Square Shooters is a live action game that was patented by an empty nest grandmother in 2011. It's functional cards-on-dice layout allows for many hours of family fun.
I grew up playing games, specifically card games. As a child, my great Aunt and I would always play Rummy and Pinochle when she came to visit my grandmother during the Summer months. I remember going over to my Grandmas house daily and we would play cards for hours. So when Square Shooters contacted me about doing a review of this game, I gladly accepted.
The idea behind Square Shooters is that there are 9 dice that can be rolled to create poker hands, rummy hands and more. An entire 52 card deck plus 2 jokers make up the dice making it possible to make every single card hand that you would find in poker, rummy and other card games.
In the box, you will find:
Full Deck of Regular Playing Cards
Square Shooter Game Cards
The game recommends that ages 8 and up can play and my daughter is 8 so I asked her if she wanted to try out the game with me and she said yes.
Once I unpacked the game, set everything up and did a quick read of the directions, we were ready to play. In Square Shooters, you draw a Square Shooters card and within 3 rolls of the dice, you try to complete the hand for chips.
Example: Win 2 Chips for a Full House or Win 4 Chips for a specific Full House hand on the card. With the first 2 rolls, you can keep which dice you want, if any, and roll a third time. If you get any Full House hand, you win 2 Chips but if you complete the Full House that's on the card, you get 4 Chips.
At the end of 8 rounds of going back and forth, the player with the most chips wins! You can of course add or subtract rounds to your liking.
Within the dice, there are Jokers which act as Wild Dice. You can make them into whatever dice you need it to be at the time.
My daughter has Autism and it was VERY easy for her to learn this game and play. The makers of Square Shooters even started supporting Autism Speaks in 2012, by donating 5% of their online sales revenue! I love companies that give back.
I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys card games or just games in general. It would make a great game for family game nights, girls nights in or just a boring Sunday evening!
Buy It: Square Shooters is available online for $19.99 or found in over 15,000 stores nationwide.
Giveaway: One winner will win their own Square Shooters game.
RULES: You must be 18 or older to enter and live in the US. Giveaway ends 8/31/13 at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will be chosen via Giveaway Tools Random Generator and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.