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Waterworks - Dastardly Review #001

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

Waterworks is the first tabletop game I ever owned as a kid. I think it was a Christmas present way back in 1972. My brother and I played it a bunch. Then we played it with our kids and now with our grandkids. Classics never go out of style!

It takes about 5 minutes to learn and setup Waterworks. The idea is to be the first person to build a non-leaking pipe from valve to faucet that contains at least a specified number of pipe cards. Sounds easy! But...this is really a game of sabotage. Your opponents can add a leaky pipe to your pipes or make one of your lead pipes leak. To fix a leaky pipe you must replace the bad card with a card with the exact shape pipe or place one of your two metal wrenches on the pipe. Copper pipes cannot leak. Most games play in about 10 minutes.

Kids love the game. The draw and discard piles are in a plastic bathtub. You get to sabotage. The art work is fun. The little metal wrenches are cool. Just a fun, fast game for all ages.Waterworks was originally distributed by Parker Brothers. You can find old copies of the game on ebay. Winning Moves Games currently distributes a version of the game called Classic Waterworks.


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