Some players have written to us indicating that the rules to Kaboom! can be a bit confusing at times. Upon careful review, we agree.
In the past, we (the game designers) were present to teach people how to play. That seemed to work fine. However, with people now purchasing the game over the Internet, we’ve found that the rules needed some clarifying.
So, we’ve published an updated version of the Kaboom! 1.1 rules. The updated rules do not change the game play. However, they do clarify the following:
- Whether each card is played by a player on his or her turn, or played by the player defensively to block offense during another player’s turn.
- Whether each card is immediately discarded or remains in play for some time.
We’ve included a quick reference chart at the end that should make this crystal clear, and we’ve updated to descriptions of each card as needed. You can download and print the updated rules below.
We’ve also published a quick update to Kaboom! 1.1 in our Game Crafter shop. You can find it here.