Yikerz

Fast-Paced Magnetic Board Game

Playing With Magnets

Beware the laws of attraction. You might think you’ve found a safe place to deposit one of your Yikerz game pieces, then suddenly… clink, clink, clink, clink, clink! A bunch of nearby game pieces fly across the board and attach themselves to your irresistibly magnetic piece. According to the rules of Yikerz, those clingers are now yours to deal with. And did we mention the object of Yikerz is for players to get rid of all their magnetic pieces?

The unpredictability of Yikerz is one of its best qualities. It’s a fast
paced game that’s easy to play, but hard to master -- which makes it fun to play over and over again. The game board consists of four separate pieces, which you can configure in more than 20 different ways. Some layouts make it easier to place game pieces without attracting any nearby pieces, and other layouts are more challenging. That’s just the way Don Reid, founder of game developer Wiggles 3D, planned it, so that Yikerz is quick to learn yet different each time you play.

We heard about Yikerz from Dina Peck, who says it’s her favorite new game. "Can a pocket-sized magnetic game bring a family together for some fun? Absolutely! My little ladies (4 and 7) love it, can play 10 times in a row, and enjoy beating me," Dina says.

May the force be with you…

— Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Peter
    Peter

    My name is Don and I'm the founder of Wiggles 3D. For the past 10 years, it has been our mission to create engaging games for family and party game settings. I knew right from the beginning that this game was special. It offers an easy to play format that provides a truly addictive game play experience. The authentic reactions players have to the magnets colliding together told me this was a winner!

    I have been delighted to hear from players around the world on how much they enjoy the simple, yet challenging strategy involved in playing Yikerz and on the unique aspect that the game board layout changes each time you play. Yikerz also features a portable pouch so you can take the fun wherever you go!

    Our team was greatly honored when Mensa awarded Yikerz their much-coveted Mensa Select award. Don't worry, you don't have to be a genius to enjoy playing it though! I am here to answer any questions that you have.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/23/2011 2:29 PM

    This is such a great price for such a fun game. It's the type of item you pick up just to have on hand for when you need that perfect gift for anyone on your list.

  • Nancy Joyal
    Nancy Joyal
    9/23/2011 3:34 PM

    We have Yikerz and play it regularly with friends and family at the cottage. It's so much fun and a different game everytime, with enough strategy to keep even our 20 and 22 year-old kids engaged and entertained. Congratulations on your Mensa award. Great video!

  • CJ
    CJ
    9/24/2011 8:21 AM

    Sounds great. How many can play at one time?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/25/2011 9:52 AM

    @CJ: It's most fun with two players. If you want a four player game, they suggest purchasing a second set. They call this "Mega Yikerz".

  • John Donohue
    John Donohue
    9/26/2011 3:31 PM

    the great thing about this game is that all ages can play. The laughter it creates is infectious for all those playing and watching.

  • Marilyn
    Marilyn
    10/11/2011 1:54 PM

    Can this also be played as a solitaire game, or does it require at least two players?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/11/2011 3:36 PM

    @Marilyn Mittelstadt: You would win every time! It's intended for 2 players, but you could probably make up your own variation of a game to make it interesting for a solo player.

  • Sally G
    Sally G
    11/24/2011 1:56 AM

    I am thinking a Christmas family present? How would it work with 6-8 people: teams? individual pairs of two players per set?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2011 10:06 AM

    @Sally G: Teams of two facing off against each other would make for a fun family event!

  • D'Ann
    D'Ann
    11/26/2011 2:56 AM

    Trying to purchase.....saying not available.....when can I order it when it is back in stock.....it is for a Christmas gift:)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2011 10:42 AM

    @D'Ann Carlson: We will be getting a new shipment soon and so have started taking orders again. New orders will ship by December 2nd.

  • D'Ann Carlson
    D'Ann Carlson
    11/26/2011 11:42 AM

    @Katherine Klinger: Thank you! :)

  • Sabra C
    Sabra C
    12/20/2011 12:50 PM

    I saw this game while on the hunt for Christmas gifts and decided that I would buy it as a treat to myself and I LOVE IT! This is truly a fun for all ages game. The first night it arrived I say and played it for an hour all by myself. I decided to take the game to school with me and played it with my junior high students. They all loved it as well. This game works best with 4 players or less, unless you are going to use multiple boards or let the players team up. Creating new shapes for the board is really fun too.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/20/2011 1:23 PM

    @Sabra C: We are delighted to hear that this was such a hit with you and your students. Thanks for coming back to share!

  •  betty romano
    betty romano
    10/28/2012 11:37 AM

    @Katherine Klinger I don't see the size of this game mentioned anywhere on the site???? You say pocket size so I assume it is very small....if this is the case, and you put two boards together, would they work from one to the other? I had sort of hoped it would be checker board size game/

  •  betty romano
    betty romano
    10/28/2012 11:37 AM

    @Katherine Klinger I don't see the size of this game mentioned anywhere on the site???? You say pocket size so I assume it is very small....if this is the case, and you put two boards together, would they work from one to the other? I had sort of hoped it would be checker board size game/

  •  betty romano
    betty romano
    10/28/2012 11:37 AM

    @Katherine Klinger I don't see the size of this game mentioned anywhere on the site???? You say pocket size so I assume it is very small....if this is the case, and you put two boards together, would they work from one to the other? I had sort of hoped it would be checker board size game/

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/29/2012 9:46 AM

    @ betty romano: There's 4 triangle boards, each is 6" by 6" by 8". All the triangles must be touching by their sides or corners, allowing for many game board configurations from basic square to pinwheel patterns and more. Have a blast with magnet mayhem!

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