Shortly before Christmas, Timberdoodle offered me a deal I couldn’t refuse: 50% off any products I’d be willing to review. All I had to do was submit my my wishlist — and Kloak definitely made the cut.
I’d been eyeing this strategy game ever since Timberdoodle first started carrying it. It can be played by 2, 3 or 4 players.
You’ve got to think ahead
The concept is simple: Get three of the same colored pegs in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) TWICE to win the game.
You can move the pegs by themselves by sliding one to an adjacent empty square, or you can cloak them with a wooden cover and slide them under wraps.
The cloaking forces you to really concentrate to keep straight in your head which colors are where. And in planning your strategy, you must think through how your opponent(s) my move and how such moves will affect your ability to line up three in a row before they can.
For this reason, the more players you have, the more challenging the game (although when playing with four people, you must divide into two teams and work together to win).
We took Kloak on vacation with us last week. It helped keep the kids quietly entertained in our hotel room — so much so that we barely turned the television on all week. The kids gave it two thumbs up, for sure.
One of my sons even tried to teach his grandmother how to play. The game can be played by a broad range of ages and is perfect for giving your memory muscles a workout. 😊
More great Timberdoodle Products
While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to take a look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!
PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.