Objective of Pop It!
The objective of Pop It! is to force your opponent to pop the last bubble.
The players play rock, paper, scissors to determine who goes first.
Playing the Game
On each player’s turn they will choose one of the rows on the gameboard. They choose how many of the bubbles in that row that they want to pop. You can choose as many or as few (has to be at least one) as you want. The bubbles you choose do not have to be next to one another. They just need to be in the row you chose.
The next player then takes their turn. They can choose any row they want including the row that the previous player picked. The only rule is that there needs to be at least one unpopped bubble in their chosen row. They will then pop as many of the bubbles as they want in their chosen row.
The players keep taking turns choosing a row and popping bubbles.
Winning the Game
The game ends when one of the players is forced to pop the last remaining bubble. The player that pops the last bubble, loses the round.
Players will then play another round.
The first player to win three rounds wins the game.
Advanced Pop It!
The rules for the advanced version are the same as the normal game. There are a couple of tweaks to add a little more strategy to the game though.
When choosing bubbles in your chosen row, you can only pop bubbles that are next to one another. If there are popped bubbles in the middle of a row and unpopped bubbles on the two ends, you can only pop bubbles from one of the two ends. You can’t pop bubbles that are separated by already popped bubbles.
Year: 2014 | Publisher: Buffalo Games, FoxMind | Designer: Theora Design | Artist: NA
Genres: Abstract, Children’s
Ages: 3-10 | Number of Players: 1-2 | Length of Game: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Moderate | Luck: Light-Moderate
Components: gameboard, instructions
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