Reviewed by Greg J. Schloesser
MINI GOLF DESIGNER (Thematic Games, 1 to 5 players, ages 12 and up, 90-120 minutes; $50)
I have always been enamored by mini-golf. I have vivid recollections of my dad taking the family to play “crazy golf” whenever we were on vacation. I was absolutely captivated by the windmills, dragons, crooked houses, flying pigs and assortment of other features that presented both putting challenges and fantastical settings. Indeed, it was well into my adulthood before I would accept the bland, unadorned putt-putt courses that are prevalent today. My heart still skips a beat whenever I spot the fancy “crazy golf” courses, even though it has been years since I have played one, in spite of living near the tourist Mecca of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which features numerous alluring courses. I need to do get back on a course soon.