The Publisher: Games by Play Date
Time: 10 minutes tops
Players: Me, Teagan, Cael
Game Play: Pack the Pack is a tile game designed for younger folks, which is nice. It consists of a bunch of wooden tiles with colorful designs on one side. The tiles line up to form gems; some tiles have half pieces, some have quarter pieces. The object is to pack your pack (a rectangular area on your player mat) with as many full gems as possible.
Everyone starts off with five pieces, and once you've got all five of them fit into your pack, you can grab a new one from the hoard (the big mess of tiles in that picture). You can also toss a piece back by saying "Junk!", but then you have to take two more, so that can get crazy if you're not lucky enough to grab something you can use. You can rearrange tiles in your pack as you like, but at some point someone will be happy with their pack and say "To Town!"
|Cael pores over his choices.|
|Teagan won the first game handily.|