In the board game world there are a lot of variations of styles play. Heavy gamers, players that want to think or solve puzzles, tend to shy away from something that has a loose end-goal or ambiguous rules. On the flip side, players that want to laugh and get to know other people can be repelled by something that requires an hour of rules explanation and will create an atmosphere where players barely speak to each other because “they’re thinking.”
It’s a rare gem when a party game can still maintain the ‘party’ atmosphere, but still challenge creativity and problem solving without giving in to trivia that we all know Grandpa will win at anyway. That’s why Petrie’s has always been a big fan of Wing It by Flying Leap Games. Flying Leap as a whole is producing titles that push players to think, challenge and discuss ideas in fun and engaging ways that don’t feel dumbed down.
The quick idea is that you have several items at your disposal and you have a problem to solve. If you were facing this problem and only had three of these five items, how would you come out in the end? It’s your chance to be your own MacGyver!
Wing It, at its core, is not new in game mechanics. There are many games that are similar where cards are used to compare to other cards and then the randomness that ensues creates a joke or a talking point. But Wing It doesn’t rely on the randomness so much as it uses randomness as a weapon to brandish out of the box solutions. And it does so without ostracizing anyone in the family. Smaller kids can still use their imagination and tell stories while older players can choose to come up with viable solutions. The seriousness of a single game can be tailored for the group.
Flying Leap Games has an on-line version of Wing It that you can access by visiting the Flying Leap Games website, and then clicking “Play Wing It (for FREE!) Online.” Additionally, follow our Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll be posing various Wing It challenges throughout the summer for you to solve.
Come check out Wing It and Flying Leap Games’ other title The Million Dollar Doodle where players collaboratively create funny, weird products, and then pitch them to each other to win a million dollar investment!* Just another example of Flying Leap Games’ mission to bring you easy to understand games that create challenge and relationship building opportunities.
* money not included.