held in New York City, February 16-19. Here is a quick look at the titles to be released. Guju Guju will receive it first English release from Gamewright. In Guju Guju, a number of fruit cards are placed face up on the table and the rest is divided amongst the players. Players take turns guesses which fruit is on the card they flip over from their deck. When one guesses correctly, everyone races to discard their cards onto the matching fruit cards in the center of the table. The first player who discard all his cards first wins. Guju Guju plays 2-5 players, 6+, in 5-10 minutes. It comes with 120 cards. Rat-a-Tat Roll is a follow up to Rat-a-Tat Cat. In Rat-a-Tat Roll, player moved around the board trying to collect low cards (cats) while avoiding high cards (rats). Players choose how many dice they roll (one, two or three) for the best chance to land on the best spots. The player with the lowest score at the end wins. Rat-a-Tat Roll plays 2-5 players, 6+, in about 15 minutes. Contents include 45 cards, 15 tokens, 4 dice, 1 figurine, gameboard, and rules. Twin It! also gets its first English release from Gamewright. In Twin It! players quickly reveal card the cards on the table and seek to find matches before the others. Over a hundred cards with colorful designs by Tom Vuarchex (Skull) look deceptively similar to other cards, so players have to be perceptive as well as quick. Twin It! plays 2-6 players, 6+, in 5-10 minutes. It comes with 135 cards and a sand timer. Sushi Roll is a dice version of the ever popular Sushi Go! Instead of drafting cards, players draft dice from their conveyor belt and roll to place on their tray. Menu tokens allow players to re-roll a dice and chopsticks allow players to swap dice with another player. Sushi Roll plays 2-5 players, 8+, in 20 minutes. Contents include 30 dice, 40 scoring tokens, 20 pudding tokens, 18 menu tokens, 12 chopsticks tokens, 5 conveyor belts, 5 trays, dice bag, and rules. Bloom is roll and write game where players roll colorful dice and circle the corresponding groups of flowers in matching color in the flower field (their score pad). Players need to make the most of their field as they decide how best to collect the flowers for their bouquets for scoring. Bloom plays 2-5 players, 8+, in 20 minutes, and includes 6 dice, scorepad, and rules. Punto is an abstract strategy game where players attempt to connect four of their cards in a row. Players play cards next to each other to make or block connections. Additionally, players can also place higher value cards on top of lower value cards, so card value during placement is very important. Punto plays 2-4 players, 8+, in about 20 minutes, and includes 72 cards. This Game Goes to Eleven is a clever hand management game named after a joke in the film This Is Spinal Tap. Player play cards from their hand into a pile seeking to raise the pile sum to 11. If they reach exactly 11, they pass the pile to another player. If they cause sum to exceed 11, they take the pile. The first player to discard all their cards is the winner. This Game Goes to Eleven plays 2-5 players, 8+, in about 20 minutes, and includes 72 cards.