Island Surf - A Dexterity Game on KS

July 15, 2014 - 7:18pm
island surf   Well, surfing miniatures is nothing new.  For the past several years, many chains (ie Wal-Mart, Target, etc) have been selling mini skateboards and bikes meant for kids to play with using only their fingers to traverse a multitude of obstacles.  Well Tyler Tnsley, of has a campaign going on Kickstarter to fund a new dexterity game focused on surfing - using a variety of different marbles to represent water.

"Players race around a course of islands.  On a player's turn, marbles are moved on the mat to make a wave and the surf board is moved along that wave.  Building a wave is a push-your-luck situation; the farther you space marbles, the greater distance you can surf, but the harder it can be to reach the next marble.

island surf components

Player’s marbles remain on the table and can be used by the other players to catch up to them.  As the wave grows, players make strategic choices about which marbles they move on their turn.  It's that balance of dexterity and strategy that keeps the game interesting for a long time."

You can real much more about the game, see a short little demo video, as well as fund the game by visiting the Kickstarter page here.