Take it Easy is a game I bring to dinner parties or a group of friends who don't usually play board games. It plays a bit like a puzzley Bingo.
It can play from 1-6 players. Each player has a coloured board and matching coloured tiles. Each player places the tiles face up in front of them, (every player has the same tiles on in their colour). One player is the caller and they have their tiles face down. The caller will then pick up on randomly, call it out and everyone has to place that tile of their board. There are more tiles than what fits on the board, so every game is different. The aim of the game is to get as many same coloured pipes connecting from one side of your player board to the other. At the end of the game you score the total amount of those completed pipes. For example on the cover pic, there is a completed line of orange 8 pipes. This line would score 8 x 5 pipes = 40 points. There is also a completed line of white 2 pipes. This would score 3 x 2 = 6 points.
There is a bit of skill involved in knowing where to put good scoring tiles, but on the whole it is how well you've place randomly picked tiles and one game you can score great, and in another game completely bomb.
It is fun to play with new players. I love hearing the groans and blaming the caller when the wrong tile is called, or the squeals of delight when something fits just right, and both happen to you in a game. The game does not take long either, so they are usually keen for a more plays.
There is no difference when playing solo except you are drawing from your face down tiles and trying to better your score each time.
There is also quite a few variants to try in the rule book. They make the game more challenging, and I find it challenging enough, so I haven't tried them yet.
Here are photos of the last 3 games I played solo.... I just got worse! hahaha