One thing I noticed that increased in popularity during the Pandemic lockdowns were people filming themselves doing seemingly impossible things. Bouncing ping pong balls off saucepans into moving targets, or flicking cards so they get wedged in the prongs of forks suddenly seemed like normal escapades! I enjoyed watching these but I was never compelled to go beyond setting up a domino rally. Why am I rambling like this? Well, when I was introduced to Kugo it reminded me a lot of these sort of things.
Kugo is a box of wooden wonderment. It is packed tightly with many different ways to play from solo challenges to group games.
Can you tell me more about the game?
Inside the box of Kugo are various wooden components, including pucks, blocks, ramps, rods and a cup.
From these humble components a variety of games and challenges can be created. Challenges start off as simple as attempting to flick a puck into a cup. This can be made competitive by being the first player to flick a puck into a cup. Games include Capture the Flag to Knock Out games. All played in a dexterous way on a tabletop.
Final thoughts on Kugo
Dexterity games aren’t for everyone, and that’s fine. I personally like the challenge Kugo offers.
Kugo harvests creativity, as all the challenges and games are only suggestions. My boys have had fun thinking up their own ways to play. I really like how you can make Kugo whatever you want it to be. From a quiet solo challenge, to a team game filled with laughter and banter. I also like that the game can be expanded with online content from the designer and possibility even community forums.
The juxtaposition of the contemporary and sleek box nestling all the traditional pieces makes it instantly appealing too. As you lift the lid and see the diagram of where the contents sit, you know this has been really thought about!
I’ve had great fun with Kugo, but probably the better testament is my boy’s opinion. All three have really enjoyed Kugo straight out of the box and have been keen to play it at every opportunity!