Pack O Game – Orc and Dig Review

Game description: In Orc, players use Orc clans to dominate territories and earn the most victory points in this strategy game for 2 players. You’ll need to carefully plan your attacks and balance your hand of Orcs in order to beat your opponent and win! Dig has each player is a dog, digging for bones and returning them to dog bowls. Bones will have different values based on the activity in the yard. The dog with the most valuable bones is the champ!

Overall
3.2
  • Play (Mechanics)
  • Presentation (Art/Quality)
  • Plan (Rules)

Summary

It’s an amazing thing to see Perplext’s Pack O Game line in their tiny gum-package sized boxes. It’s a whole other experience to actually find complete, well thought out games inside. Orc and Dig are two of the games from the line, both providing completely different gaming experiences for two different types of gamer.

Pros

  • Super cute and portable
  • Well thought out games
  • Lightweight and quick

Cons

  • Rules are tiny
  • REALLY tiny

It’s an amazing thing to see Perplexts Pack O Game line in their tiny gum-package sized boxes. It’s a whole other experience to actually find complete, well thought out games inside. Orc and Dig are two of the games from the line, both providing completely different gaming experiences for two different types of gamer.

Orc is a 5 minute head-to-head battle game where players are using their cards to capture several territories laid out on the table. Every time they play a card they draw a new card from a pile next to a territory. When each of those piles is empty their respective territory is claimed by the player with a majority of Orcs there. When all territories are claimed the game ends.

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An example layout and cards

Dig is a more “friendly” game for 2-4 players where each player is moving their dog along a line of cards trying to dig up colored bones and return them to their respective bowls. A bowl closer to the doghouse is worth more points for each bone placed there and the line of card shifts with each bone dug up, creating some really interesting dynamics and score management. Once every bone is dug up the game ends and players score their buried bones.

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A dug up bone, a buried bone, and the dog house with movement reference

It’s really quite amazing how well these game play and just how fun they really are. Upon first look it seems there’s no way a solid game could be packaged up in such a small box, but these two games in the series really shine. Of course now I need to finish my collection of these.

Dig and Orc were provided free for review by Perplext

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