In the box: Bag of game pieces (rocks), score pads, 25 challenge cards, timer
The object of the game is to build the rock formation on your challenge card before the timer runs out. The shape of the rocks are graded for difficulty with the white (#1) being the biggest and flattest, and the yellow (#5) being the most angled and hardest to balance. Just when you think you have it, the last rock you place may tumble the formation and you will have to start over. IF there is enough time! Not for those who are easily frustrated. Challenge card difficulty levels go from 3-10 (there is a junior version before this one). Challenge cards may also add a twist, such as use only one hand while building, change the position of 2 rocks, or use your non-dominant hand to build. Each color rock is worth a different point value and points are added for each rock that is still standing when the time runs out. This has been popular with older kids. Fun fact - each rock formation is based on a real-life formation somewhere in the world.
- Get used to the feel of the rocks and how they stack by just playing with them, no rules.
- Build random formations or build the rock formations from the cards without competing or using the timer.
- Eliminate the challenge twist if you know the individual will not likely be able to complete the formation.
- Start by building the formation with the smoother, balanced rocks and work your way up to the variety of rocks and difficulties called for on the cards.