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24/7 The Game
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24/7 the Game is an exciting strategy game that combines elements of luck and skill. Using durable plastic tiles on a full color game board, players take turns laying tiles on a 7×7 grid and score points for adjacent tiles that create runs, sets and sums of 24 or 7.
In 24/7, players score for combinations of tiles in four directions. While the importance of tile placement and strategy is key to winning, the element of luck magnifies as the combinations of tiles take shape in all four directions.
Play a tile and score points or block your opponent from scoring. In 24/7 the Game by playing the right balance between offensive and defensive placement, you’ll keep your opponents on their toes and rack up the points.
24/7 has an ingenious mechanic that constantly changes the landscape of the game board. No matter how many times you play, no two games are ever the same.
24/7 Basics (1.5 MB PDF file)
Players: 2 - 4
Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Ages: 8 and up
Weight: 1,195 grams
Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). This is a domestic item.
- 40 tiles
- 20 stones
- 4 tile holders
- 1 score pad
- rules (English, German)
Average Rating: 4.2 in 10 reviews
I'm not sure where to start, to best get across to you just how much we love this game. There are plenty of reviews here that'll tell you how it's played, so I won't bother with that. What I will say however is number scrabble it ain't, unless all a game needs to fall into that category are tiles with numbers on. Better to describe it as a tile laying game and leave it at that. As for the theme, I think that 24/7 refers to how often you're going to want to play this game.
Anway, I thought I'd go through the things we love about this one by one - here goes:
- The gameplay: Simple - lay a tile, get some points (hopefully), pick a tile.
Easy-peasy, everyone can manage this, making it one accessible game.
- The scoring system: Ingenious, with all sorts of options for getting those points, from
sums to poker-like runs and sets to marvellous 'gotcha' moments when
you pull off one of the special tile combos and win a very satisfying
bonus. Yes, there's a lot to remember to begin with, but if (as we
did) you're all learning together it means that you can grow into it
together, and it gives the game a meaty and well-defined pair of legs,
with lots of room for you to grow into, gradually improving and
extending your game. Two games are rarely the same - at least, that's
what we've found.
- The game length: Our first thought on seeing the board was 'wow, really small...', but
it's perfectly formed. You've got enough space to enjoy yourself, but
not so much that the game drags, and it's all over usually at just the
right moment. Our games tend to come in at under 40 mins easily, which
means plenty of scope for another go (and this time I'M going to win!).
- Portability: We're coffeeshop gamers, and this baby goes into a little bag and is
playable on the smallest of tables. Point 3 comes in here too - you
won't get thrown out for hogging the tables.
- Components: Top quality tiles, lovely wooden racks, stylish board, plenty of score
sheets, really nice and super-tactile glass beads - 'nuff said.
- Scalability: Have I spelled that correctly? Oh well... terrific with four, awesome
with three, fabulous with two, I can't think of many games that scale
as well as this one.
- The designer: Not normally a consideration, but the lovely and super-generous Carey
Grayson just HAS to have a mention in here. We knew we wanted this
game when we saw it on the net, but everywhere we went that stocked it
had sold out, and we really tried hard - Paris, Barcelona, Salzburg -
all stripped of their stock. In desperation I got in touch with
Sunriver Games directly, and Mr Grayson went several extra miles to
personally help me get hold of a copy, so not only is he a number one
game designer but a jolly good bloke too.
Seriously folks, this is an awesome game, that everyone we've played with has loved. Yes, it's got it's luck, but you'll need strategy and tactics too. Yes, there's maths involved, but nothing more complex than adding and counting, and we can all do that, surely? Play it light, play it heavy, play nice or play mean, I guarantee that there's a ton of fun in this game and something for everyone. We can compare it to other games, but at the end of the day it's unfair, because I honestly can't think of anything like this. It's clever, interesting, fun - unique. In fact, I recommend that - if you love your games - you'll buy this beauty right now. If you don't like it, I'll eat my hat.
We have been playing 24/7 the Game for a while now, and our family has been enjoying it immensely.
This is the best family game as it is simple to teach, but as the game progresses, you must adjust your strategy as new and very interesting choices begin to emerge.
I really enjoyed how simple yet challenging this game was.
Ordered one for my 13 year old nephew who HATES math who played it with my husband, and really liked it! So I sent another game to my other 13 year old nephew in Ohio who thinks it is the best game ever! He and his dad have been having 24/7 tournaments every weekend and inviting friends, adult and kids, over to play also! I have three kids between 20 and 25 who have been enjoying the game and my youngest took it back to OSU with him to play in his dorm. Any game that can get these kids away from their video games and enjoy math has got to be fantastic!
Thanks for the great game!
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