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    Niagara Board Game



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    Rating: 8Reviewed By: Patrick S.09/27/2012
    Summary ReviewDont go over the Falls!! Neat moving river mechanism helps cement th theme in this strategy game of risk vs. reward. Collect gems and manage your speed tokens to be sure you dont get washed away. Beautiful components and fun gameplay!
    Detailed ReviewNiagara Rio Grande Games 3-5 players

    Dont go over the falls!!!

    Niagara is game of risk and timing. Players paddle their canoes up and down stream collecting gems. The board consists of a river thats a groove that holds plastic discs. Players have a set of tokens numbered 1-5 and a token that alters the weather. They can use any token on their turn, but that token will be unavailable to use again until all their other tokens have been used. After each player has moved their two canoes the exact number on their chip the river "flows" a number of discs equal to the lowest number played plus the weather modifier. The discs slide down the groove and through the fork at the end then they go over the edge. Whoosh.... The first player changes after each round. Each round will consist of 6 turns.

    There is a weather track that modifies the rivers current from -1 to +2. When you play your weather chip you must adjust the track. Movement and timing the river flow are key. Having to move both canoes the same speed can be tricky because putting one into ideal position may result in seriously endangering your other canoe. Its not easy to send someone over the falls but when it happens its fun and it sets them back.

    You can pick up gems at a few different places and try to return them to the dock and score them. Its possible to steal gems from other canoes, but only if the thief is traveling upstream. You can buy a new canoe if one goes over the falls. Score 4 of the same color gem, 1 of each of the 5 colors, or 7 gems of any color to win.

    The board is top quality and the canoes are wooden. The gems are plastic and the movement tokens are top notch too. The river works really well too. The rules are rather straight forward and include examples and diagrams. The box is the right size, it holds the board. It has a nifty insert to hold everything in place too.

    The game is fun, kids really like it too. The movement tokens add a lot of strategy and guessing what the other players will play is tricky. Saving a token to use after the river flows down is vital to success.
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