Bausak - Ref: 6ZHBK
Players draw the unusually shaped pieces from the bag and then trade them to build the tallest tower. 66 pieces.
Bausack "Sac O 'Bricks”
2-8 players aged 6 up
This is a lovely dexterity game.
A sack of 66 wooden building Blocks
1 sack of “diamonds” play money
The blocks come in two colours some natural wood and some red ones; the blocks are of very different shapes (i.e. an ashlar, an egg, a ring, a fir tree etc.) The red pieces are typically harder to build on top of than the others. However they are all lovely to handle.
There are four different ways of playing the game. The goal in all of them is to build a tower. When a player's structure falls, they are out of the game. Last player standing wins.
Depending on the variation you choose, either each player builds his own tower or all build one together. The "auction variations" are the most suspenseful and surprising. One might end up spending quite some diamonds to avoid building an especially difficult element. Gambling and bluffing abilities are needed just as much as a feeling for statics and construction skills. It's a game with almost endless building possibilities. It's a challenge for steady hands and shaky suspense for clever tacticians.
As I have younger children we tend to play the easier games.
Building chain, in this game you pick your bricks in the order you would like to build in. Then you build your own individual tower using your chosen bricks. This is a quick game, choosing the bricks is slow part, we normally play best-of-five.
Tower of Babel, in this game you take it in turns to add a brick to the tower. The player who places the piece before the one who caused the tower to fall gets a diamond and a new tower begins.
My children also like to play with the bricks. I have adapted this game for an autistic child by taking photos of simple towers and getting him to build the same tower.
This is a great family game.
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