By Mark Sellmeyer
Rio Grande Games, $39.95, Board Game
Imagine you are a monkey in a carnival, driving a bumper car around an arena and collecting the fruit scattered across the ground. This is the premise of Spin Monkeys; picking up fruit, gathering momentum and speed, running into walls and other monkeys, and spinning out on banana peels. Anyone who has played any of the Mario Kart games on any platform ought to be at home here.
The basic mechanics of the game are fairly simple; each player simultaneously plays a card that determines the direction their monkey will go, and then take turns moving. …Read More