Some games are classic, while other games come from nowhere and take the country by storm. Rollors could very well be the next yard game to do just that.
The game of Rollors is creative and unique right across the board. The playing pieces for Rollors are round wooden discs that you roll across the playing surface. You’re trying to toss your rollor near an object – similar to Bocce, Shuffleboard, or Curling – but there’s so much more to it than that. Rollors is a great game that combines skill and chance. The object is to toss your Rollers closest to the goal ( the pyramid piece ). It’s a challenge to roll your piece with the right amount of speed and accuracy. Playing on grass adds an additional element of difficulty! Each Rollor has two different numbers on it. If you toss your Rollor closest to the goal, you ‘might’ score the high number, or you ‘might’ score the low number. That’s the element of chance. Scoring also depends on proximity to the goal, whether the Rollor lies flat or on it’s side, and if the Rollor is touching the goal piece. Don’t worry, though, this game is easy to learn – just difficult to master.
Packaging: The Rollors game is well packaged. The carrying case is perfect for holding both of the towers and all of the game discs. There is a zipper to keep everything inside, and a carrying handle for easy portability.
Construction: The game pieces are all made of wood. They’re put together well, and will stand up to the usual wear and tear that games go through. The pieces have a quality look and feel. Numbers are neatly printed on to the discs.
Gameplay: So is it fun? Yup, it is. The beauty of this game lies in it’s simplicity. There aren’t many pieces, and the rules are interesting, but simple. There isn’t a ton of thinking required – helpful for easily distracted groups. Also, it’s really cool that you can play up to 6 people if you want to. That’s really a nice touch when you’re entertaining several people. Just getting the discs near the goal is a challenge, but getting yours closer than the other player’s disc is even harder.
Pros: Portable, easy to learn, easy to play, high quality, and FUN.
Cons: Only one measuring cord. ( 2 would be nice )
Overall: Rollors can be played with 2, 4, or 6 players. This is a great game for a small group, or one with many people ready to play. The relative ease of play means that players both young and old can enjoy this great game. If you’re looking for a unique gift, or a game that’s new and different, check out Rollors!
From the Rollors Website:
Game Kit Includes
3 – Red Rollors
3 – Blue Rollors
1 – Red Goal
1 – Blue Goal
1 – Measuring Cord
1 – Instruction Book
Basic Game Rules – 2 Players
Set-Up: Position the red and blue goals approximately 25 feet apart on a level terrain
Play: Each player uses one color set of rollers in the first round of play, blue goes first. Standing behind the red goal the blue player rolls one rollor at a time to the other goal. The rollor should be rolled on the edge, with a wind-up and release as in bowling. The rollor must touch the ground with in 4 feel of the release. Once the blue player has played the red player takes a turn.
Scoring: Only one player scores each round and that is the player with the rollor that is closest to the goal. The measuring cord should assist in determining which player is closest. In the case of a tie neither player scores. All rollers of the closest scoring color to the goal receive points. In order to score, a rollor must fall entirely within a 5 foot radius of the center of the goal. A measuring cord is provided to measure this requirement. Points are given as follows:
1.) Rollors that land on their side – score a point value equal to the number that is showing.
2.) Rollers that stop on the edge – score a point value equal to the sum of both sides.
3.) Rollers that come to rest against the goal – score a point value of double the number showing.
Game Play continues with rounds that are started by the last color that has scored, rolling back and forth between goals. To win, a player must achieve a total of 21 points or more, and must have two more points than the opponent.
**The game has since been changed from it’s original version, and is now available for a lower price. The quality may have changed as well from the original review, though the concept remains intact.
Game Kit Includes: 3 – Red Rollors; 3 – Blue Rollors; 1 – Red Goal; 1 – Blue Goal; 1 – Measuring Cord; 1 – Instruction Book