Play this great wine tasting game and learn more about wine!
ZinZig Wine Tasting game arrived at my door a week or so ago for our Gift Guide and I have to admit I was very intrigued. I have always loved board games and trivia games and to combine that with wine tasting just has to be fun. So, we decided to grab a few bottles of wine and a couple of friends and play ZinZig. Game night started with my “Almost Famous Chili” with all of the fixins’ and then we moved into the living room to play a very competitive game of ZinZig.
The wine tasting game can be played with up to 6 people ( or by up to 6 teams) but there were only 4 of us for our initial run playing ZinZig. We thought the instructions were pretty straightforward….nothing too complicated ( which is good considering you are drinking wine during the entire game!).
The game started with us tasting all of the wines ( 3 bottles). We each picked a winery and the figure to represent us on the board. We each picked a winery for our figure to start on. The board is circular and the game moves quickly as you move around the board, trying to answer trivia questions and then “swapping” , “trading” or the favorite of everyone “sip and savor” )where you get to sit back, relax, and enjoy your wine, while earning a free card)
Each trivia card has a resource printed on the back — barrel, grape, bottle or cork. The point of the game is to collect one of each resource and then start production. Once you do that, you move to the middle of the board and go through the stages of production ( crushing, fermenting, aging and bottling) by answering more trivia questions. All in all, ZinZig has over 200 trivia questions about wine and 50 blind tasting cards.
I did not win that night, but I had loads of fun. We all thought the trivia questions were interesting and we all learned something new about wine. The game lasted about 2 hours and got a resounding approval from all of us.
ZinZig is available from Amazon for anywhere between $ 38.00 to $ 49.95. Amazon.com
Note: True Fabrications provided us with one ZinZig game to review for our Holiday Gift Guide. No compensation was received. These are my true and honest opinions.