This is Day 6 of my Game-and-Blog-Every-Day-in-November Challenge. Search my blog for “Daily Game Challenge” for previous entries.
I’ve found quite a few deals in the clearance sections at Target over the years. And as Target continues to expand its board game selection it’s easier to find excellent prices on quality games.
The other night I was poking around brickseeker.com, which is where gamers go to find out what’s on sale at their nearby Targets. I stumbled upon BONK, a dexterity game from the makers of the popular KLASK. Both have a similar bar-game-for-home-use feel to them, with nice quality wood boards and plastic parts. For only $9 (list price $60!), I couldn’t resist picking it up today.
In BONK, two teams of two players each attempt to hit a wooden ball into their opponents’ goal. They do this by rolling pachinko-like balls down these plastic sides, aiming them toward the wooden ball. Since the playing surface is curved, the ball never stops rolling until it’s in somebody’s goal, so the action is non-stop. First to five goals wins.
My wife and I played a quick game and while it worked with two, it’s definitely going to be a better experience with four players. And I’m already planning on bringing it to our holiday parties.