Z-Man to Reprint Ricochet Robots—AKA: Box Of Headaches

5 09 2013

ricochetDo you like puzzles? And headaches?! Well we have some good news for you!

Z-Man Games has announced they’re reprinting the classic puzzler Ricochet Robots. Four boards are randomly placed down, and four robots are placed on the boards. Once a robot starts to move, it will keep moving until it hits a wall or another robot. You’re trying to get certain robots to certain random targets in the fewest number of moves. With a reported 1500 different board configurations, no two games will ever be the same.

I (Firestone) have played this game only once. You know how you joke about game being “brain-burning” or that it’s so dense it gives you a headache? This game seriously gave me a headache.

But some people I know (Hi William!) really love this game, and are terrific at it. Their brains are wired differently than mine…

image from BGG user mferrando

image from BGG user mferrando

Here’s what comes in the box:

8 two-sided boards

1 centerpiece

5 robots

5 Start space markers

17 Target chips

1 sand timer

1 rulebook

Z-Man’s site lists this as “Currently in production” with a Fall release window.

Have you played this? Are you looking forward to it?

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4 responses

5 09 2013
Charles Bame

A great game/puzzle – and with no down time. Once in a while my brain is up to it.:-)

5 09 2013
Darren

Played this just the once but I loved it! A great game for non-gamers too

5 09 2013
hobbes

how about a plan to reprint Palaces of Carrara ? It’s out of print already i guess, and they recently stated that their were no plans for another one. SMH

5 09 2013
firestoneiv

I never saw a single copy of that anywhere. That’s crazy.

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