The creative minds behind the Bob Ross: Art of Chill board game that hit Target shelves in 2017 have done it again — but this time, instead of painting happy little trees, things are getting a whole lot saxier.
Big G Creative’s new Kenny G Keepin’ It Saxy board game is based on the daily trials in the life of world-renowned saxophone superstar Kenny G. Two to five players ages 12 and up must work together and, of course, use the power of smooth jazz to keep Kenny G “in the groove.”
And just how exactly will you keep him grooving? During each round, players collect, trade and match sound cards and move a Kenny G game piece through his day from morning to evening. You work as a team to overcome a series of setbacks faced by the jazz artist, like a lost wallet, a broken part on his saxophone, a traffic jam, running out of hair product and even mismatched socks.
As you work together to complete events, you must also maintain your stash of Groove Tokens. If you finish the last round and still have at least one token on the board, you win.
If you really want to get in the jazz spirit, you can scat out riffs on the cards — like “Biddle Scoodily Bop!” — when you make a move.
Keepin’ It Saxy contains one Kenny G mover, a game board, 16 groove tokens, 62 sax cards, 36 event cards, three dice, one first player marker and instructions. It takes around 30 minutes to complete and is available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.com for $19.99.
For a more detailed look at the game and how to play, check out this YouTube video from The Rules Girl:
“We encourage players to put on some Kenny G and sit back, relax and enjoy our new game with friends,” Shannon Swindle, product and communications manager at Big G Creative, said in a press release. “Kenny G has a great sense of humor, and Keepin’ It Saxy captures that sense of fun and brings a groovy time to game night.”
The jazz saxophonist says he never imagined that following a day in his life would be turned into a game.
“Keepin’ it Saxy is a great combination of what I celebrate in life: Music, laughter, and spending time with friends and family,” he said.
Will you be heading to Target to make your game nights saxier with the Kenny G Keepin’ It Saxy board game?