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Maximum Throwdown

Maximum Throwdown is a competitive card-flicking game, where you toss cards from your deck onto other cards. The symbols the cards land on determines what actions you can take. For example, you could attack another player’s cards by trying to cover up their points with a card toss, or you could steal another player’s card, toss it,  and try to land it upside down such that they lose points.

Personally, I didn’t really care for it, but, then again, I played it as a two-player game. I can see how it could be fun with a larger group, perhaps a party where you don’t want to have to think much or explain many rules. I’ve heard that other dexterity games, such as Cat Tower, are great for drinking parties, and perhaps this one would be enhanced by the presence of libations. I also think the age range (14+) is underestimating the ability of most children, I think 10 or 12 years old would catch on quickly to the basic mechanics. And perhaps it would be great with younger kids too!

-Natalie

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