Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview

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We’ve said it before, but it is probably worth repeating. As we age, we lose our advantage when playing any type of dexterity game with our kids. I used to be able to stand on one foot for what seemed like forever. Balance a cup on the back of my hand? Easy. Sink a shot into a basket across the room? C’mon, give me a challenge! Sadly, these examples don’t always ring true any longer.

My daughters, on the other hand, have gotten better and better as they mature. We’ve been playing more of these type of games as of late since they not only challenge us, they provide a ton of laughter. During our time at home we’ve been playing The Root Beer Float Challenge, ICECOOL2 and Yogi. In fact, it is Yogi that the newest dexterity game in our collection reminds us of. That game is the brand new Dropsy by Endless Games.

One part card game, one part silly dexterity challenge. Mix them together and you have the new Dropsy by Endless Games. Find out how to play! - SahmReviews.com

The goal of Dropsy is pretty simple – be the first to collect three cards of the same color. But…there are nine different colors in the 108 card deck. These are all shuffled together to form a draw pile in the center of the play area. I say “play area” instead of “table” because Dropsy is a game you’ll probably want to play standing up. It can be done seated, but trust me, standing is MUCH easier.

One part card game, one part silly dexterity challenge. Mix them together and you have the new Dropsy by Endless Games. Find out how to play! - SahmReviews.com

On your first turn you will draw a card and set it in front of you face-up. This is the color you will be trying to collect for this round. On subsequent turns you will also draw one card. If it is the color you are collecting, just place it face-up next to the other cards in your collection. But when it isn’t, which will happen most of the time, you must hold it.

One part card game, one part silly dexterity challenge. Mix them together and you have the new Dropsy by Endless Games. Find out how to play! - SahmReviews.com

And I don’t mean just hold it in your hand. Each card also has instructions printed on it as to where and how you must retain it. “On Your Head”, “On Your Hand”, “Inside Your Elbow”, “Between Your Fingers”, “Under Your Chin” and “Under Your Arms” are the possible choices. For the rest of the round you must do as the card demands!

One part card game, one part silly dexterity challenge. Mix them together and you have the new Dropsy by Endless Games. Find out how to play! - SahmReviews.com

If you drop any card in your possession and it falls onto the table or floor (out of your control), you must discard ALL of your cards, including the ones on the table in your collection. Basically, you will be staring over completely. However, if a card falls but you manage to catch it in any manner, you can take the time to put it back where it belongs (head, hand, etc.).

One part card game, one part silly dexterity challenge. Mix them together and you have the new Dropsy by Endless Games. Find out how to play! - SahmReviews.com

Keep collecting and holding cards each turn until someone manages to collect three matching colored cards without dropping any. That player is the winner of Dropsy! If you find that the game is too easy for you (I doubt you will), ratchet up the difficulty by setting a goal of collecting four matching cards. This can also be a great way to stagger the difficulty when playing with people of different abilities (translation – make the kids collect more).

Dropsy was just released last month and is available in retail stores, direct from Endless Games or on Amazon with an MSRP of only $6.99! Follow Endless Games on Facebook or Twitter to find out what else they’ll be releasing this year, including a home version of one of our favorite game shows, Card Sharks!

What dexterity games have you played lately?

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.

18 comments on «Dropsy Dexterity Game Overview»

  1. Jordan Binkerd says:

    I generally don’t play dexterity games, as I have very little of it….

  2. Mia E. says:

    This looks like a fun and unique game that would get lots of laughs.

  3. Tony Platz says:

    IT looks like a game we could have a lot of fun with . I have not played any like this .

  4. Thanay Binford says:

    This sounds fun

  5. Diane Barranti says:

    I can see my boyfriend and I playing this. We are always looking for new games to play and I think this might be one of them.

  6. Michael Shea says:

    Good for the kids!

  7. Giggles Giggles says:

    The last dexterity game I’ve played was Jenga.

  8. Janice Wright says:

    I don’t think I’ve played any dexterity games for along time, maybe Jenga, but it’s been many years.

  9. Clint Cabrera says:

    I haven’t played a dexterity game in a long time.

  10. Wendy Green says:

    I tried playing twister a few years back and almost died. Lol! Not a kid anymore!

  11. Sue E says:

    I used to play a lot of different games when I was young and with my kids and grandkids!
    Now I need help getting off of the floor! I used to play Twister, Duck, Duck, Goose; Hopscotch, Jumping rope; Truth or Dare!
    Hide and Seek, Musical Chairs
    I loved all of those games! Now everything is a challenge

  12. Pete Donegan says:

    One of my favorite dexterity games is Terror in Meeplecity (aka Rampage). Great game for kids

  13. Monica McConnell says:

    I have not played one before but I would love to try

  14. McKnight says:

    I’ve never played a dexterity game or a cooperative game. I’m hoping to get some for Christmas.

  15. Caroline Lennek says:

    I think the last dexterity game I played was Pick Up Sticks.

  16. gala says:

    I have not played one before

  17. Miguel Angel Carreno says:

    I didn’t even know about this one, seems pretty cool though

  18. Francine Anchondo says:

    Jenga was the last one I played

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