The Latice board game is a beautifully designed, colorful tabletop game for 2-4 players. Latice is suitable for people aged 6 and older. Latice is the Sam Enjoys May selection for our new Popular Board Games For Adults series. Latice works equally well for adults as for children over the age of 6 years old.
We received a review copy of Latice from Adacio, Inc. We put Latice to the test before sharing our review with you.
Sam Enjoys’ Latice Board Game Review
The goal of Latice is simple. You want to be the first player to run out of tiles. You place tiles on the board adjacent to tiles of a matching color or icon.
Latice seems deceptively simple, but it can be quite challenging. The first time we played, we ended up at a tied impasse each with two tiles left. We no doubt made a few newbie mistakes and didn’t plan our strategy well.
There is another well-known game that boasts that it takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master. I am not sure that it would take a lifetime to master Latice, but I think it can be sufficiently challenging to hold my interest for a while (depending on my opponent of course!).
It did take about a minute to figure out the basic gameplay. The instructions were colorful and mostly clear.
The game set is also colorful and attractive. I think this allows it to be appealing to a range of ages. It is colorful enough to be eye catching for children, yet the icons are subtle enough to appeal to adults. The instructions indicate that the game can be played by colorblind people. The creators of Latice chose colors with a stong tonal distribution and have assigned a unique texture pattern to each color.
The instructions indicate that the game can be played by colorblind people. The creators of Latice chose colors with a stong tonal distribution and have assigned a unique texture pattern to each color.
Overall, I found Latice fun to play, visually appealing and easy to set up. The box was well organized and the instructions clear. So far I have only played with two people, but the game accommodates up to four people. Latice is simple, but still challenging. The game involves a mix of skill and luck so the difficulty might vary depending on your opponents and the tiles you randomly receive and draw.
Video Demonstration of Latice Board Game By Adacio, Inc.
About Latice and Adacio, Inc.
Latice was created by Brent Vincent and funded with through a Kickstarter campaign. Latice’s parent company Adacio, inc. aims for the following (in their own words):
Adacio was founded on three principles:
1) To create games people love to play. We’re here to create games we’d love to play even if someone else had created them. They should be easy to learn but should have enough gameplay depth to hold the interest of more advanced players.
2) To make games that people play for a very long time. In our opinion the games industry has an unhealthy bias for games that are hot for a year or two and forgotten soon after. We want to create games that people play for years, or better yet, generations. We want people to play our games not just this year but 50 years from now” (source www.adacio.com)
Where To Purchase Latice Board Game
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