It’s time for the annual ghost race in Roller Ghoster, with players racing to climb to the top of the ruined mansion first! But, beware; the guests inside the house will roll objects at you and the other players.
From Schmidt’s Drei Magier line, Roller Ghoster teaches children risk management by using a mechanic similar to Fireball Island. Players can choose the inside track as they race to the top, which is longer but much safer from flying objects. Or, players choose the outside track which is a faster path to the top – but a much heavier risk of being hit by a flying object and returning them to the start.
Each roll, players twist the top of the tower releasing marbles that fly down the mansion toward the players ghost meeples as they try to climb to the top. Will you choose the safe and slow path, or trade speed for a risk of collision?
Check out this video by Watch It Played to see how to put together Roller Ghoster and how to play the game…
If you watched the above video, you will note that you have to build the board. I recommend that if you have young ones, that an adult builds the board for them. To put the game away, you have to take the board apart if you are wanting to store it back in its box. Building the board and taking it apart are not difficult. The reason that I recommend having an adult or older child build the set because I could see younger kids not taking as much care and wearing it down over time.
Roller Ghoster is an easy, fun, and exciting game to play. It is recommended for ages 5 and older and I agree that from 5 and up will enjoy Roller Ghoster and find it exciting. As there are small parts, the game does have a choking hazard warning on it.
Roller Ghoster can be played with 2 to 4 players and the game can run 15 to 30 minutes. The length of the game really depends on how many ghosts get moved back by the rolling balls. The rolling balls make the game exciting.
I had a very difficult time locating Roller Ghoster for purchase. I was eventually able to locate it on Amazon.
If you have young ones and locate a Roller Ghoster board game, I recommend grabbing it. It is easy and exciting to play. It is a perfect game for family game’s night.
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