Buildzi Review (Carma Games)

What It Is

How fast can you stack in the new game Buildzi? The object of the game is to be the first player to successfully build a tower of blocks that looks just like the tower shown on the card.

The 32 tower cards are double-sided, with the color side being easier and the black and yellow side being more challenging. Each player gets one tower card, and everybody flips over their card at the same time. This means each player will be building a different tower, but all players will be grabbing blocks from the pile in the center of the playing area. The first player to build their tower shouts "Buildzi!", and if they built it right, they win.

A second way to play uses the 32 block cards. Each player gets one complete set of the same colored block cards, shuffled and placed down in front of them. At the same time, everyone starts flipping over their cards one at a time. After each card is flipped, players quickly grab that block from the center pile and add it to their tower. The first player to build their tower yells "Buildzi!"

For yet a third way to play, use the block cards and just randomly deal eight cards to each player face down. Gameplay is then the same as in game number two.

There's even a party game version where players team up as Caller and Builder. Only the Caller can see the tower on the card, and he yells out directions to his teammate, such as which shape to pick up and which direction the shape should go, while the Builder tries to follow those directions to correctly build the tower.

The instructions include two more party game versions, as well as a solo player version of the game.

Is It Fun?

We love that there are so many ways to play the game and challenge yourself. If you don't have many players, stick to one of the basic game versions. But when it's game night, try a party game version. The game pieces remind us a little of Tetris, but this is a more tactile way to play the game that works your speed, dexterity, and more.

Who It’s For

The game is for two to eight players ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes 32 blocks, 32 block cards, and 32 tower cards.

The manufacturer recommends building on a placemat instead of a wooden table to prevent dings in the wood when the blocks fall.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy