Dale Yu: Preview of Mini Plakks

Mini Plakks is a new game coming out from Plakks, a company which has made its mark with physical dexterity games that are sports related.   The game is coming to Kickstarter in May 2023, and it is a campaign that I am watching closely.

I have been interested in Plakks in the past, but the game was always just a bit too big for me to easily take home from my European travels – and thus, the original had never been added to the collection.  Also, it was fairly familiar to a couple of other games that I own (like Fubi).

This new version is a bit smaller, and has fewer peg players as obstacles.  Yet, despite the smaller size, the game appears to be the same – flick the ball and try to get it in your opponent’s goal.

In the original version, if you score – you remove one of your opponent’s players from the board.  The winner is the first player to remove all the opponent’s players.   Those basic rules appear to be the same.

There appear to be a set of special cards which is new to this edition – the press teaser info tells me that these add extra rules such as nullifying a goal or maybe having a goal count as two points.  I am looking forward to learning more about those details.

One other feature that I’m pretty excited abiout is that it also now includes a goalie that can be controlled by the player!

A few years ago, we looked at Olymplakks, a fun compliation of mini games and it was a hit. I’m expecting this one to be a similar success…  All of their previous projects have been made from natural and recycled sources, and they appear to be very interested in the environmental impact of their games; and that is certainly a trait to be commended.

Here is the preview that is currently available online –

I can’t wait to get a copy of this and try it out.  I’m all for new soccer games, and this one looks to be a especially challenging with the active goalkeeping!  If you’re interested, find it on Kickstarter this week! Until then – more information available here: https://plakks.com/pages/miniplakks-ks

Update – KS link here!

About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.
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1 Response to Dale Yu: Preview of Mini Plakks

  1. Rick Soued says:

    Thanks for your review of the Plakks games, Dale. I thought your readers might also want to know that Eagle-Gryphon Games is the exclusive American and Canadian distributor of the Plakks games and that right now we are having a mega-sale on our website (EagleGames.net) on those games — more than a 50% discount on Olymplakks (just $29.99); and 25-40% off the Soccer ($39.99) and Golf ($44.99) games. Keep up the great review work, thanks again — Rick Soued, owner, Eagle-Gryphon Games

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