With all that said about strategy, the die throws monkey-wrenches into every carefully calculated plan. Without the die, the game might descend into a back-and-forth repeat of the same move, but a player never knows what piece he or she might be able to use next. With the die, however, a player could be a single move away from winning but really only have a third of a chance. In many ways, this adds emotion to the logical end of Pink Hijinks. The surge of adrenaline with gambling comes as players pick up the die, hoping for that perfect roll, but then may face the thrill of the universe’s good graces or the agony of bad luck. The rules also state that a player must make a move if possible, perhaps leading him or her to undo the carefully assembled pieces while the opponent gives merciless laughter.
Pink Hijinks is not a game for those who want an unquestionably straightforward logic puzzle like chess as the dice-rolling would drive them crazy. It is also not for those who like their games laidback. It is definitely for those people who want a logical framework upon which the randomness of a die roll can weave. It is quick, easy-to-learn without being simplistic, and mentally stimulating with the edge of luck to shake things up.