From: WizerGames

Reviewed by: Ron McClung

Sizzletoadis a new Family Board Game from WizerGames.

This game is a family-friendly, 2-player game (with the options for 3 and 4 players) that is fast-paced and fun for everyone. It also has some developmental benefits to it for younger players and is a great combination of two simple games that kids always play.

From the back cover: “This game combines rock-paper-scissors and tic-tac-toe into a fast, frog-hopping race around the pond.”

Players split the deck of 24 cards. Play is in terms of rounds. In each round, players present a card from their hand. This is considered a Duel. Whoever wins the duel places either card of the duel onto the lily pad tic-tac-toe board. The other card goes to the discard pile. Play in the round continues until one player completes a 3-in-a-row on the tic-tac-toe board, which ends the round. At the end of the round, the player scores 1 point for each card that is in the discard pile. Score is kept on the lily pad track along the outer edge of the board. The game ends when the first player reaches 33 points or more.

From the website: “And remember: Sizzletoad beats Paper Duck beats Fossiltick beats Sizzletoad!”

A duel is basically like Rock-Paper-Scissors. There are three types of cards – Sizzletoad, Paperduck and Fossiltick. As the quote above says, one beats the other like in Rock-Paper-Scissors. There are also some interesting “leap frog” aspects to the score track that adds even more fun.

In conclusion, this is a great family game for kids and parents to play. It incorporates basic hierarchy skills as well as matching skills. Becoming a father 2 years ago has brought my attention more and more to these games, because I see my daughter develop and see how these games could really help. This is a cool little game with an interesting dynamic for all ages.

For more details on WizerGames and their new Family Board Game “Sizzletoad” check them out at your local game stores or their web site



Type of Game:Board Game

Written by:D.M. Weistock

Game Design by:D.M. Weistock

Art by:Ryan Shreve

Number of Pages:2

Game Components Included:4 glass gamepieces, 24 cards, game board

Retail Price:$ 19.95 (US)

Number of Players:2-4

Player Ages:5+

Item Number:WZR1005


Web Site: site

Reviewed by: Ron McClung