The crew is back on the site. New codes have forced the developers to scrap the original blueprints. It’s up to you to redesign the next tower that will define the city’s skyline.
LOTS: Filled In is a roll and write game using "draft crafting". Players will use a snake draft to gain dice. Once all players have drafted their second die, they will choose 1 die to use for its shape and the other for its color. This will "craft" a block of their choosing. All players will add their block to their tower by coloring in the spaces on their sheet.
Through clever placement they will attempt to score points 4 different ways. Once a player can not legally place the block they crafted, the game ends and the player with the most points wins.
There is a lot to like in the gameplay of LOTS: Filled In. It is colorful and leaves you feeling accomplished in having built something you can tangibly see at the end of the game. Its polyomino placement puzzle is evocative of Tetris, but without any real-time stress. The draft-crafting mechanism is a very clever use of the custom dice, and creates a nice amount of tension in each round's draft.
This game is really simple but also super challenging. You can learn how to play in minutes, but most people seem to master it the second time around. Good mixture of strategy and luck. Really great game to whip out for your friends.
I'm a big fan of Roll & Write games and this one did not disappoint. It's really simple, so teaching it is easy and the game loop is fun.