Thrift Treasure: Dizios

Thrift Treasure: Dizios

I’m excited that we’re on an abstract game streak for our Thrift Treasure series. And finding one that was awarded a couple industry accolades (Major Fun Award, MENSA Select) makes the find that much better. This week we discovered Dizios by MindWare!

Advertised as A New Twist on Dominoes, would this week's Thrift Treasure live up to its claim? Find out what we thought of Mindware's Dizios! - SahmReviews.com

Advertised as “A New Twist on Dominoes!”, Dizios does put a new spin on the classic tile-laying game. Each brightly-colored tile is designed in spin art fashion. Instead of matching up pips on a domino, in Dizios you must match colors.

Advertised as A New Twist on Dominoes, would this week's Thrift Treasure live up to its claim? Find out what we thought of Mindware's Dizios! - SahmReviews.com

Each tile has up to four colors and as many as two on a single side! Each person begins by drawing four tiles to their hand and then take turns playing to the center area. To play a valid tile, all touching colors must match exactly – including any corners. Once you play your tile, draw back up to four.

Advertised as A New Twist on Dominoes, would this week's Thrift Treasure live up to its claim? Find out what we thought of Mindware's Dizios! - SahmReviews.com

Scoring is different than a traditional game of dominoes. Instead of scoring the tile you just placed, you receive points equal to the number of dots on the tile(s) you are placing next to. So while you may have a perfect fit color-wise, the value of the play might make saving the tile until later more rewarding.

Advertised as A New Twist on Dominoes, would this week's Thrift Treasure live up to its claim? Find out what we thought of Mindware's Dizios! - SahmReviews.com

Any time you can’t validly play a tile, you simply pass your turn. Once all the tiles have been collected and no more valid plays can be made, the game ends. Add up the scores, subtracting the point values of any tiles still held in players’ hands. The person with the highest total is declared the winner!

Advertised as A New Twist on Dominoes, would this week's Thrift Treasure live up to its claim? Find out what we thought of Mindware's Dizios! - SahmReviews.com

Dizios turned out to be a very simple game to learn and to play, but is much more fun than the standard round of dominoes. Copies can be found on Amazon for under $20 shipped or you can keep an eye out at your local thrift stores for a discounted copy.

When is the last time you played Dominoes?

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

6 comments on «Thrift Treasure: Dizios»

  1. Wahidin Wong says:

    A nice game to play with family, especially my kids. Simple but attractive!

  2. Lorena says:

    Omg long time ago I am not playing, this one it looks really good my kids would love it too. It looks really fun family plan

  3. katrina gehman says:

    games under $20! Can be so hard to find sometimes. I’ll have to check this out!

  4. Tiara Wilson says:

    Wow. This looks like so much fun. I’ve never heard of this. <3
    I cannot wait to try this game!

  5. Surbhi says:

    Seems like a very interesting game.

  6. Elena says:

    I have never heard of this game before. I think that my nephew and niece will enjoy it very much. I do not like to play games because I do not want to lose 🙂

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