Cir*Kis

Manufacturer: Hasbro
Year: 2009
Players: 2 – 4
Ages: 8 and up

Amber (9) got Cir*Kis for Christmas and we’ve played it several times since then.  It’s a great “abstract strategy” family game. Players take turns placing one of their nine differently-shaped pieces on the beveled game board next to the last piece played. You complete Circles and Stars to score points. First player to 40 wins.

It’s easy to learn, but the more often you play, the more strategy you can find. You can plan ahead on how to get points, even if others score too. You can block other players from placing a piece. If they don’t have a piece they can play, they have to pass. We’ve played it with Amber (9) and adults, and she seems to be fairly even, with just as much chance of winning.

It’s also a pretty game, with the different colored tiles forming different patterns. I’d recommend it for families. I actually enjoy it more than Blockus, which is the game it most resembles to me.

Our copy was purchased and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.