Geek Game Night: Oh Gnome You Don’t
Oh Gnome You Don’t is a fun family board game for 2-5 players from Gut Busting Games. This one doesn’t have a heavy theme and the gameplay isn’t super deep, but it is a whole lot of fun. Basically you and your friends are a bunch of greedy gnomes duking it out for gems and treating each other badly. Like I said, a lot of fun.
As you make your way around the board, you will be giving each other wedgies, hitting each other in various ways and stealing money. At first glance it looks like a Candyland knockoff, but it is much better than that. You’ll race to the finish line, using cards to stop other players from getting ahead. You will want to stop at some gnome businesses along the way to sell items for gems, like Gnome Depot or the Toadstool Cafe. But it isn’t always that easy. Let’s say I have a nut that I want to sell. I’m almost to the store and I’m ready to cash in, but no! Someone played the Squirrel card and he ate my nut!
And if you land on the same space as another player you can use brawl cards to fight and take gems. That’s where wedgies and nose pulls and kicks to the butt come in.
You can mine for gems by rolling the die, but if someone has the Mining Interrupt card, they steal half of the gems you get.
The game is full of these sorts of tricks that trip you up or stop you or set you back. Play the “Oh Gnome You Don’t card” when someone tries to mess with you and you are safe.
The art is really awesome on this game. All of the cards and the gameboard look fantastic and are made well. The game is so basic and easy to understand that anyone can learn it easily. This one is fun for everybody, but it’s best for some good old fashioned family fun with your kids. I thought I was going to hate this game, but it was a lot of fun and it is a game that I could play fairly often. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Find Oh Gnome You Don’t at Amazon for just $25.22. You’ll be glad you got it.