Big Boss like best shiny loot. Big Boss want little goblin get shiny bits for him. Little goblin do not want to disappoint Big Boss, but me challenge other goblin for best loot! Best goblin always win, because best goblin always cheat! Me show you how!
What Is It?
If there are any goblins still in the room, feel free to translate, all the goblin speak was hard to follow!
Anyway, Goblin Teeth is a dice bidding game for 2-5 goblins! Players roll their dice and use the values to bid on item cards (shiny bits) to fulfill the offering sets that the Big Boss wants. Nut they have to be careful! If placing a die would cause a tie, or a total above 10 (for that player) they're out of luck and can't place on that card!
They may also sacrifice dice to the alter, which can earn them more cheat cards to help them get ahead!
Who Is It For?
I think that fans of light "spooky" themes (but the lighthearted kind) will like this, because it has that vibe while still being family friendly. It does bidding and take-that both well, so if you lean toward either or both of those themes, this is great for that too! Finally, I'd probably recommend it to ages 8+ because it's pretty simple while still having a few opportunities for big choices.
It's what I'd call a "beer and pretzel" game because there's more luck than strategy, and it can be enjoyed by gamers and non-gamers alike.
Since there's more luck than anything with the elements in this game, I'd give it a 2/5 for difficulty. It's pretty easy to move along turn to turn, and the actual turns are also easy because you really just have to place dice! But, since you do want to play your cheat cards wisely, that does take it up a notch!
Overall, I thought this was a neat, light, and simple game that would be great to pull out at a Halloween party or spooky-themed game night for any level of gamer. Though bidding is not my favorite mechanic, I definitely appreciated that this worked well with only 2 players and still accomplished everything the game set out to do even at that count. Definitely check it out if you like bidding and take-that action!
My Final Rating: 6/10
Designer - Frank Tedeschi
Artist - Derrick Nau
Publisher - Jellybean Games
Live on Kickstarter 11/12/19
*I was provided a prototype of this game to do this review*
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