A while ago our reviewer Tyler got sent the dexterity game Coconuts from Mayday Games to check out. Unsure what to think at first, Coconuts ended up being a surprise hit for not only him, but most of the BGQ Staff. You can read a full review here, but the short of it is that Coconuts is a quick playing dexterity game where players control monkeys trying to toss coconuts into cups in the center of the table. As silly as it sounds, it’s a game that you just need to play to realize how much fun it is.
Mayday Games has decided to jump back onto Kickstarter to expand their Coconuts line in the form of Coconuts Duo. So what is different about Coconuts Duo?
From the Kickstarter Page:
- More Convenient Box Size: The game packaging is smaller and the setup and storage is all about half of the original game! You can actually still play a 3/4 player game if you don’t mind sharing monkeys, and who doesn’t like sharing monkeys?
- All New Cards: Duo comes with all new cards with even more special abilities and attributes, as well as a couple of the best of the original game! These cards are NOT available in the original game or anywhere else BUT Coconuts Duo!
- Green & Brown Coconuts Come Standard: The original game came with just brown Coconuts, but this one comes with brown for one player and green for the other. Sure you can play with the same rules as ever, but you can mix it up too, with a greater choice of colors your ability to implement house rules and variations is increased!
- Bonus Stuff! We are offering special Kickstarter Stretch Rewards, like limited edition colored coconuts and replacements for when those coconuts bounce under your refrigerator, and we know they will!
The two main benefits of Coconuts Duo is that if you don’t have the original, it’s a great jumping in point where you can check out the game. If you already own Coconuts you can now play with 5-6 players (which has come up a lot in our groups). Either way, this one is a no brainer. If you’d like to become a backer, a $15 pledge (plus shipping) will get you a copy of the game and any stretch goals. Coconuts Duo is scheduled to be in backers hands in November of 2014 and you have until Friday, October 3rd to become a backer. So hop over today and check it out.