UGALE is the Israelian version of my game A LA BOUFFE, published by KODKOD.
Yummy, yummy… Wait for the signal then travel as fast as you can, from card to card, to find which gake you will eat !
UGALE is a very simple game. You can explain and play it in a matter of seconds. The box contains a deck of cards, a colored dice, six little wooden cakes. The goal is to mentally guess the color of the cake you must eat, by observing the cards, and grab the correct wooden cake as fast as you can.
One player shuffles the cards and places three at the center of the table. He rolls the die and the mental race begins. The die indicates a color. On the first card you must spot the cake that matches the color of the die. Then you must follow the line that leads to a second cake. Find that cake on the second card, follow the line… The final color indicates which wooden cake you must grab.
You can change the difficulty by choosing easy cards (shorter lines), or harder cards (longer lines, much more entertwined). You can also vary the number of cards in play. A turn is very fast and lasts only a few seconds and you can play many turns in a row.
UGALE is simple, but it makes you think and focus at full speed. It’s suitable for every age, children or adults, and provides a unique atmosphere, a bit like Jungle Speed.
You can also play with real cakes, as showed in the video below !
UGALE is the Israelian version of A LA BOUFFE ! (by SCORPION MASQUÉ), AMAZING RACE (by KANGA GAMES) and SAN ROBERTO (HABA).
The idea came from those games you find in newspapers, in which you must find your way in a maze of threads. The innovation is to create a unique sequence of cards for each game !
My first prototype was set in the universe of the faeries, but HABA chose to turn it into a car race. I would thank them for the name of the french version : GRAND PRIX DE SAN ROBERTO. It’s a great honor to have a game titled after you.
A few years ago, I went to an Orthoptist, and each time I used one of his machines i though about that game. I eventually offered her a copy. A few weeks later, she sent me an email, telling me that she used the game , and even advised other doctors to use it for their sessions !
Long live UGALE, a game faster than life !