Every once in a while we’ll stumble upon a silly children’s game at a thrift store for a few dollars and we’ll say to ourselves, “Why not?” So we pick it up to try it out. Yet again, we have found a tiny gem with this silly game, Jumping Jack.
In this game you spin a wheel and take 0, 1, or 2 carrots, or get rid of a carrot if you’re particularly unlucky. But watch out! One of those carrots will cause Jack himself to POP up and you have to be the first to catch him! Carrots are worth 1 point each, and Jack is worth 2.
That’s the whole game. Like I said, it is simple, and pretty silly. I mean, it is a kid’s game, after all. Honestly, though, it’s probably even too simple for most children. And yet… there is fun to be had. Our game group tends to freak out when things jump at them (I plan to detail this in a post about, what I call, “Jump Scare Games”) so it’s hilarious to watch people yell, freak out, and flail around trying to catch this little rubber bunny first!
It’s totally silly and if you are only super into hardcore games, this obviously isn’t for you. But, if you can appreciate some silliness, perhaps after a long stint with a legacy game, or too many Unlock puzzles, (or maybe even after a few drinks?) then this might be worth picking up; especially if you find it cheap at a thrift store like we did. I would recommend it for families with young children to help get them into the hobby and have something to laugh about together.
Happy gaming to all the rest of you silly peeps out there! xD haha
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