Sky Dollars Review - Santay Toy & Games
Game title: Sky Dollars Review
Game description: Clear skies ahead! Passengers are ready to board your plane for fun and exciting adventures. Pilots, prepare for takeoff! What obstacles will you flight have to overcome before you reach your final destination?
It’s a race to fill your planes and get them off the tarmac while making sure the most valuable passengers are on board in Sky Dollars, a family mass-market style card game from Santay Toy & Games. Every turn you’ll draw a card and play a card. If you can’t play a card you may discard. There are passenger planes, passengers, hazards, and remedies.
- Cheap box
- Flight Tokens need to be manually cut out
- Not easy to purchase
Full Sky Dollars Review
It’s a race to fill your planes and get them off the tarmac while making sure the most valuable passengers are on board in Sky Dollars, a family mass-market style card game from Santay Toy & Games. Every turn you’ll draw a card and play a card. If you can’t play a card you may discard. There are passenger planes, passengers, problems, and remedies.
A single plane may be played at a time and must be filled before it can take off to score points. Problems cause things to happen like keeping a plane grounded, causing a high-value passenger to get sick, having a flight take off early, halving a flight’s value, or causing an entire plane and passengers to be lost due to a hijacking. Remedy cards can be played to stop these from happening. The first person to have five flights take off ends the game and points are totaled.
Sky Dollars is incredibly simple, yet still fast-paced and fun. It’s not a gamers’ game, but it’s not intended to be. It’s certainly a cut above most other mass-market family games. The only real issues with the game are that some components need to be manually cut out and the game’s box is REALLY cheaply made. After one play it’s already tearing at some of the edges.
If you’re looking for a fun game to play with younger kids, Sky Dollars certainly fits that bill. It’s surprisingly better than it looks at first glance. It’s a bit tricky to purchase at the moment as there’s no store, online or physical, that seems to carry it. Santay’s site has the game for purchase, but you have to email them, and the price isn’t given upfront. Kind of a pain, and not very professional. Hopefully they fix that soon.
A copy of Sky Dollars was provided free for review by Santay Toy & Games
Media personality Rob “Devar-TTY” Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of Devar-TTY’s Pawns Perspective, Dev now focuses mostly on video games and TTRPGs. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.