We love a good board game, especially one that mixes wit and strategy with the luck of the draw. CrossWays by USAopoly is all that and more! CrossWays is a game where you need to play a solid offence and defense while constantly tweaking your strategy based on the cards you draw and the play of others.
CrossWays is the game of playing cards, placing markers, and making paths across the board. But watch out for your opponents, they can block your way or remove your markers, so choose your position wisely! In CrossWays, the path to victory is not always straight, but it’s always fun!!
2-8 players or teams
15-25 minutes play time
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
Playing CrossWays is like playing an advanced game of Sequence. Our family has played Sequence for years and the basic concept is similar. In CrossWays your goal is to make a path from one side of the board to the opposite side of the board. This is accomplished by playing cards individually or in sets. Runs allow you to remove other player’s pieces from the board. The game is played with 2 decks of playing cards so making runs and sets is rather easy. The game itself is easy to learn it is the strategy that takes time to develop.
I really like that this game plays well with only 2 players because with the kids gone most of the time we are often looking for games that hubby and I can play together. We also played with our friends and playing a 4 player game gets a bit more complicated.
The confusing part of the instructions is that they call 2 or more of the same card a pair, and it should be called a set. Three 3s cannot be a pair! The name “pair” confused players because they thought they could play no more than 2 (pair) of the same card value at a time, which is not true. It would be helpful if USAopoly updated that part of their instructions.
CrossWays Game Giveaway
I am giving away 1 copy of the board game CrossWays to one lucky reader of The Mom Maven. The giveaway ends at 12:00am on 6/25/14. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and notified via email. They will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
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