Ganz Schon Clever translates as 'That's Pretty Clever'. It is a really fun roll and write dice game. It is played over 4-6 rounds depending on on player count. The solo play doesn't change the game much at all.
The different coloured dice are for different categories that you mark off to get points and bonuses.
In the yellow area you cross out the value of the yellow die and get points at the end of the game for columns completed.
In the blue area is always the value of the blue die and the white die together. The points at the end are based on how many you have crossed off in this area. The white die is also a wild and can be used as any of the other die except blue.
The green area is marked off from left to right. Each number has to be greater than the stated number. The points at the end are based on how far to get along the row.
The orange area is also done from left to right putting any value you like in the boxes. The points at the end is the total of all values in the area.
The purple area is done from left to right making sure the number written is greater than the one before until a 6 resets it.
Bonuses are also gained when you cross off or reach certain points in an area, so sometimes it can set off a chain reaction that allows you to cross off or write in a few numbers in one dice roll. This is really fun when it happens. Even when it is not your turn you get to use one of the die from another players turn to work off.
The Solo game lasts 6 rounds. After you have had your turn of 3 dice rolls, you roll the 6 dice again and place the 3 lowest value ones on the silver platter, (if its a tie, the die closest to the platter), to choose one from. That is considered one round. You try and get the highest score you can in the 6 rounds.
I really like this game with other people or as a solo game. It is a fun challenge..... but I'm not very god at it. I usually score in the "not bad you could do better", or the "try harder!" level. But I still love it!
Here is the images from the last 4 solo games I played.
So here is how it ranks compared to the other solo games I have reviewed:
1st: Clans of Calendonia
2nd: Ganz Schon Clever