Trailz Review (PlayMonster)

What It Is

Get your mushrooms from one side of the board to the other without getting eaten by slugs in the two-player strategy game Trailz. Each player starts at one short end of the board and places two of their Shrooms and one Slug in the first row of spaces on the game board. The other playing pieces get set aside until you put them into play.

Taking turns, each player will either move one of their game pieces on the board or place another one on the board. Shrooms and Slugs behave differently.

For instance, you can move Shrooms to any dotted space along the root-like tan path. Shrooms can only move one space at a time, and they can only move forward. If you come face to face with an enemy Shroom, they don't eat each other - your piece just gets stuck.

Slugs go on the spots with green slime dots. They can only move one space at a time along the green slime path, and they can move forward, backward, and sideways. If a Slug moves into a space occupied by an enemy Shroom or Slug, it eats that piece and takes its space. The eaten piece goes back to the other player.

The first player to get one of their Shrooms to the other side of the board wins.

Is It Fun?

All you need is one Shroom to make it successfully across the board. Sounds easy, right? But you've got to watch out for how the other player moves and defend your own pieces while trying to capture your opponent's. Because this is geared toward younger players, we think it's a great introduction to strategy games. And because it only involves two players, it's perfect to play during a pandemic quarantine when you don't have a lot of other people to play with.

Who It’s For

Trailz is for two players ages 7 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes four green shrooms, four orange shrooms, two green slugs, two orange slugs, a game board, and rules.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy