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How to Play (Example of Tacklebox® Fishing Quota)

Game Contents:

  • 4 play location holders
  • 4 spare equipment holders
  • 4 plastic boats
  • 2 decks of cards (110 cards)
  • 4 fish matrices
  • 140 tokens
  • 2 sets of game rules plus CD
  • 1 crab
  • Optional Play: 4 Tacklebox® memory rocks
Game in progress

There are 10 game variations in one game of Tacklebox®. All 10 game instructions can be downloaded free from this web site by clicking here. You can also order these game instructions individually or in a set, on high quality A3 paper. Click here to visit our online store to purchase.

Why Tacklebox® is different to other games?

Tacklebox® has a number of exciting and unique features that other games do not have and they are listed below:-

1. Varying Number of Players:

  1. One player game – Similar to the card game of solitaire.
  2. Up to 6 players competing against each other – individual competitive play when using the extension pack.
  3. Playing in Teams of 2 to 4 players – Similar to a fishing tournament where you can experience cooperative and competitive play.

2. Tacklebox® Game Packs:

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Tacklebox® SPEED 2 Games in 1: RRP NZ$19.95 inc GST

  1. Tacklebox® Grab the Crab – This is a fast paced game that requires lightning reflexes to Grab the Crab before someone else does.
  2. Tacklebox® Fishing Frenzy – This is a fun game which is played at speed. Your adrenalin runs high and the game challenges your reflexes and mind at the same time. Recommended for the clear minded and young of heart.

Tacklebox® CHALLENGE 5 Games in 1: RRP NZ$24.95 inc GST

  1. Tacklebox® Quick Start – This is an easy version of Tacklebox® ideally suited for first time players and families with small children.
  2. Tacklebox® Memory - This is an extended game of Tacklebox® Quick Start but this game will challenge your memory skills in card placement.
  3. Tacklebox® Solitaire – Play Tacklebox® and compete against yourself. There are 4 levels of challenge.
  4. Tacklebox® Grab the Crab – This is a fast paced game that requires lightning reflexes to Grab the Crab before someone else does.
  5. Tacklebox® Fishing Frenzy – This is a fun game which is played at speed. Your adrenalin runs high and the game challenges your reflexes and mind at the same time. Recommended for the clear minded and young of heart.

Tacklebox® MEGA PACK 10 Games in 1: RRP NZ$69.95 inc GST

  1. Tacklebox® Grab the Crab – This is a fast paced game that requires lightning reflexes to Grab the Crab before someone else does.
  2. Tacklebox® Fishing Frenzy – This is a fun game which is played at speed. Your adrenalin runs high and the game challenges your reflexes and mind at the same time. Recommended for the clear minded and young of heart.
  3. Tacklebox® Quick Start – This is an easy version of Tacklebox® ideally suited for first time players and families with small children.
  4. Tacklebox® Memory – This is an extended game of Tacklebox® Quick Start but this game will challenge your memory skills in card placement.
  5. Tacklebox® Fishing Quota – A quick and challenging version of Tacklebox® using all the equipment in the game.
  6. Tacklebox® Selected Fish – A strategically challenging version of Tacklebox® where you need to use patience and cunning to win.
  7. Tacklebox® Team Play – Where you can apply all of the above game variations excluding Tacklebox® Solitaire.  It is an exciting way of playing Tacklebox® in teams where you develop a high level of cooperative play while still competing against other teams.
  8. Tacklebox® Solitaire – Play Tacklebox® and compete against yourself. There are 4 levels of challenge.
  9. Tacklebox® Fish Market – This is an extremely active game where you trade cards continuously between players, like trading seen in a Fish Market. In each round, players exchange cards in order to collect two groups of fish with the same fish points.
  10. Tacklebox® Thom's Fishing Hole – This is an extremely lively game which is played at high speed. It can become very competitive if your opponents start fishing in your Fishing Hole.

3. Tacklebox® Variations to Game Dynamic (Unique to Tacklebox®)

Tacklebox® allows you to play the game in a large variety of different ways and set ups. You can:

  1. Take out the Rods, Lines and Hook Cards and just play with the Bait and Fish cards in all the above game variations. –This removes the need to use the Play Location and Spare Equipment holders.
  1. Take out of play the nasty Surprise Cards - This is for people who like to have a stress free game of Tacklebox® and like to just enjoy a game without having to worry about certain surprise cards which can cause you to lose the game if you are not concentrating enough.
  1. Place facing upwards or facing downwards the Sea of Fish cards - It is permissible to play Tacklebox® with the Sea of Fish cards either all facing upwards or all facing downwards in a game. Alternatively you might like to try a game where you can decide to either place the Fish Card either face up or face down in the same game. For example if there is a high valued fish which you can’t catch, you might like to decide to place the Fish Card face downwards in the Sea of Fish while other cards are facing upwards. It becomes harder for your opponents, if there are a number of cards face down in the Sea of Fish, to remember where that Fish Card is.
  1. Decide on how you will managed the End of the Card Pile - When you get to the end of the Card Pile you can now have 3 options available:-

      Option 1: More Luck Orientated Game – it is agreed that all the face down cards in the Sea of Fish are gathered up and put in the Discard Pile. It then needs to be shuffled VERY WELL and this now becomes the new Card Pile.

      Option 2: More Strategic Game – only the Discard Pile is shuffled and this now becomes the new Card Pile. All the Cards in the Sea of Fish remain untouched.

      Option 3: Control your destiny – the Discard Pile is not shuffled and it is just turned over and becomes the new card pile. All the Sea of Fish remain untouched.

  1. Mix and match any of the above features

 

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