We love playing card and board games as a family. We find them a great way to relax and switch off from our busy lives.
So when I was offered the opportunity to review the brand new board game ‘Nudge’ we couldn’t wait for it to arrive and test it out.
Disclosure: We were sent two copies of the board game Nudge. One to review and one to give away to one of our readers.
What is Nudge?
Nudge is described as ‘an incredibly simple yet insanely addictive abstract strategy game’. Designed for two players, each player moves their 3 counters around the board aiming to nudge one of their opponents counters off. What makes this strategy game really interesting is that the player has two moves each turn and counters can be moved both individually or as rows of linked discs depending on their configuration. There are also several different starting setups which definitely mixes up the gameplay.
Here is an animation from the Nudge website showing a game being played.
Nudge’s Eco Credentials.
One of the reasons Nudge appeals to me is it has been designed with the environment in mind.
It comes in simple, single colour print packaging to minimise production and reduce waste. The counters are made from biodegradable potato based bioplastic which when left exposed to the elements will break down within 3 to 6 months. The gameboard itself is de-bossed instead of printed and made from fully recycled greyboard.
And in the words of the Nudge designers ‘because this game wouldn’t be possible without trees’, 1% of all game sales are donated to the Woodland Trust.
So what did we think?
I would describe Nudge as deceptively simple. The rules are certainly quick and easy to learn – the whole family knew what they were doing after the first game. Winning, however, definitely means firing up those old brain cells. Gameplay involves plenty of concentration and thinking ahead. Play is fast and furious, and you really do need to focus, or you will quickly find yourself nudged off the board.
We love the originality of the rules, particularly the two move aspect. It’s not quite like any other game we’ve played. The board is compact, so it is perfect for travel. We’ll definitely be taking it with us for weekends away and camping trips as well as playing it at home.
Nudge retails for £9.99 plus P&P and can be purchased on the Nudge website.
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