This week’s game is a faster playing variation of Yahtzee: Cosmic Cows by Playroom Entertainment.

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The game is pretty simple, and based very closely on the Yahtzee rule-set.  The game is started with 9 cows in the center of the board.  The goal is to be the first to abduct 3 cows by moving them into the red area on your side of the board.  Cows are moved by rolling pairs or better, runs or 4 or 5, or high/low sums.  Basically, the rows marked with the pips 1-6 are moved 1 space for every die with a pair or more in a roll of 5 dice.  For example: a roll of 1 2 3 5 6 would not move any cows because there are no pairs, no runs, and the sum of all dice is in the middle.  On the other hand, a roll of 1 1 1 2 2, would move the cow in the 1 column 3 places and the cow in the 2 column 2 spaces.  Runs of 4 or 5 can move the cow in the “straight” column 2 or 3 spaces respectively.   Sums of below 8 or above 22 can move the cow in the chance column depending on how low or high the roll actually is.  Finally, the cow in the super beam column can be moved directly to your side if you roll a 5 of a kind of any value (a Yahtzee).

That’s pretty much it.  The game plays in about 10 minutes, so it’s a nice, quick, game when you want to play something but don’t have a lot of time.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

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