Active players, we have so many games that we’re going to be demoing at Gen Con (at booth 2535, are you tired of us saying that yet?) that we’re going to have to spotlight multiple games in the same post.
Today we’re focusing on Catch the Moon and Men at Work!
Catch the Moon- Bombyx Games
This one is incredibly simple to learn: Your goal is to stack a bunch of ladders to reach the moon, but you don’t want to knock the ladders over or the moon will cry because of your clumsiness. On your turn, you will add a ladder to the stack. You roll the die and it shows you one ladder, two ladders, or a moon. For one, the ladder you add must only touch one existing ladder. For two, it must touch exactly two existing ladders. For the moon symbol, you may touch one or two existing ladders, but your ladder must be the highest in the stack. Every time you knock part of the stack over or you don’t complete your task (if your ladders touches two but you rolled one, for example) you collect a Moon Tear. Once the last ladder is placed or the last tear is collected, the player with the least number of tears wins!
Seriously it’s that easy. And a little bit stressful.
As you can see by my face, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s definitely fun. Swing by and try not to make the moon cry! We will have Catch the Moon available for demo and purchase every day of Gen Con.
Men at Work- Pretzel Games
“Okay Risa,” you say, “I like dexterity games, but I want something with a little more challenge. Something with different-sized pieces and parts.” I hear you, all of you. And I am here to offer the perfect option: Men at Work.
In this game you are building a construction site. A very safe construction site I might add, because safety violations are how you lose the game. Depending on the card you draw you’ll place a beam, a girder (a longer beam), a worker, a brick, or a worker holding a brick or a beam. Your goal is to keep building, using only one hand, without knocking anything over, which would get you a safety violation. Too many violations and you’re out of the game.
That’s just an overview, it’s a little more intricate than that, but not by much! To learn more, come by the booth (#2535) and we’ll be happy to show you! Men at Work is going to be one of our rotating games so check back soon for our updated Gen Con schedule, which will include what games will be at the tables on what days. If you really want to learn this game and you’re only going to be there a specific day, let us know! We can’t promise anything, but if there is a demand for a particular game on a particular day, we will definitely take note.