Latice is a strategy board game for 2-4 players or teams, age 6+, so great for family groups. The objective is to be the first to play all of your tiles. Match the tiles by colour or shape and on two, three, or four sides to earn extra moves. The wind tiles can be used to shift other tiles on the board.
It’s good that the rules are simple to start with, ensuring you can get on with the game quickly; but as you progress, the strategies become deeper and more complex, so you are always learning and progressing. The makers claim 3 minutes to learn, 20 minutes to play, a lifetime to master. As players become confident with the game, they will plan their turns in advance, keeping attention high throughout as they strategically use the board and wind tiles, playing both offensively and defensively based on knowledge of remaining tiles – it keeps you on your toes and ensures you have to concentrate.
Latice develops cognitive, spatial recognition, planning and interpersonal skills for all ages. Interestingly, the game is colour-blind accessible through patterns on the tiles. The game includes 84 acrylic tiles, game board, 4 tile racks, 32 acrylic stones, box and an 8-language instruction booklet; all the pieces are well made and a pleasure to play with. There is the opportunity to play online with the free iOS app. It’s a great game for all ages, ideal family fun and promotes some important key skills at the same time. We really like the way your game skills grow and every game is different.