Enter a realm where magic reigns and the world’s elements are creatures with mythical abilities! Gigamons is a game artistically designed to engage the player’s imagination and carry them away to a new world!
-Guest Review by Dad-
Gigamons is a memory game where you flip tiles to try and find a match. There is added strategy from matching specific tiles allowing a single use of a special ability, such as locking a tile for a round, or drawing a random new tile.
The abilities don’t complicate the game, so if a younger child is only concerned with finding matches, they wont prevent that. You can just tell them what they are allowed to do once they find a match.
The only balance sort of issue was if 1 player happens upon the wild tiles a lot more than other by chance, they gain a distinct lead, since you don’t have to make a match. It only happened in one of the games we played so far. Plus they allow for there always to be a match available in the 3×3 grid of tiles.
If you gain 3 matching tiles of exactly the same type (wilds do not count here), you take the large figure matching the tiles. First to three wins, or whoever has the most when the tiles run out. It is possible for someone to make a second match of three, and take the figure from someone else. However, I don’t think it will happen much. Someone could try to do it on purpose, but it’s not a very directly competitive game.
The art and components are nice, with a theme of wizards finding elemons (the tiles) to summon the Gigamons (the figures). The theme is hardly noticeable outside the rule book, however.
The game is fun, simple, and has good chances to make decisions and relies more on memory than luck. It’s a solid memory game suitable for all ages (the box recommends 6 and up). Our 5 and 8yo both enjoy the game and caught on fast to how to play.
Interested in Purchasing? You can find Gigamons on the Blue Orange website and other places for $15.99!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.