Now Available from USAopoly, Rollers

July 15, 2016 - 10:42am
rollers components A new family weight, push your luck style game has been released by USAopoly called Rollers.  In Rollers you have a board with sets of numbers from 1 through 5 which you are trying to cover up in order to score your board.  On a turn you will roll 6 dice, 5 of them have numbers and a wild and the last one has numbers and a zap.  You get to roll three times and keep what you like between rolls, unless you roll the zap, the zap will prevent you from saving any dice from that roll.  At the end of the third roll you cover up the spots you can by having saved the required sets of numbers.  You'll want to close the sets as quickly as possible because instead of playing the number to your board, you can use it to collect chips from other players.  You will always collect the value of the die from anyone who has not closed that number, so those 5's can get you lots of chips.  Once someone has finished their board the round ends and scoring happens.  If you were the one to fill in your board you get 2 points, and the person with the most chips will get 1 point.  The game ends when someone gets to 3 to 5 points, depending on the length of game you want to play. Rollers looks good and has a simple enough concept that I can imagine playing this with my family and enjoying it.  The only thing I am not a fan of is the zap die, mainly because you could roll it three times in a roll and thus invalidate you entire turn.  But for a mass market, push your luck type game, I think this one could do well.  You can read the announcement on the USAoploy site and pick up the game now at your local Target.