Click Clack Lumberjack

Click Clack Lumberjack

Honestly I don’t know why I didn’t invest in more dexterity games sooner. It is hilarious to play them with responsible adults. Such competitive! So focus. Wow.

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30 thoughts on “Click Clack Lumberjack”

  1. We have a Loopin’ Louie around. Really would like a Crokinole board at some point, although Pitchcar is filling that role fairly well so far.

    Don’t know about the chopstick game! That’s a new one.

  2. I’ve only played Taktika, not yet Ascending Empires. And the PnP guy on BGG has a great flicking game where there’s terrain under the mousepad surface so there’s tricky slopes.

  3. I played Flick ‘Em Up at BGG, the intro scenario. It was cute fun, but not really more than a two player game. The player order rules were very odd. I wanted powers and characters. I would like to have tried the actual scenarios.

  4. Beware of overcompetitiveness. We have some incredibly serious Jenga players in my crew. We are so good that to spice it up we play with challenges like:

    keep primary hand flat on the table at all times

    touch blocks only with a garlic press

    wear a blindfold (but you get a helper)

    I’m not saying you can overdo it, but… you can overdo it

  5. Adam Blinkinsop Ascending Empires was literally in my hands at a store. While I was wandering around the store I looked out up on bgg and read the threads about the warping. Huge bummer!

  6. Honestly, I think it’s a solvable problem.  You don’t need the boards to play, really.  You could just place the planets on the table and figure out a way to split the quadrants.  If the planets move, the game still works. 🙂

    EDIT: I’ve seriously considered getting a friend to make me a wooden board, though.  Don’t get me wrong.

  7. Mischa Krilov​ understood re Crokinole! I guess I meant the essential dexterity skill at play. You flick the little pucks around, right?

    I’ll bet real Crokinole players don’t call them pucks. Table tennis players hate it when I call their rackets ping pong paddles, too.

  8. Finally got smart and hit the BGG database to dredge up action/dexterity games. Saw some good ones! Adam Blinkinsop mentioned Catacombs way up high and I skimmed over it, but there it is the third-highest ranked dexterity game in the database. Hmm. A flicking dungeon game is pretty spot-on, isn’t it?

  9. I’m strickly off adult beverages until my gum seals up, this whole oral surgery postop bullshit. In like a month.

    The whole table stank of Monkey Shoulder and Balvenie last night and I was very sad. But virtuous! I’m well hydrated today.

  10. Our experience with Catacombs was that one of us was usually having an “on” day and just cleaned up while others didn’t have much fun. We never had that experience with Carabande, Bamboleo, Hamsterolle, Bausak, etc. I’m not really sure why it was so different.

  11. I remember a game of Jenga that grew so competitive it had precisely one block per level. The last move took about 15 minutes and involved shifting the whole tower apart from the lowest storey to do this. I don’t think I’ve played Jenga since then; it can’t be topped.

  12. Mischa Krilov I think the turn order make perfect sense. It simulates being outnumbered really well when your guys start to get picked off. And with the hat flipping all you have to remember is the player order on your own team.

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