Grommets and Hooks Review
Be aware that card games have always been popular. Ever since a caveman discovered the wonderful game of meat, no meat, club we have loved our little plastic cards with numbers and pictures
Be aware that card games have always been popular. Ever since a caveman discovered the wonderful game of meat, no meat, club we have loved our little plastic cards with numbers and pictures, but Grommets and Hooks is a different card game.
Grommets and Hooks Crowdsourcing Rules
What does everyone hate about card games though? Rules. Why are there so many? How do you know they are correct? What if said rules become the breaking point that leads to your impending divorce? You both knew it was coming, it was just a matter of which board game would do it. In comes Grommets and Hooks, and quirky spin on a push your luck style game.
The game is simple, you just draw a card from the deck, if it’s a grommet then you are safe, you can choose to keep going and press your luck or pass to the next player. If you pull a hook your game is over. As I am sure you can tell this would be perfect for adult gatherings that involve tasty drinks.
That’s pretty much it. A game that is very simple and to the point. The interesting aspect of the game is not the actual game play. What was really compelling to us is the willingness of the developers to embrace other people’s rules. The game is genuinely setup to allow users to build any type of game that want with the cards.
If you went into a board game shop for a Monopoly tournament and mid game grabbed another player’s money screaming about how they refused to stand up and squak like a chicken, that could be a turn off.
Grommets and Hooks is perfect for a craft your own situation type of game. If you want to yell and scream at other players, challenge accepted. Grommets and Hooks is your game. Due to the simplicity of the game and lack of rules you can easily make your own game to suit your situation.
I have never played a game that is this straight forward while being strangely entertaining. It’s just grommets and hooks and that’s it, but I want to keep playing.
Honestly Grommets and Hooks isn’t groundbreaking, it isn’t complex, it isn’t even confusing. It is flexible and robust in a minimalist sort of way. We loved playing and it will become one of our Saturday night group party games for sure. For more information on Grommets and Hooks make sure to visit Oniichan Game.