Tutti Frutti is a fun speed game that unfortunately gets boring after a while.
While Key to the Kingdom does a good job adding some interesting mechanics to the roll and move genre, all of these additional rules require constant reference to the hazard handbook which makes the game drag along.
ROLLette, a game made by Pressman Toy Company in 1990, simulates the ball rolling action of roulette without all of that pesky gambling. Despite relying too heavily on luck and having no skill to it, ROLLette is for some reason a fun game.
Growing up in the early 1990’s I have fond memories of playing Grabbin’ Grasshoppers when I was young. After so many years the question becomes how well has the game held up? I think the game would still be quite fun for children, but it is only a quick distraction for adults.
The game of Checkers has had many variations over the years. In 1990 King O’ Kings tried to improve on the rules of Checkers by adding additional strategy and trying to make the game four player. King O’ Kings had the potential to be a good game but fails due to constant stalling in the early game.