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Who will have the best ice cream truck on the block? We play one of the games we bought while at Origins Game Fair 2019 called Rocky Road a la Mode board game by Green Couch Games. This is a game for 2-4 players and takes about 20-40 minutes to play a game.
Everyone has an ice cream truck and can choose one of the following actions on their turn: get supplies, attract customers, or serve customers.
To get supplies, you must move your truck forward the number of spaces equal to the number of cards you want to pick up.
You cannot take more than 5 cards in one turn, but there is no hand limit.
To attract customers, you move the number on the tire in the upper right hand corner of the card you are playing. Then you slide the card under the ice cream truck so you can see the orders of the two people in line.
To serve customers, you play/discard the matching supplies from your hand and move forward 1 space. Slide the card up for the second person in line.
Once that is completed, put the card under the truck sideways with the rewards showing out the back. Rewards provide permanent treat supplies and/or points.
First person to 9 points triggers the end of the game.
The turn order is based on who's ice cream truck is the farthest back in line, so if you play your cards right, you might have two turns in a row.
Throughout the game play, Brian and Darcy offer strategy tips and help coach the kids through some of their turns.
Look for Rocky Road a la Mode on Amazon or at your local board game store.
What is your favorite ice cream treat? Tell us in the comments below!
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