Take It Easy is a staff favorite, and an excellent and accessible game for all levels of players. This is a new edition of the out-of-print favorite, a true multi-player solitaire game in which each player individually completes a hexagon-shaped board with spots for 19 hexagon tiles.
The box comes with materials for six players, but there's no limit to number of players if you've got enough sets on hand - which makes it an excellent choice for the class room, game nights, families and parties (Take It Easy has been played by over 250 gamers simultaneously at the renowned 'Gathering of Friends' annual gaming event!).
One person (the caller, who may also play) randomly draws one of 27 tiles featuring colored/numbered pipes crossing in three directions. Each player then places a tile on his hexagonal board, with the goal of connecting the colored lines edge to edge. Placement continues until the hexes are filled, and scoring is calculated by multiplying the number on the tile with the number of tiles in the completed line. As accessible as bingo, but with color, strategy - and a lot more fun!
2009 Teachers' Pick by Scholastic's Instructor Magazine.