Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games.
The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad.
Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First to exactly 100 wins.
The game is mostly available locally in the US northern Pacific coast.
Full disclosure – I am the co-inventor of this game. Here is a more detailed game summary for those who want to experience a word game like no other on the market. On first look many people find our game board “busy”. Once they play they realize it is a cleverly designed scoreboard with some targets on it which allows for easy strategizing and scoring (counting) thus eliminating the need for pens and paper. Here is the summary:
The first player to the 100-point target wins. Each round all players get 7 new letter cards. A die is rolled to determine the length of the word that will score points in that round. (Ex. If a 4 is rolled, only 4-letter words score points that round). Roll a bull’s-eye and the roller gets to determine that round’s word length. Each letter card has a value attached to it. Some special letter cards have a range of values (Ex. 0 – 2) where a player gets to choose the value (0, 1 or 2) if those cards can be used in a word. Playing at the same time, using their own cards, players have one minute to make a word of the determined length for that round. At the end of each round players advance their tokens by the number of points in the word they made starting with the player who rolled the die. Choose carefully. Your highest-scoring word isn’t always your best choice. There are consequence targets on the board (red – always beneficial, black – take a chance) that can help you get to the final goal fastest. Land on a target – take the consequence. Making words that hit (or miss) these targets is the key to winning. There is also a “quick-play” version (15 minutes) where the die is not rolled and any length word scores points. The two versions can be played simultaneously allowing kids and adults to play together competitively.
As a lifelong lover of games, I can almost guarantee you that if you like games – especially word games – you will love this game. We have been to so many venues including the American International Toy Fair in New York, the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, and the PAX Game Convention in Seattle. The response from the hundreds of people who have played has been phenomenal. Reviews and testimonials are available on our website or BoardGameGeek.com . Happy gaming everyone!