I usually don’t buy games on a whim or without reading a few reviews, but Dr. Eureka was the exception. There was nothing like it in my game library and at only $20 it seemed like a relatively risk-free purchase.
I was right. The game is a perfect mix of a puzzle and dexterity contest, with a simple ruleset: place the colored balls into the beakers to match the face-up card, but you can’t touch the balls and if they fall out of the beaker you’re out of the running for that card. First player to earn five cards wins the game.
My wife usually kills me in Dr. Eureka, but I’ve been getting better. I love puzzles and dexterity games, but for some reason put it together like Dr. Eureka and my brain goes on vacation.
Still, it’s been a hit with whomever plays it with us. It’s another game that goes over well with hardcore gamers and newbies and it’s one that I’m always up for playing.