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Nowhere to Go™
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Nowhere to Go review
from Charlotte, NC
About Me Education Oriented, Homeschool Mom, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent
Comments about Nowhere to Go®:
I bought this for my eight year old son who has severe ADHD and Asperger's (high-functioning Autism). It is extremely easy to set up and play, and the instruction booklet is very simple and clear. We had a blast the first night learning to play it and going quite a few rounds.This evening we brought it with us to my in-laws' home to play during Christmas Eve gathering. The box is very sturdy and the game is easily portable. Games take less than 5 minutes and require strategy and critical thinking skills, but no reading or math. My son tried to teach my 5 year old (kindergarten) niece to play, but it was too difficult for her. So I would stick with the 8+ age recommendation. Perhaps an advanced 6/7 year old.The only improvement I would suggest is to make the colors on the pawns a bolder, brighter color because we tend to mix up our Men. Otherwise, this gift has been a huge hit and I highly recommend it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great game kids loved it
from west bloomfield, mi.
About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent
kids had fun and loved playing this game
My 7-year old loves it
from Washington D.C.
About Me Education Oriented
A very attractively presented and elegant game--easy to grasp and play. My son is very taken by the game.Bought this last night, and as with the previous reviewers, we quickly found a configuration of 5 blockers that allows the first mover to win in 2. I like that the game is open-ended, but I found that the instruction copy and illustrations were a bit ambiguous. I actually searched for a visual demonstration online to ensure that "you can move as many spaces as you like *in as many directions as you like, over any bridges not blocked by blockers*." (I hope that last part is actually correct). It's not a big deal to revise the rule yourself to a 4 or 3 blocker start in order to avoid the 5-blocker trap, but it's something that should have been picked up and revised in test play before publication; the instructions as they stand might lead some to quickly abandon what is a great and potentially deep game as "solved."
Another 8 year-old wins in two moves!
Since my daughter quickly figured this out to her advantage (as long as she goes first), we will take your recommendation and start the game with 3 blockers per player.
My 8 year old figured it out second time
I see that you suggest reducing the number of blockers, but why not suggest it in the instructions? It doesn't get anyone excited if it can be figured out so easily.
Merchant response: Dear Disappointed,We've actually update the instructions to include the advanced play suggestion but it may take some time for the revised product to hit the shelves.Please keep the suggestions coming - we take them very seriously!
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Game Flawed:1st mover automatically wins
By Just want a fair chance to win!
from Cincinnati, OH
Rules need to be adjusted--my husband immediately found a way to essentially block me in on the first move, as long as he was the first player to move. This was done even though he abided by all game rules, including the rule disallowing blockers to be placed on the three bridges connected to the opponent's starting space.
Merchant response: Wow! Your husband's got game! For advanced players, we recommend decreasing the number of blockers you use as the start of the game - try dropping down to 3 or even just 2 and see what happens. Our fingers are crossed for your big win!
from Moncton, NB, Canada
About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent
Great Game but 5 blocker at start up make it so the first player can force a win 4 to 5 moves.
Merchant response: Hi Hack! Thanks for the review - and you're right - starting with 3 or 4 blockers in place definitely makes for a more challenging game.
Fun for all ages!
By Cher @ Mom and More
from Chicago, IL
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
The object of the game is to block the other player so they have no where else to move. Each player starts out on opposite points of the board and then moves around leaving blockers so the other player can't cross. The blockers just fit over the "bridges" and you just move your Spy pieces around. So you have to strategize where you want to move so you don't get blocked in. My husband beat me in not too many moves! I love that there are no cards or complex instructions, just two player pieces and the blockers. It is a great game to unwind too and something to get you thinking.
Merchant response: Thanks, Cher! The game IS deceptively simple!
Great Simple Strategy Game!
By The Teachers Wife
from Sunny FL
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent
I received this game to review and we loved it!! The pieces and storage box are all durable and it's the perfect game for children learning how to play strategy games! The strategy is simple and there are not a lot of rules to remember. A great classroom game as no talking is needed. I recommend it!
Merchant response: Ah, the strong silent type of game! Thanks for the great review.
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