Shuffleboard doesn’t get the love it deserves. Often overlooked by curling, its more exciting cousin, shuffleboard has been relegated to the world of retirement homes and craft breweries. Despite its lack of fans, that hasn’t stopped Sennep Games from taking the core concepts of the table game and turning them into OLO Loco – a bizarre casual title for iOS and Android. And, thanks to a simplified scoring system along with several fast-paced game modes, it’s a thrilling take on the neglected shuffleboard format.
Real shuffleboard comes in a few different flavors, but the goal is always the same. Players take turns sliding pucks across a board, aiming to land them in various scoring zones at the other end. Depending on where it lands, you’ll score a certain amount of points. It’s not a difficult concept to wrap your head around, but OLO Loco makes things even simpler – in two of its three game modes there is only one scoring zone. All you have to do is slide a puck down to your opponent’s side of the field to earn a point. Throw it too far, and it’ll end up in a non-scoring zone and your enemy will claim your puck, giving them an extra throw. … [MORE]