What It Is
Stomple is a new classic board game that combines some of the play patterns of Othello with Chinese Checkers. To play, randomly lay out the marbles on the game board. Everyone picks a colored stomper out of a cloth sack, so you don't know what color you're getting. On your first turn, use the stomper to push any marble into the outer tray below. It doesn't have to be a marble that matches the color of your stomper. On subsequent turns, there are a few different ways to stomp, depending on your strategy. Will you stomp marbles that match your stomper color or will you stomp to block other players from stomping their own colored marbles? Can you line up a string and stomp a whole bunch at once? Turns pass until a player can't make a move, and then his or her stomper is removed from the board. The player with the last stomper on the board at the end of each round scores. The first player to reach the game point total wins, and you can set that total however you want to.
Stomple comes with a plastic board, storage tray, 49 marbles, six stompers, a stomper storage pouch, and game instructions. It is for two to six players.
Why It’s Fun
This newer version has been designed to deliver all the great gameplay at a value price. The tactile nature of this game and the stomping action make this a lot of fun, but you have to be thinking ahead because like the best classic strategy games, your fortunes and best-laid plans can change in a moment.
Who It’s For
Stomple is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The game is also available in a more expensive wood version.