Unstable Unicorns from PLAY’nuff: Game Review


Unstable Unicorns from PLAY’nuff: Game Review

Why Unstable Unicorns is the Unicorniest Game of them All?!

Buenos Dias~

“Jinkies!” Y’all are in for a treat today! This post is sponsored by PLAY’nuff 

Thanks to them I get to feature & give you my honest game review of this card-based game:


NB: In this review, you’ll find mention to the card-based game, Yugi-OH. Since it’s the only card based game I extensively & successfully have played.
SPOILER ALERT {I absolutely LOVE IT!!!} hahaha

As soon as it arrived I knew there was only ONE person who would appreciate & enjoy unboxing this game as much as I did. Cassarica Nadas!
If you recall, along with our other friend Sumarie, we came up with the

The Zemlja Dosta Chronicles

Chapter 5 – The Elven Trials

Chapter 6 – Hocirne’s Return

And who better to play The Unicorn Queen, Ari than Cassarica who’s love & obsession with unicorns is unprecedented & absolute. She’s definitely the Unicorniest of them all.
So this past weekend I headed over to her place to unbox & play the game.

Watch this compilation video of our fun together 
{feat. voice of Cass’s boyfriend, Gareth}

The way it begins…

Inside the box:
2 decks filled with both Unicorns {Baby, Basic & Magical} & Special effect cards
1 Guideline pamphlet with slight rules & instructions for the game

Not Included:
A game mat {not sure whether it’s sold separately or at all but it would have been nice to have}

So we just made a makeshift one to play on.
Each face down card represents a spot in the “stable”/field that a Unicorn can be placed.

How to Play:

Gather all Baby Unicorns from the deck and place 1 in the “Stable” {refers to 1 of the seven spots above} of each player. Place the rest of the Baby Unicorns in a stack. This will be your nursery. Shuffle the remaining cards and deal 5 to each player. The rest of the stack will be your draw pile.
Additional rule: Each player receives a Neigh card. This is an “Instant” card which means it can be played during any turn and at any moment. This card allows you to STOP any card from coming into play. {E.g if your opponent is about to play a card to destroy a unicorn in your stable, you can use your Neigh card to STOP/DESTROY it.}
Sub-additional rule: {if there is such a thing} Now this might be more of a discretionary rule but you can use a Neigh card to cancel out another Neigh card and maybe even a second Neigh card to keep the card in play. Meaning if I play a destroy unicorn card & you play a Neigh card then I play a Neigh card to cancel out your Neigh card you can play a Second Neigh card to override my Neigh. Hope that makes Sense LOL!
The one with the Most colors on is considered the “Unicorniest” of them all and gets to play first. One guess who that is lol. Cass went first. She got to draw 1 card then either play a card or draw another card and end her turn.

From there it’s all about reading the effects of the different types of Unicorns & special effects at the most strategic time, all the while keeping the ultimate objective of the game in mind. The nitty gritty & flow of the game will be figured out as you play along.

Focus on getting your 7 Unicorns in the stable.

The MAIN Objective of the Game is to get 7 Unicorns in the “Stable”/ on the field. Whoever lays down 7 first WINS the game.

Play the long game, think 2 to 3 moves ahead & how an effect now might save you some trouble down the road or even bring you luck. Don’t go for the immediate satisfaction of playing cards just to snub your opponent. Learn to anticipate what cards they may or may not have. And just like in poker, learn to keep your poker face on least your opponent discern your intentions.

Ps xxx I got to play my FAVORITE Unicorn card
Woooohoooo! I can die happy now. 

The boxing is convenient, compact & very portable which is a plus. Very travel-friendly. 
Upon opening & during those first moments of laying everything out I did think the game might be complicated. Only because my reference to card-based games is Yugi-Oh, since that involved Attack & Defence points it was pretty straightforward, the one with the strongest, most badass monster on the field won. But since all of the Unicorn cards had no Attack or Defence points {certain ones have special effects when played} I assumed that it would be difficult to play. However as soon as I saw that the objective was to get 7 unicorns on the field, it became less complicated & as soon as we started our first game, it exploded into Nothing but pure Fun & Excitement. I suppose this begins with all games but sometimes you never get to the fun part so I’m glad this game is so easy to get into & just play. We played well into the evening before realizing the time, clearly, this game is immersive. 
It brought back great memories of when I was pretty much a Yugi-Oh master player {not to brag or anything} as a kid. I got to tap back into that strategic side of myself & enjoy what I enjoy most about card-based games…THE COMPLETE AND UTTER ANNIHILATION OF MY OPPONENT muuuuahahahahahahah!!!

Lol just kidding….maybe :-p

Unstable Unicorns is a wondrous game that I’m shocked wasn’t invented sooner seeing as how crazy I’ve seen people get over unicorns. I’m truly honored to have been given the chance to play this game. I feel like it’s one of those amazing family fun typed games that can be kept for all sorts of occasions & played with all sorts of ages.

I; Enricoh Alfonzo; undoubtedly, vehemently, and whole-heartedly recommend this game to everyone.

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24 Responses

  1. This looks so cool!! Even though I'm not a big card game fan, seeing as this isn't as complicated, is a big plus. Would be great to try it out

  2. Unknown says:

    Sounds like a fun game! Unicorns are always a good time! -Tonya Tardiff

  3. Zina Z says:

    I do not know this game at all. But we all love card games and especially my kids. Thank you for the review

  4. I had never heard of this until now! It looks so cool ahaha. It reminds me of my top trumps days. I will have to get it for my little sister to try!

  5. Elizabeth O says:

    This sounds like a really cool game. Its not one I have heard of before but it sounds like it would be a lot of fun for family game night!

  6. bye: myself says:

    This really looks like so much fun – and definitely brings the family together.

  7. It sounds like you had so much fun playing this game! I was never very good at anything except puzzles and card games and chess are my achilles heel 🙁

  8. Ann Snook says:

    Oh my gosh this looks so cute! I love trying new card games . . . my current favorite is Kittens in a Blender.

  9. kim says:

    Sounds like such a fun game! I know my kids would love it!

  10. Oh wow I haven't heard of this game before. I haven't played a card game in ages this sounds interesting!

  11. SveetesKapes says:

    Haha I am sold at hearing Unicorns, can you blame me 😉 This one sounds like a fun game for sure.

  12. AsherKabir says:

    Sounds very interesting game and the way you've reviewed it makes it even more funny. 🙂 Love it!

  13. Unicorns have taken over our lives. This came looks like it could be a lot of fun if you have enough people to play.

  14. Sounds like a fun game! My daughter loves Unicorns ..I am sure she would like this!

  15. This look like easy card game.. Love to checkout this game as it will be a great fun…looking for some indoor activites in summer so this game would be the best choice.

  16. This look like easy card game.. Love to checkout this game as it will be a great fun…looking for some indoor activites in summer so this game would be the best choice.

  17. I'm not familiar with this game, but it sounds like a game that my family and I'd enjoy. I'll have to keep it mind in the future!

  18. My daughters would really love this. They love unicorns! I will check this out. Hope it's available in our local toy store.

  19. Sounds like a fun, easy game since I'm a fan of card games. Although I'm only learning about this game now!

  20. I didn't know this game existed, but you motivated me to check out the unstable unicorns! I love your use of Ryan Reynolds in the end, I busted out laughing!

  21. Sounds like a really fun game. My daughter is obsessed with Unicorns this would be ideal for her.

  22. Karla Obispo says:

    This is crazy. We were just talking about unicorns last night. I didn't know a card game about it exists until now! Thanks for sharing. I think I need to buy this!!!

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