The Root Beer Float Challenge Review (Playtacular)

The Root Beer Float Challenge
What It Is

Can you complete the challenges and earn all the ingredients you need for a root beer float? That's the premise of The Root Beer Float Challenge game. The game doesn't actually call for real root beer floats, but it might be more fun to play if everyone is sipping from one. There are three types of challenges: solo, co-op, and head-to-head. Separate the blue solo cards, the green co-op cards, and the read head-to-head cards before you start playing. Then take turns rolling the die and picking a challenge card that matches the challenge you rolled. 

All of the challenges are skill challenges involving different combinations of the game's play pieces: a tin root beer can, two pretend cherries, an "ice cream" ball, and four straws. You might have to play a game of catch with the ice cream ball, bounce a cherry in the air with the root beer can's lid, or juggle a straw and a cherry.

If you successfully complete a challenge, you get to pick any one ingredient card used in the challenge. The first player to earn all four ingredient cards wins.

Is It Fun?

This will be fun for the whole family, encouraging more active play than a traditional game. Whether you're performing a challenge on your own, working with another player, or competing against another player, you'll be challenging your skills and participating in silly stunts. The package design of the game is also very appealing, but none of the elements are edible. You'll have to create your own real root beer floats in the kitchen, not at the game table.

Who It’s For

The game is for two to eight players ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes 120 challenge cards, 80 ingredient cards, an ice cream ball, two cherries, four straws, and a challenge die.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy