Let’s face it…some board games can leave you bored. On the surface, they seem to be one thing, but end up being lame. Hopefully, they are ones that you did not have to purchase. There is a board game that is free, has multiple playing modes and levels and lets you decide how high of a challenge you want to take on. It’s all about you, not the game.
It’s called Klikit Original. It’s basically a game where you click on different tiles that are laid out on the playing board in an attempt to collect points. What’s different in this game is that you can play alone in offline mode or with other players are currently online. What allows you to create your own games is the Facebook connectivity features. Login using your Facebook account credentials and this will allow you to see all you Friends from Facebook from within Klikit. From there you can invite these friends to a game.
The app opens up with a short description of how to play the game with short steps of what will happen and what you can do to collect points. The goal in this game is to collect as many Klikit coins as you possibly can. You will find that clicking on some tiles earns you coins, clicking on other tiles will deduct coins, and some tiles may even earn you hidden bonus points.
There are two other interested features in the game that let you take a defensive approach and prevent the other players from collecting coins. I should point out that even if you play offline, the app still pits you against and computer powered player. Anyhow, there is the notion of Take It and Stop It. I had a play a few times to kind of get the gist of what each one does, but it still is not that apparent to me. The Stop It puts an area of tiles in red, preventing other players and even you from collecting any coins from them. The Take It allows you to click on one tile and collect coins from several tiles that surround it. I was not really sure about how they figured out when you could do either one or how many tiles they choose based on the one that you click on.
If you choose to play with other Facebook friends, you must login using your Facebook account and invite fellow Friends who have downloaded Klikit. This keeps the game in a more private mode so you know who you are playing with and can have your own challenges amongst your own group. This can become a weekly challenge that you keep between you and your friends, if you want.
If you choose to play online and without the Facebook connection, you get set up on a game with other random Klikit players. It’s just another level of play if you are ok with playing with random players.
Overall, the game is an interesting one, with no real patterns. As mentioned earlier, it takes some time to understand how the Take It and Stop It work, and I know they are critical to use so you can maximize your points and win, but more practice should prove helpful.