They gazed at the large structure of colorful blocks neatly stacked before them. The goal was simple: climb to the highest level possible. Getting there was more challenging than originally thought. Only one climber will make it to the top. Will it be you?
The Climbers is an abstract tower-climbing strategy game for 2-5 players in which you will attempt to reach the highest level of a tower by moving along paths matching your climbers' colors. Players construct the tower out of colorful wooden blocks and will forge their way up the tower by moving and rotating unused blocks to create new paths. Each player is also given two ladders which can help them ascend ever higher or get out of some tough spots.
Can you make it to the top of the tower before anyone else? Let's find out in The Climbers!
Hand Over Hand
The basic gameplay for The Climbers is simple to learn. On their turn, a player will move their climber as far up the tower as they can, making sure to only move their climber onto surfaces that match their color or neutral white surfaces. After a player has completed their move, each other player may move their character as far up the tower as they are able before the turn passes to the next player.
After their initial movement, players have the option to move and/or rotate a block, placing it elsewhere on the tower and allowing them to continue progressing. They may not move the block that was moved by the previous player, however.
After completing their movement for the turn, a player may choose to place their Blocking Disk on any empty block surface. For the next round, that space cannot be occupied, crossed, or moved. Also, blocks cannot be placed onto that surface. After one round, the blocking disk is removed from the game.
Using a Ladder
Each climber is outfitted with two ladders at the start of the game, one short and one long. The short ladder will allow a climber to climb Size 2 blocks (normally only able to climb Size 1) and the long ladder allows them to climb Size 3-4 blocks. Each ladder can only be used once and is removed from the game after use.
A Long Way to the Top
The climb will be difficult, and you'll have to contend with the other climbers along the way. Can you make it to the top first and claim victory? Get your copy of The Climbers and find out!