That’s why today I’m sharing with you my son’s new favorite game. Ravensburger’s Impact: Battle of Elements. First, you should know that in this house certain individuals (okay, my kid) are obsessed (obsessed, I tell you) with anything to do with the elements: earth, air, water and fire.
s a fast-paced, quick-to-play dice game for 2-5 players. The game consists of a “cauldron” and 6-sided dice featuring fire, lightning, water, wind, earth and a blank side.
Taking turns, players roll their dice in the cauldron, attempting to roll matching dice. If you roll a match, you get to keep your dice. Blank dice are removed from game play and non-matching elements are left in the cauldron. The player who lasts longest without losing all their dice is the winner.
t is also quick to play. A round of game play can take as little as five minutes. We have been fitting multiple rounds into tight spaces of time when my son needs a quick distraction. Since there is no set up to speak of, we can start playing right away and put away the game quickly when we are finished.
It is primarily a game of luck but there is a little strategy involved. Is it better to keep rolling or stay your hand? Do you try to make an impact or steer clear of the other dice? Small strategy choices can make a big impact.