Thrift Treasure: Shakin’ Sorry

Thrift Treasure: Shakin’ Sorry

Before you wonder why we’re wasting your time by talking about a game we all had as kids, rest assured that this isn’t the Sorry! you had. In fact, Shakin’ Sorry closely resembles some of the more modern dice games we see issued today! I guess the correct comparison would be to say that many of today’s dice games resemble this early-90’s Parker Brothers game.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

Shakin’ Sorry includes 17 custom dice, a dice cup and four game boards in the box. I’d like to point out the quality of the game boards, which include die-cut recessed areas to hold your dice. Setting up the game is very quick with each player receiving their own color game board and four dice with colored dots which are placed in the Start area on their board. The seventeenth die is a special Sorry!/Slide die which will be rolled by every player on their turn.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

Starting with the youngest player, you will take any dice on your board’s Start area and add the Sorry!/Slide die to the pool. They are all put into the included cup and rolled. Any dice that result in your color are added to your Home area. Other colors are grabbed by other players with matching board colors and they place them into their Start area to be rolled on their turn.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

The blue Sorry!/Slide die has four blank sides which do nothing. If the roll results in it landing on the Sorry! side you get to take one die from any opponent’s Home section and put it in your own Start area to be used on your next turn.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

If Slide is the result, you must take one of your own dice from your Home section and put it in the Start area of the opponent immediately to your left. Of course, if you don’t have any in your Home section, nothing happens. But if you had also rolled your color in the same turn, those are placed first so that die would be passed to the next player.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

If you are really unlucky and have nothing to roll when your turn comes around, you will still roll the blue Sorry!/Slide die and hope for a Sorry! result so you can steal from someone else! The first player to fill all four spaces in their Home section with dice of their color wins Shakin’ Sorry!

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

Shakin’ Sorry is best played with the full compliment of four, but there are special rules for two or three. When you roll a color that isn’t being played, those simply go to the next player’s Start area to be rolled on their turn. Of course you don’t use the entire set of dice when there are fewer than four players – each person still starts with just four dice.

This isn't the Sorry! you had as a child. It's 100% dice rolling and plays a lot quicker than the classic. Find out more about Shakin' Sorry at SahmReviews.com!

Used/collectible copies of Shakin’ Sorry can be found on Amazon for around $13 shipped and sometimes appear on eBay for more or less. Accurately recommended for ages 6+, you can expect a round of Shakin’ Sorry to be completed in under 15 minutes, and usually much less. If you like luck-based games, keep an eye on your thrift store shelves as you’ll certainly enjoy Shakin’ Sorry.

What is your current favorite dice game?

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.

8 comments on «Thrift Treasure: Shakin’ Sorry»

  1. It Wil be nice to win

  2. Oh my gosh! I LOVE Sorry! What a neat version of the game….it sounds like a blast! I might have to grab it for game night at my house 🙂

  3. Shakin’ Sorry sounds like a lot of fun! The rules of the game seem easy to follow. A great game for family game night!

  4. That Shakin’ Sorry looks like a good game for my kids to play when the cousins come over. We always have spirited card games and this could take its place.

  5. Sherry says:

    This sounds like a really fun game. It would be perfect for family game night. I’ll have to get it for sure.

  6. Sorry sounds like a lot of fun! The rules of the game seem very easy to follow. I can’t wait to pick one up for us to play!

  7. Sinisa says:

    Sorry was my favorite as a kid. I love reading all your game reviews. You guys have so much fun.

  8. Sarah says:

    What a fun game! I love that it seems like it’s an easy one to play. I bet my kids would love it.

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