Thanks for checking out our curated review round-up of Penny Papers. We’ve pulled together reviews and walkthroughs that resonated with us from amazing gamers and creators. Our favorite board games create an immersive experience and have great table presence. Will Penny Papers be your family’s next favourite game too? Let's find out!

Mechanically a roll-and-write strategy game similar to Yahtzee, Penny Papers is the perfect solution for family gaming with player count ranging between 1 to 100! Play time is a quick 20 minutes, so no need to worry about the kids losing their attention to the game. A cool perk of Penny Papers is its three fun and exciting storylines for which the recommended age limit is 7 and above for the Temple of Apikhabou, 8 and above for Skull Island, and 9 and above for the Valley of Wiraqocha. Each edition has its own twist during gameplay. The Temple of Apikhabou is about attempting to discover hidden treasures through unknown corridors while navigating your way through a spooky temple full of mummies! Brave enough to sail the sea? Skull Island will test your navigation skills while you chase the pirate’s booty. Got what it takes to explore the unknown? The Valley of Wiraquocha will keep you guessing as you maneuver through the forest to mountainous terrain as the threat of snakes is looming around every corner. The main objective of Penny Papers is to utilize the same result of three dice to discover regions more closely than your opponents by carefully writing numbers in their grid to receive the most amount of victory points possible. Regulating your space on the grid while rolling the dice is the ultimate test. Sabotage your opponents' grids as threats emerge.

Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower describes his Penny Papers experience with gameplay strategy tips and commentary explaining how the game is built around patterns. Vasel is impressed by the high quality of Penny Papers and its storylines. The game themes make for an enticing and awesome playthrough you won’t want to miss out on!

Tabletop Gaming used some pretty creative language to describe Penny Papers by calling it the antithesis of a ‘multiplayer solitaire’ and ‘addictive as a smartphone puzzle.’ The short playtime and freedom of player count makes Penny Papers a unique experience for family gaming. Lucky dice rolls can turn the tide during gameplay. The suspense is spectacular.

The Game Boy Geek shares his thoughts on Penny Papers and its three storylines as easy to learn. Once you play one storyline, you’ll get quite comfortable as you play the next storyline and immerse yourself in another playthrough. Each storyline is similar enough mechanically, but different enough to enjoy and expect something new. By far, The Temple of Apikhabou was an easy playthrough. Skull Island felt like a light to medium playthrough. Meanwhile, The Valley of Wiraquocha was the most challenging of the three storylines for The Game Boy Geek. We suggest playing Penny Papers’ storylines in this chronological order so that you might gradually build up your Penny Papers IQ and prepare yourself for the next adventure. We hope your Penny Papers playthrough is as pleasant as a bouquet of flowers!   

What we love most about board games is the table presence and how immersive they can be. This game includes super cool features such as:

  • Play Sheets
  • A set of three 6-sided dice
  • 2 pads of colorful double-sided paper
  • Game manual

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