November Daily Game Challenge: Catch the Moon

This is Day 25 of my Game-and-Blog-Every-Day-in-November Challenge. Search my blog for “Daily Game Challenge” for previous entries.

Catch the Moon


It’s funny: I usually say I’m not the biggest dexterity game fan, but I find myself eager to try them whenever I see them. Catch the Moon looks terrific on the table and I couldn’t wait to play it.

After placing two ladders on the cloud base, roll the die and grab a random ladder (all of the ones except the initial two are skewed in some way). If you roll a ladder, then you must place your ladder so it touches exactly one ladder. Roll two ladders and your ladder must touch exactly two ladders. Roll a moon and your ladder may touch either one or two ladders, but one part of it must be the highest point of your growing ladder sculpture.

That’s it! Simple, right? I thought so, too, until I actually had to place my ladder. It’s definitely harder than it looks, but it sure is fun. Catch the Moon is a good choice during a light gaming night or as a 20-minute filler between heavier games.