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Klask Game Review

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Almost everybody wishes they had an air hockey table in their house at some point.  That is at least until they remember how loud and huge an air hockey table is.  Well, Klask is here to give you a similar experience at about 1-20th of the size and it also doesn’t sound like you’re in a windstorm when you play, and our ears are thankful for that.

Klask Board Game Review

8.5 out of 10
Klask Review Block

Is it Good For Two Players? : Yes

Klask is just an awesome addition to any board gamers collection.  It is a very intuitive game and we think almost anybody could just sit down and start playing. Even given how simple the game is, it still has a good amount of depth to it because of the multiple ways to score points

Theme: 2/10
Replayability: 6/10
Components: 8/10

Conflict: 7/10
Fun: 10/10

Husband’s Rating
9 out of 10
Wife’s Rating
8 out of 10

Pros

Well built and sturdy

Very intuitive

Low thinking requirement

Cons

Takes up a bit of space

Requires a level play area

Easy to lose biscuits and balls

Gameplay Experience:

Klask was on our radar for so long, because we really enjoy dexterity games.  When we finally got the game we knew it was going to be an instant hit for us.  We started playing right away because the “professional researcher” I am had already watched too many videos on how to play than I’m willing to admit, so we didn’t have to read any instructions.

We placed the biscuits in their designated spots and attached our magnet handles to their pawns.  I gave my wife the ball first and we were ready to go.  My wife got ready and hit the ball… well I mean, nudged it towards my side of the board.  I quickly tried to hit it back and totally missed.  

We soon realized that it takes a while to be somewhat good at maneuvering your pawn around the board.  This is because you control it from under the board with a magnet, it sort of ends up looking like you have crazy telekinetic powers.

Once we were a little better at controlling our pieces the game began to get interesting as we hit the ball back and forth, trying to avoid having those little white biscuits attach to us, and then, “Clunk”.  My wife’s pawn fell into her goal, our first KLASK, and a point for me.  We started the next play and then… “Clunk”, this time it was me who Klasked.  

Klask Example
This is what it looks like when you KLASK!

We kept accidentally getting our pawns in our goals, over and over again.  We were terrible, it may have had something to do with the few drinks we had but who knows. We kept playing though and soon the Klasks were becoming rarer and the games were getting more exciting.  Our volleys were lasting longer and biscuits were flying back and forth as we tried our hardest to avoid them.

Compared to the videos I watched, it was a pretty sad excuse for a game of Klask, so I don’t know if we counted it but in the end, I came out victorious. But after having finished our first game there was one thing that just bugged me.  The pawns didn’t move smoothly and they were already making scratches on the board.  It was almost like watching something at 12 frames per second versus 60.  

Being the perfectionist I am, I was instantly on the internet researching how to fix the problem and within a few seconds, I was already ordering the supplies needed to make the pieces glide effortlessly and protect the board.  

But I wanted to keep playing still, so my wife and I continued to play the game later into the night than we should have.  I held in my shudders as new scratches were made on the board, but the game was just too much fun to wait until my Klask improvement purchases would arrive. But we committed to not play again until then.  

Upon waking up in the morning I reviewed my order history and learned that I had ordered PTFE stickers, microfiber buffing pads, and gold pure Brazilian carnauba wax.  Quite an interesting Amazon order combination for a board game.  

Klask Upgrades
Klask upgrades time!

Anyway, those things arrived, and soon I was applying wax to our Klask board and placing the PTFE stickers on the magnets, as my wife just looked at me like I was some sort of insane person.  She was probably questioning her decision to marry me at that moment, as I was sitting there waxing a board game like it was an expensive car.

Oh my…. it was all worth it though. Watching those pieces slide across the board like butter in a hot pan almost brought a tear to my eye, and worry to my wife’s.  This was a while ago, and guess what?  Now when you purchase a copy of the game, it comes with the PTFE stickers!

Oh well, no one else’s Klask is shining and smelling like a freshly waxed sports car. We have played so many games since then and it’s always a great time. You can see our full guide on the Klask board upgrades we made here: How to Upgrade Your Klask: Tips for Smoother Gameplay

How to Play Klask:

Klask is the type of game that anybody can sit down and almost instantly play without knowing the rules.  Yeah, some things aren’t that obvious but still, the game is very straightforward to play.  

Each player tries to score the ball in the other player’s goal which is an indented hole on their side of the board.  The starting player hits the ball from their corner first and then both players will try to defend their goal while also trying to score.

There are three white magnetic biscuits placed in the center of the board that also factor into play.  If any player gets two of these biscuits attached to their striker (player piece) the other player gains a point.  The biscuits are what make Klask interesting. You are often trying to hit some towards your opponent and avoid others, all while still trying to score and protect your goal.

Two biscuits on a Klask striker
Two biscuits on a striker.

If you lose control of your striker (it becomes detached from your magnet handle) and you can’t regain it the other player gains a point.  This can happen fairly easily if you’re playing quite aggressively (especially on my awesome waxed board).   

Then there is the Klask.  This is when a player accidentally pulls their striker into their own goal.  This ends that play and the other player scores a point.  When we first started playing, this happened all the time, but as we played more we Klasked less.  It’s not that uncommon for us to go a whole game without Klasking now (at least after a warm-up game, and if drinks aren’t involved).

The player who scores six points first wins that game. That’s all there is to it, it’s super easy to play and remember the rules.

Conclusion:

Klask is an awesome dexterity-style game that provides players with an air hockey/foosball experience without filling up their entire spare room.  Even though it is small, it will require a little bit more storage space than your average board game, but we think that’s fair given how fun the game is.   

The biggest issue we had was that the pieces didn’t move smoothly. Now that they include the PTFE stickers with the game and have a spare parts kit with them too it is no longer an issue.  

Other than those few things though Klask is just an awesome addition to any board gamers collection.  It is a very intuitive game and we think almost anybody could just sit down and start playing.  Even given how simple the game is, it still has a good amount of depth to it because of the multiple ways to score points. You will have to decide each round if you are going to try and score by hitting biscuits at your opponent or by getting the ball in their goal, or a mix of both.

Is Klask Good For Two Players?:

Klask is a two-player-only game and given our glowing review I don’t think we have to reiterate here.  Dexterity games are often lighthearted and just pure fun to play and this is no exception.  In our opinion, it might be one of the best dexterity games available, especially for two players.

You can play competitively or just relax and have some fun, it’s all up to you how serious you want the game to be.  Since this game doesn’t require much brainpower, you can add a few drinks and it can become even more of a social experience.  

There have been a few times when we have added the rule of having to take a drink every time you Klask.  That definitely made the game quite interesting, as Klasking just ends up making you Klask more.  Add drinking rules at your own risk.

Pros

  • Well built and sturdy
  • Very intuitive
  • Low thinking requirement

Cons

  • Takes up a bit of space
  • Requires a level play area
  • Easy to lose biscuits and balls

KLASK: The Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game of Skill - for Kids and Adults of All Ages That’s Half Foosball, Half Air Hockey
KLASK: The Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game of Skill - for Kids and Adults of All Ages That’s Half Foosball, Half Air Hockey
KLASK: The Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game of Skill - for Kids and Adults of All Ages That’s Half Foosball, Half Air Hockey

We hope this Klask two player review has helped you.

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Klask World Championship

To some people, Klask isn’t just a board game, it’s a sport, and with any sport, there are professional players. Want to watch some highlights from a Klask Championship? Check out the video below.

2019 Klask Championship Highlights

Klask Tournament Rules

Now that you’ve seen what professional Klask games look like, if you’re interested in following the official tournament/world championship rules you can find them here. Some important points from these rules are:

  • Legal serves have to be made from a marked corner of the board and must make it to the other half of the board without any additional contact from the server. If the serve does not meet these conditions the serve is turned over to the other player.
  • You can not intentionally remove magnets from your striker
  • If any magnet (biscuit) goes off the board during the game, play continues until a player scores. After scoring the magnets are reset as usual.
  • If ball leaves table it starts in a corner of the board from which it exited.

KLASK Game Spare Part Set 2.0 - for KLASK and KLASK 4 The Magnetic Party Game of Skill for Kids and Adults of All Ages
KLASK Game Spare Part Set 2.0 - for KLASK and KLASK 4 The Magnetic Party Game of Skill for Kids and Adults of All Ages
KLASK Game Spare Part Set 2.0 - for KLASK and KLASK 4 The Magnetic Party Game of Skill for Kids and Adults of All Ages

Klask Spare Parts 2.0

While we don't recommend buying expansions for board games without playing them first, the Spare Parts kit is an exception. Pieces will go flying and you'll be happy to have a couple of extra pieces around. The new spare parts kit also comes with the PTFE stickers which fix some of our main complaints about the game.


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