Tricky Town® is a light strategy, skill-building board game. As the game progresses,
players have many options to use a fascinating combination of moves. Players
can move their own pieces or their opponents' pieces forward or backwards gaining
points (treats) which ultimately - at the end of the game - will be added up
to determine the winner. Thinking outside the box and creativity are used to
create or develop interesting moves. By using specific cards (Trick or Treat
cards) players can make an excellent move out of a negative one. For example,
a player could be facing a loss of points (treats) on a move but by using these
cards could change the move into a gain of points instead. Players can also
use these cards to move opponents to spaces where they (the opponents) will
have to either return points to the bank (treat basket) or pay the player who
The game is based on each player moving a family of two kid pieces and two
parent pieces around the town of Tricky Town® collecting treats and avoiding
tricks while always keeping the kid pieces 4 spaces or less from at least one
of their parent pieces.
Every round the players have decisions to make from a variety of choices to
decide which piece to move and how to move it. Strategies and choices vary as
the positions of the playing pieces change on the board and as the game progresses
there are more options to consider.
The game ends when one complete family makes it back home. The winner is the
player with the most points (treats) at the end of the game. The family to reach
home first may not necessarily be the one who wins, so everyone stays interested
until the end.
Tricky Town® gives players the opportunity to think outside the box, to
be creative and to have lots of fun!
In addition to being selected Best Family Game 2007, Tricky Town® has won
the following prestigious awards: Dr. Toy Smart Play / Smart Toy Award winner
for 2006, an iParenting Media Award winner for 2006, a Preferred Choice Award
winner from Creative Child Magazine and received The National Parenting Center
Seal of Approval 2006.