Wednesday, March 09, 2022

#63: Impact - Battle of Elements / Strike (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Impact: Battle of Elements / Strike

  • rank: 1,467
  • rating: 6.9
  • published: 2012
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • Some days, you just need an excuse to toss dice into a box and hope for the best. Other days, you want to chuck those dice as hard as possible. This is your game.
Tips & Tricks:
    • I first experienced the complete insanity of the "wing a die into the arena at high velocity in order to knock both dice out of play and force the next player to roll all their dice" tactic while at a weekend gaming event with the Cincinnati crew of the Opinionated Gamers... then made the mistake of telling my older son about this "strategy". Now, when playing with him, I feel like I need goggles and a helmet.
    • When playing tournament style (one 'game' per player and total scores over multiple games), it's better to finish 2nd than to go out early in a blaze of dice-rolling glory.
    • The picture above show Strike (the Harry Potter edition) next to Impact: Battle of Elements... the main difference is the shape and depth of the arena. My boys like Strike better while my wife prefers Impact. I'm happy to play either of them.
    • I'm not convinced that the magic/elements rules found in the Harry Potter version and in Impact: Battle of Elements actually add anything helpful to the game.

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