Is That’s Pretty Clever! fun to play?
Players: 1 – 4 players | Game Duration 25 – 35 mins | Min. Age 8+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Dice Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
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What is That’s Pretty Clever! about?
That’s Pretty Clever’, is a dice game that’offers an engaging experience that tickles the synapses of every type of gamer.
Understanding Game Mechanics
In ‘That’s Pretty Clever’, players are tasked with rolling dice to mark off more and more boxes on their player sheets. The game comes with six dice, each with a different color and value.
On your turn, you roll these six dice up to three times, keeping the dice you want each time. Each die value corresponds to a specific area of the player sheet where it can be applied.
The upper section involves numbers and matching these numbers to dice is key. Here, the dice are summed up, and the player marks off the difference between the sum and the highest number available (6 for purple, 5 for green, etc.).
The lower section’s three key elements are the blue area where consecutive numbers grant immediate points, the yellow area where players multiply their dice by other dice, and the green area where players select single dice to bolster their raw score at the game’s end.
Choices and strategies come with each roll. It’s easy to learn but difficult to master.
The Lure of Dice and Strategy
Dice games often get a bad rap for being purely luck-based. However, ‘That’s Pretty Clever’ incorporates a sophisticated layer of strategy and planning. The dice, here, are more than just a random throw—they become the pillars upon which your cleverness is showcased.
Each dice choice influences your next decision, and the one after that, creating a feedback loop of planning and adjustment. The key to victory is in navigating this landscape to maximize efficiency and outwit your opponents. The best laid plans can be dashed by a single roll of the dice, but it’s how you adjust and utilize the options given to you that defines a winning play.
The blend of controlled randomness and tactical decision-making makes this game interesting. It replicates the tension and excitement of games like chess or poker, both known for stimulating strategic thinking and deep concentration.
Fun for All Types of Gamers
The game’s balance of simplicity and depth makes it a solid choice for introducing new members to the gaming fold, while also keeping the hardcore strategists tucked in at the edge of their seats. Its relatively quick playtime and low barrier to entry make it accessible, yet the depth of gameplay ensures lasting appeal.
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Awards Won by That’s Pretty Clever!
2019 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Family Game Nominee
2019 Juego del Año Finalist
2019 Guldbrikken Best Adult Game Nominee
2019 5 Seasons Best International Roll&Write Game Nominee
2018 Meeples’ Choice Nominee
2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Winner
2018 Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee