If you’ve never had the thrill of grabbing the idol and pointlessly rolling a d6 for hours and occasionally chanting “fireball yourself”, you’ve never played Fireball Island. I would say you haven’t missed much, but my friends would disagree. The game is very rare, but thankfully it is ripped off almost entirely and re-skinned in Kickstarter project¬†Yeti Mountain.

While the twisty-turny track of the original game has been tweaked somewhat, the core concept is the same. Race past your friends, climb the mountain, grab the idol and try to escape before someone else can snatch the victory. The game uses a d6 for movement, and different cards to help you and hinder the opposition. Anytime someone rolls a one, they get to shoot a snowball that will send any adventurer it hits to a snow pit.

Depending on your point of view, the game is either a love letter/homage or blatant rip-off of the original title. If you are interested in supporting this game, Kickstarter donations are required by April 16, 2017.

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