25 October 2019
Not your garden variety gnome
Gnomes. We’re all familiar with their garden antics. Often found pushing a wheelbarrow, sunbathing, or being humorously caught in acts of mild nudity.
Rare is it that we see gnomes pitted in tests of might however. That’s where Sumo Gnomes comes in – now fully funded on Kickstarter.
Sumo Gnomes is about dice-rolling and dice-shoving within, and eventually without, the arena. Roll your dice to take actions like grabbing, slamming and switching – but watch out – there’s always a way to get out of a grab and turn the tables on your opponent. Push your challenger out of the ring and you'll be the top gnome of this particular forest clearing, until next time.
As always with a successful Kickstarter, there are a number of different pledges, from the basic game all the way up to lavish wooden versions with 3D printed sumo-gnomes.
The game benefit from being small-scale and very quick to play, making it an ideal holiday game or a great game for multiple rounds and tournaments.