One of the more unique dexterity games that I've played recently is Elk Fest.
In Elk Fest, each player is trying to help his moose get across the river (the table - and yes, it is called "Elk Fest", and you are using moose; there are certain things in life that you just have to live with, and this is one of them). In order to move your moose, you must position the "stones" (discs) so that your moose is able to advance across the river without falling in. Both players do this by taking turns flicking the stones and moving their moose if they can (and want to). If you knock a moose into the river, or knock a stone out of the river, then your opponent will get to take extra turns. The first player to successfully move his moose to the opposite platform is the winner!
The first thing that I like about Elk Fest is that it is a precision flicking game. I love PitchCar and Crokinole, but in both of them, you can generally just flick your disc as hard as you can (obviously not when you're trying to score in the middle in Crokinole). As long as you aim well in those games, you are generally rewarded for shooting harder. However, with Elk Fest, you must be incredibly precise. Since your moose is only about 1-2 inches wide, you do not have much leeway with getting the stones close together. And, if you get them too close, then your moose isn't advancing very far. So, again - it's all about precision.
|This easily fits in my pocket.|
Since this really isn't a complex game and there's not much more to say (I could try to write an entire paragraph out of "it's fun" if you'd like), I'll go ahead and give you the answer to why "Elk Fest" uses moose before I move onto my con. (The instructions give me this reason, I did not come up with it all on my own.) It's because games are made in Europe. And, in Europe, many people speak a different language than I do - specifically, many of them (that play and design board games) speak German. And, thus, the original name of the game is Elchfest - which, you know, sounds like "Elk Fest." However, in German, it means "Moose Fest." So, when playing, if it makes you feel better, you can pretend that you know German, and that you are pronouncing it Elchfest, which logically is a game about moose.
|Playing on a Crokinole board is an option|
Overall, I give Elk Fest an 8.5/10. I really enjoy this little dexterity game, and I intend to continue playing it - especially when I don't want to carry around a more cumbersome game.
If you like dexterity games, you might also check out Caveman Curling and the games I mentioned previously - PitchCar and Crokinole.