Which mouse family wouldn't want to live in a cheesy paradise world? A possibly perilous expedition leads you to a fantasy land filled with delicious pieces of cheese. Every step you take will be followed by a hungry cat - a dangerous journey! The winners at the end of the expedition is the mouse family with the most pieces of cheese.
In Viva Topo!, the players attempt to advance their mice from the start to any of various goals. The further the goal, the more cheese (points) it is worth. Pursuing the mice is the cat that removes the mice from the game should it catch the mice.
Movement is regulated by a die which has 1/1/2/3/4/5 on the sides. The "1" sides also move the cat. Initial cat moves are only 1 space, but become 2 spaces after once around the track, so when the cat speeds up, it's almost all over!
Viva Topo! is a family game that has players balancing risk and rewards as they attempt to outrun the cat and score for cheese. Charming artwork on the board. Delightful wooden cat, mice, cheese, and oversized die.
Designed by: Manfred Ludwig
Published by: Rio Grande Games
Ages: 4 and up
Players: 2 to 4
Playing Time: 20 minutes