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Rhino Hero

| Published: 2011
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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Rhino! No building too high, no street too dangerous for this caped crusader, as he scales buildings and patrols the city protecting the citizens. On his quest for safety, he must use caution as even the most solid buildings may start to sway and wobble. Can you help Super Rhino accomplish the challenge to build a skyscraper as tall and solid as can be? A heroic 3D card-stacking game for 2-5 players ages 5+.

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51 of 58 gamers found this helpful
“Here he comes to save the day!”

Initial Thoughts
Like most HABA games, Rhino Hero has the deceptive appearance of a children’s game. Yellow box, cartoon-y artwork on the cover, simple yet solid components. Sure…it’s a kids’ game! Right? Not so fast. After stacking a couple stories and moving our intrepid Rhino Hero from floor to floor, the tension starts to ramp up and you find yourself drawn in. The higher the tower rises, the more precarious our titular hero’s position becomes. And then…it all comes tumbling down.

What’s In The Box?
31 roof/floor cards
28 bendable walls
1 foundation card
1 Rhino Hero wooden figure

Gameplay
After placing the starting foundation card (easy side with two wall cards or hard side with just one?), each player gets a hand of five roof/action cards (with two players, the number goes up to seven). They’re a lot like Uno with their Skip a Turn, Reverse, and Draw One cards. You also have the cards that indicate where the Rhino Hero stands.

The first player will bend the required wall card(s) and place them In turn, players place one or two wall cards (they’re made to fold in the middle) to fit the pattern on the foundation card. Now comes the cardplay: The roof/floor tiles have those Uno-esque symbols on two corners. Do you play a reverse card? Do you force an opponent to draw an extra roof tile? Do you play a 2X card and lay two of your cards instead of one? Do you play a Rhino Hero card and make an opponent place the hero on the picture of the Rhino?

Play continues as players take turns building floors and walls until all players run out of floors (less likely) or someone knocks over the tower (much more likely). The person who knocked it down is, of course, out. From those remaining, whoever has the fewest remaining roof/floor tiles is the winner.

Final Thoughts
This game is hilarity in a box. I’ve had three generations gathered around the table totally engrossed in carefully placing wall cards, delicately stacking roof/floor cards, and expertly moving the Rhino Hero from floor to floor. Another plus: adults don’t necessarily have an advantage over younger players. My eight year-old nephew is a beast at this game, owning all of us on several occasions. Portable, popular, perfect!

 
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43 of 50 gamers found this helpful
“Fantastic quick game”

This is a quick turn-a-round game. Plays well with both young children or drinking adults.

The card stock is nice and thick which is perfect for doing the load bearing job it’s tasked with.

Great packaging, small enough to fit in your pocket and play anywhere.

Make sure are happy with your placement of each level as you won’t be able to touch those cards later.

Definitely grab yourself a copy if you can find one.

 

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