For fans of UNO looking to gain a little knowledge with their gaming, comes the great new TrikyTrail Travel Card Games! Fully equipped with cards formatted to be not only its own game, but also a standard deck of cards, a Neapolitan deck, and/or a French Tarot deck, this game is soon to be all the rage with card gamers. Let’s check it out!
What Is It?
TrikyTrail is an educational card game for 2 to 10 players with an UNO feel, plus much more! There are 5 different decks (Africa, Asia, Europe/Oceania, America, & Bonus – 50 States + Canadian Provinces & Territories) to choose from and plenty of fun to be had! (My comments are based on the Africa deck, which I had the pleasure of playing with.)
Who Is It For?
The game itself recommends to play with ages 7 plus, which is a pretty good estimate in my opinion. I think that kids and adults would all equally enjoy this! I would also highly recommend the game to anyone with an interest in geography, fans of card games like UNO, and especially for use in schools – I think that it would be an excellent teaching tool!
Quality of Components
I was given a prototype copy of the game to test it and preview it, so I can’t say much because it was not the end quality. However, I will say that even the prototype had very clear and simple text and images which made them very appealing, and I can only expect the the final product will be even better!
- Simple and quick to learn, teach, and play
- Great for a wide range of players
- Replayability due to the size of the decks, as well as the different decks available
- Large variety of cards in the decks (different symbols, covers so many countries, and lots of “Joker” abilities!)
- The trivia/challenges are definitely a little difficult and frustrating at first, depending on your knowledge levels. But it gives you the opportunity to learn a lot.
- Could be hard to get people into it in certain groups because of the geography/learning aspect, but with the right group it’ll be great!
I would give this game a 3 out of 5 for difficulty. Gameplay itself is simple and easy to understand. But as for the trivia and challenges within the game, it definitely depends on which version you’re playing and your knowledge level of those countries. However, like I’ve mentioned, it is a great opportunity to learn, so it is a game players can get better and better at!
I would rate this game a 4 out of 5 overall. I found it really enjoyable and, while similar in mechanics, it was different than a lot of games I have played, which was great. It isn’t something I’m probably going to get to the table with my group constantly, but I will definitely be able to pull this out between heavier games, and I certainly look forward to picking up all the decks!
*I was provided a prototype copy of this game to do this preview*
*All components shown are subject to change*
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