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Nowhere to Go®

Nowhere to Go®

Item #3410  | Ages 8-99
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Trap your opponent in this step-by-step strategy game for two! Addictive fun—you’ll want to play again and again. Includes unique hexagonal game board, 2 playing pieces, and 40 blockers. For 2 players. Grades 3+

How to Play:

1. Each player places his or her spy piece on the starting spaces.

2. Players take turns moving their spy piece as many spaces as they like across any bridges that are not     blocked.

3. Players end their turns by placing a blocker on any bridge.

4. The first player to trap the other spy with blockers wins!

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Nowhere to Go®
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (7)
  • Lots of fun (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Educational (6)
  • Interactive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment (5)
    • Indoor (5)
    • Older children (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Education oriented (5), Parent of two or more children (3), Working parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Nowhere to Go review

    By clowens9144

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Education Oriented, Homeschool Mom, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      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!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      great game kids loved it

      By Susie

      from west bloomfield, mi.

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

        kids had fun and loved playing this game

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        My 7-year old loves it

        By René

        from Washington D.C.

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

            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."

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            5.0

            Another 8 year-old wins in two moves!

            By nuts

            from Indiana

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                2.0

                My 8 year old figured it out second time

                By Disappointed

                from Ohio

                Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Game Flawed:1st mover automatically wins

                By Just want a fair chance to win!

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                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.

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                4.0

                Potential "hack"

                By JJ

                from Moncton, NB, Canada

                About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                  Great Game but 5 blocker at start up make it so the first player can force a win 4 to 5 moves.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Fun for all ages!

                  By Cher @ Mom and More

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Older Children

                    Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                    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.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    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

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Older Children

                      Comments about Nowhere to Go®:

                      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!

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                      • No

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