Published by: Daily Magic Games
# of Players: 2 to 6
Coming to Kickstarter: 9/20/2016
Go Nuts for Donuts is a set collection game that has players choosing donuts they want and get the best combinations for points. Depending on the player count a row of donuts equal to the number of players plus 1 will be placed in the center to the table. Players will receive numbered selection cards based on the number of donuts in the row. During a round players will choose a numbered card that represents the space the donut they want. After everyone has placed their cards face down, you will all reveal your cards. Starting from left to right, the leftmost space being space 1, you resolve anyone who choose that donut. If one player selected the space then they receive the donut and resolve any actions that may be on the card. If 2 or more players select the same spot, they do not receive the donut and come out empty handed. Once all players have resolved their numbered cards in order, the empty spaces in the donut roll will be filled and players will take back their numbered card into their hand. You will keep doing this till the deck runs out. After the last round, everyone will count up their points from donuts and the person with the most wins the game and the loser must buy a dozen donuts for everyone. I may have added that last part myself, but this game makes me hungry.
Go Nuts for Donuts is the perfect game for families around the breakfast table while enjoying their favorite pastry. The blind choosing on which donut to take can be very nerve racking. Many times in my head I was thinking "do they know I want that donut? If so will they choose it to stop me? Is this a donut that can help them? I could really go for a donut right now. " The joys of getting the donut you want is awesome and being denied a donut hurts. I can not comment on component quality due to this being a print and play copy, but the art is well done. The variety of donuts allows for a variety of strategies. Go Nuts for Donuts is very simple to learn and provides a high amount of fun for your buck. One nice thing about the game is that is very laid back and players can have a conversation going on while playing the game and it will not detract from playing. I look forward to hopefully getting a final copy someday and I see this being in a lot of people's collections and possibly replacing other games like this. I highly recommend playing it and think it is a very solid purchase for your hard earned money. Warning this game will make you crave donuts and may cause weight gain. Maybe they should add that disclaimer to the box.
+ Very easy to teach and learn
+ Variety of Strategies
+ Donut theme is tasty
+ Excellent rule book and pretty, colorful art
- 2 Player for this game doesn't appeal to me
- 6 Player game will end very fast
- Will make you hungry for donuts
- Weight gain from eating the donuts from previously mentioned craving
- Not available yet to buy