In 2020 we looked for the best games for distance gaming & replayability for all ages. These were titles that passed several tests for families and individuals in quarantine. Are they easy to explain to non-gamers? Do they have a broad age range appeal? Is there replayability—meaning, does the game have a puzzle element that brings a player back to better their own scores or previous successes? And does it have a good solitaire or two-player appeal?

Over the next several months we’ll be revealing those to you that checked off a large portion of our credentials.

Second Chance, from Stronghold Games, plays well over Zoom, is easily taught to young gamers and non-gamers alike, and has a wide player count from solitaire all the way to 6 players. And it plays in only 15 minutes, so that leaves plenty of time to play it multiple times in one sitting. Each player starts with a 9×9 grid that they want to fill as completely as possible. To begin the game, everyone receives a different card with a starting tile and marks off its spaces on their grid.

Every turn, two puzzle tile cards are revealed, and each player chooses one of them, then marks off squares on their personal grid that match the shape of the image shown on their chosen card. Multiple players can choose the same card. If a player cannot fit either revealed shape into their grid, they get a second chance and reveal one card from the deck just for them. If they can fit this shape in their grid, they do continue normally next round; otherwise, they are eliminated from play.

The game ends when all players have been eliminated, the deck of puzzle cards has run out, or a player has completely filled their grid. If someone has filled their grid, they win. If all players have been eliminated or the deck ran out of cards, then whoever has the fewest empty spaces wins.

All through April, spend $60 in one visit & receive a copy of Second Chance free! This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, credit, or discount and is limited to one per customer, one per visit. The offer ends once supplies are gone.

 

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