Monday, April 20, 2015

All Queens Chess Review

Another new game from Think Fun!

All Queens Chess is a twist on classic Chess.  This game is played with all queen pieces.
Targeted for players 8+, this 2 player game is a strategy game that requires players to plan their moves carefully.  The goal of the game is to get four queens in a row.  Like in chess, the Queen can move any direction (vertical, horizontal, diagonal) and any number of squares.  The main difference is that no pieces can be captured.
Not much of a chess player, I was a little concerned I would not be able to play this game.  Not so!  Think expanded Tic-Tac-Toe with moving pieces.  Set up is very simple, and play is equally easy.  Once the pieces are placed on the 25 square board, players determine who will move first and play begins.  Players simply take turns moving their color piece, trying to line up four in a row in any direction.  Pieces can move in a straight line any direction, any number of spaces, provided there is nothing in the way. Pieces cannot jump or capture another player's piece.  

Following these simple rules, game play is as varied as the players and their skill levels.  My daughter is able to play with her friend in several short games, while my husband and I can make a single game last over 10 minutes.  There is really no end to the possibility or the fun with this game.
I have really enjoyed playing this game, and have become admittedly a little addicted to it.  This is the perfect game to take along on trips, for a rainy day, or for game night.  Nearly anyone can play this game, and it is near the top of my current favorite games.

Retail price for this game is only $12.99.  You can find it online here

I received this game for free in exchange for my honest and un-biased review.

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