Thursday, August 30, 2018

12) Rhino Hero

Welcome to Dice Spotlight! I’m your Gamemaster, Jonathan, here at Connexxions Cafe. This blog highlights different games that we have at the Cafe that you may want to check out. Maybe you’ll discover a new favourite!

What do you think is the most popular games in the cafe (in my opinion)? Not Monopoly, or Clue, or anything like that. It’s Jenga! Now it might discredit me greatly, but I’ve never officially played it. And yet, I watched enough towers fall to say that there is a game better than Jenga. Get in here, Rhino Hero!

Look at those Horns of Justice! So magnificent! I feel so much safer, now that you’re here! Go ahead Super Rhino, tell the folks out there about your job:

“Hello good citizen. I need your help! You see, my role is to scare away all villains by standing on the tallest building possible and staring out into the night, menacingly. It’s an important job! The thing is, do you see any tall buildings around here? Of course you don’t. This is where you come in. I need you to use your engineering degree to build a multi-story building (you do have a degree, right?) for me to stand on that won’t fall down as soon as I start climbing. Because if I fall, our city’s downfall with be solely because of YOU. Don’t mess this up. SUPER RHINO, AWAY!”


     There he goes, off to save another cafe....


He looks so majestic up there
In Rhino Hero, each player has a hand of roof cards, some with special symbols on them. They take turns placing wall cards onto the marked spots on the previous roof card, then placing one of their own on top of the walls. If there’s a symbol, it activates now (could be something simple like switching direction, or something not so simple, like moving the Super Rhino figure from his resting place onto the top floor). If the tower falls, the player with the least amount of roof cards, wins!


Couldn't get over 12 levels :/

                         (Oh wow, it's a multi-media production!)

Besides the theme being so much fun vs Jenga’s lack of theme, it has the same build-up of stress with easier cleanup after everything topples over. And moving Super Rhino is actually my favourite thing in this game. I want to play a round where every symbol means moving the rhino! And the box is so tiny! Ultimate portability!

I don’t think Rhino Hero will ever overtake Jenga. But I will do my best to spread the legend of Super Rhino in hopes that we’ll see him yet again!

Thanks for stopping by! Come visit us at the cafe at 12644 137 Ave, Edmonton. You can ask me about a certain game that you’ve always wanted to learn. I’d be happy to work through it with you :) Stay frosty!

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