This game is a cross between checkers and chess. It has some of the same concepts of checkers in that you are jumping over pieces and removing them from the board, but there is more strategy involved, just as there is in chess.
I was sent the Standard board game, as well as the Eco-Friendly version of the game. Being the natural girl that I am, I definitely prefer the eco-friendly version. It’s the same game either way, but the eco-friendly version doesn’t have all the packaging and so on. In fact, my only complaint with this product is that the standard version has a box that is WAY too big for the game with a big piece of plastic in the middle so that everything looks pretty inside. And, while it is a good presentation, I think it’s unnecessary. Make sense? Other than that, I am very happy with the game!
Honestly, this game is a little too old for my kids. The game is for ages 10 to adult (my kids are 3, 7, and 9). Now, that being said, it’s a great game for my husband and I to play with the 7 and 9 year old on teams. So we can each pair up with a kid and we can teach the child how to play that way. It’s a great avenue to create bonds with your child, as well as teach them strategy in game playing. We own a few other games that we do this with and I feel it has helped our kids think outside the box and think ahead to their next move, etc..
Another great thing is that they also sent me a CD that has tutorials on how to play the game. Everyone learns differently, and sometimes it’s nice to see and hear how to play a game!
Information at a glance:
Price: $19.95 – $35.95 (depending on which version you like)
- Logical Thinking
- Cause and Effect
- Interpreting Outcomes
- Abstract Thinking
- Memory (In Variations of Play)
Ages: 10 to Adult
I do recommend this game. My husband and I are ‘game players’, if you will, and this is one we will add to our repertoire.
Disclaimer: I was given both versions of the game spoken about in this post in order to facilitate the review.