Oofdah! Games Inc., a family-owned company based in Fairfield, recently launched a new strategy game called “The Gate.” In February, the game was presented at Toy Fair '12 in NYC. The Gate is already available in many stores throughout Connecticut. A free demo of "The Gate" will be held on Sunday, May 6th from 12 to 3 PM at HobbyTown USA on the Post Road in Fairfield. All are welcome.
The Gate is a challenging strategy game for 2 to 5 players. It combines the competitive spirit of a classic board game with the fun and fantasy of a role-playing game. According to Michael Zanetti, Founder of Oofdah! Games, years of design and testing went into creating The Gate. “It’s a great family game,” he said, “so a 10 or 11 year old can play. But the game is full of strategy, so it poses a challenge for teens, college students, and adults.”
In a recent review, ToysBulletin.com raved, “The Gate is a magnificent game. (It) seemed to introduce some new element of strategy each time we played, and that is rare to find in today's board games.” The Gate contains over 330 cards, 10 specially designed dice, and custom zinc pieces. Beginner and advanced rules are included.
Mr. Zanetti, who grew up in Fairfield and attended Fairfield University, teaches piano. He tested the game extensively with family, friends, as well as piano students. “Without question, the testing phase was key,” he said. “We had to make sure the rules were clear so the game could compete in a tough market.”
Fred Stewart, who teaches in Greenwich, recently bought a game for his family. “The Gate is an ingenious game on many levels,” he said. “We just love it.”
For more information see the game website: www.thegategame.com. Or find “The Gate game” on Facebook.