Coconuts – Game of the Week
There are some games that just defy logic. You’ll walk past someone playing it and think to your self: I don’t get it. This game doesn’t even look fun. Yet people are engaged and loudly having a great time. So begrudgingly you sit down at some point and actually give it a try. 3 hours and 20 games later, you wonder where the time has gone. Our Game of the Week is one of these games.
Publisher Mayday Games made a name for themselves not from creating games, but gaming accessories. For a while, Mayday Games was synonymous with card sleeves. While they are still in the accessories business, they have also been making games for quite a while. And some fun ones at that.
What is the game?
Our Game of the Week is Coconuts, designed by Walter Schneider. As I alluded two in the intro, Coconuts is one of those games that just defies expectations. In Coconuts, your main goal is to use your spring loaded monkey to flip coconuts into buckets at the center of the table. And that’s pretty much it. You make a shot, you collect the cup. You can even steal cups from your opponents.
Coconuts is a dexterity game for 2-4 players (more with an expansion) where you are racing to be the first player to collect 6 cups.
Why should you play it?
Ok, you are probably thinking that I’ve lost my mind. In the world of amazing games, how is it that Coconuts ended up being our Game of the Week. Why? Because it is an absurd amount of fun. Seriously. Sit down and play it sometime and try and not enjoy yourself. Coconuts is one of those games that you will never just play one time. You will play a game, and when it’s over, you’ll immediately set it up for another go.
I tell people that Coconuts is way more fun than it has any right to be. And that’s the honest truth of it. It’s incredibly easy to learn, the game play is very unique, and it can be enjoyed by literally anyone from 4 year olds to senior citizens. If you haven’t tried this gem of a dexterity game, you owe it yourself to seek it out. It’s probably one of my most often requested game to play from my non-gamer friends.