Friday, November 25, 2016

Review :: Tenzi & Tenzi Card Deck

Tenzi is a fun, fast-paced dice game that is great for the whole family. (Available at Timberdoodle.) 
Each Tenzi set has a total of 40 dice (10 dice in 4 different color sets). The dice colors are assorted, so it is easy to get a variety of color sets. The basic idea behind the original Tenzi game is to roll all of your dice as fast as you can, keeping whichever you choose, until all 10 dice show the same number.

Simple, right?

Everyone can play and it is so much fun! Plus, with the tube packaging, Tenzi is very portable.

Even if you choose not to play the Tenzi game, these colorful Tenzi dice sets are fabulous. Dice are great for a variety of educational games and the color variety makes these great to use for making patterns and more. 

A great addition to Tenzi is the Tenzi Card Deck. (Also available at Timberdoodle.) The Tenzi Card Deck has 77 alternate ways to mix it up with your Tenzi dice. All of the games in the Tenzi Card Deck have "zi" titles (Pairzi, Evenzi, Storkzi, Acey Duzi, etc.).
Are the 77 ways to play all totally different from each other? Not exactly.
Are the 77 ways to play cards worth getting? Definitely.

We had so much fun playing a variety of the Tenzi Card Deck games...much more fun than I thought we would have. There are versions which require more concentration (focusing on particular combinations of numbers) and versions which are just great for laughs (like "Piratezi", where you must roll keeping one eye closed and you must say "Arrrg" after each roll). There are even some ideas for games which do not involve speed (although most in the deck do involve an element of speed) and some additional blank cards for writing down your own Tenzi game versions. 

One of the best things about Tenzi and the Tenzi Card Deck games is that it is so easy to pick up. You can introduce a new person to the game and be playing within a minute. This is a great ice breaker, a great rainy day activity, a great party game (be sure to buy extra Tenzi tube sets!), and can be used as an educational tool as well.

I definitely recommend Tenzi and the Tenzi Card Deck games as an addition to any family game closet.
FTC Declaration: Timberdoodle has provided me with a complimentary copy of this product. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.

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