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Kallax - ZLAN 2024 game

If there's one game that's likely to test the nerves of the participants in the ZLAN 2024 to the test, it is without doubt Kallax ! Get ready to become furniture constructionAnd lose a few friends in the process...


What is Kallax?

Released in September 2023, Kallax was developed and published by Unexpectedthe ZeratoR studio behind Look Inside, As Far As The Eye and Antioch: Scarlet Bay. Like Overcooked, for those of you who know it, Kallax is a fun and chaotic co-op game! Put away your aprons, get out the toolbox, no small dishes in sight, but some furniture assembly (Kallax... Ikea... do you have it?).

What makes Kallax so complex and funny is the fact that it requires excellent communication between crew members - we forgot to mention, you're playing little aliens in a spaceship - and there's nothing simple about that. In fact, there is, only one person can read the instructions at a timeAnd she can't see what the other players are doing. And to make matters worse, there is of course a timer.

The first few levels are relatively straightforward, and are really just there to teach you how the title works overall, The more advanced levels are far more complex and will test your nerves and friendships... But always with a good dose of fun, so it's all good!


The Kallax Rules at ZLAN 2024

ZeratoR and the Supervisor have revealed that the game will be able to can be played by 2, 3, 4 or 5 players. Even though ZLAN entries are for trios, that doesn't mean you'll be with your friends during these events!


Getting started with Kallax and preparing for ZLAN 2024

The qualities you need to play Kallax

  • Respecting the division of roles: who gives orders and who carries them out
  • Be quick to execute and take decisions
  • Keeping your cool in chaotic situations

There's no secret to becoming an ace builder worthy of the best IKEA agents, you need to train again and again. At the very least, we recommend that you play a few games of Kallax to get a better understanding of how the game works in general and physics in particular.

As you will probably have realised, communication is the key to success in Kallax. For ZLAN, it is therefore essential to learn how to correctly describe what you see in the manual. The role of workshop leader is not an easy one, especially if the other players are not listening. So that the team can achieve its objectives, everyone has to pull their weight and stay focused. During your training sessions, swap roles so that you can be versatile on the big day.

When the time comes, we encourage you to allocating roles for greater efficiency. Choose quickly - and together - the person in charge of the instructions, define who is in charge of collecting the elements and who will have the heavy task of carrying out the assembly. If possible, also assign someone to hold the construction in place. Teamwork makes the dream work!

And if one of your colleagues becomes too intrusive, don't hesitate to throw him or her into the infinite void of the universe.


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