Quick Look: Koinz
Designer: Phill Bradley
Publisher: 3 Inch High Games
Year Published: July 2022
No. of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 5-30 minutes.
From the Publisher:
Simple coin (Koin) stacking, area control game. Players alternate playing Koinz onto 1-4 Surfaces with the goal of capturing each Surface by accumulating the most points on that Surface. The first player to capture five Surfaces wins. Each round takes about five minutes. Players get to choose how many Koinz and surfaces are used in each round and strategy will change based on these choices.
Disclaimer: The publisher provided the copy of Koinz.. The opinions expressed in the review are completely my own.
This game packs an astounding level of strategic placement, dexterity, and field management for anywhere from 2-4 players.
Our playtesters were blown away. It is both simple and amazingly difficult.
You take turns defining the resources that everyone will have then take turns placing increasingly smaller numbered pieces on the boards. Whoever can fit most of their numbers on a board scores a point and 5 points total are needed to win the game. You can work hard to get just one board, strategically tie the control so no-one gets points or just make really weird playfields that don’t allow more pieces to be played. You can only play if your piece fits fully on the board without going off an edge or moving another piece, and smaller point pieces can cover larger ones.
We played several times and it did not get stale. We had all age ranges from all adults to groups including young kids and everyone could play and have a good time.
All this comes in a box that is about 3 inches cubed. I love this game and hope we can stock it. It is short enough to be a filler and amazing enough to be a full main attraction at game night.
10/10 in both categories you should try this game!
After reading The Arcanist’s Armory LLC’s review, if this sounds like a game for you at the time of this posting Koinz is available for purchase on AMAZON for only $15.99. Check it out and get yours HERE.
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The Arcanist’s Armory LLC- Reviewer
The Arcanist’s Armory LLC has recently begun to review board games. They love supporting small creators as they also run several custom dice and game projects and empathize well with other small creators. Sharik Peck, the owner, has a master’s degree in Financial Economics and a JD (law degree). He works as an attorney full time and runs the gamestore on the side. They specialize in family friendly games and their reviews will make sure to give suggestions for how to play the games with your families.
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