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Nowhere to Go™
(based on 13 reviews)
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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...Read complete review
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!
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If you are going to follow the rules... Which with children you normally need to follow. Allowing a design to eliminate your opponent in one move is a lack of insight and in...Read complete review
If you are going to follow the rules... Which with children you normally need to follow. Allowing a design to eliminate your opponent in one move is a lack of insight and in poor taste. I believe designing a game where the first player wins is rediculas and a waste of time. There needs to be a recall and an upgrade with instructions. Not everyone has the ability to check for variants of play. If you want a real game play chess.
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Visually dull but engaging
from Bradford UK
About Me Grandma
Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere to Go®:
Bought it for my 7 year old granddaughter and we have a fun time playing it - it is visually a bit boring compared to other games. But it does teach strategy and she did enjoy it immensely.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Beat by my 8 year old. Haha
About Me Collector, First Time Parent, Working Parent
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Need to change rules
First player always wins if you set 4 piece block use your piece and add final stone. 2nd player is blocked to three spaces. Change set up rules to eliminate setting 4 random stones
Easy to play
from Chicago, IL
About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent
I thought the game was brilliant, but my 9 year old lost interest after a couple of rounds. I think an older child would have found this game more fun.
from Charlotte, NC
About Me Education Oriented, Homeschool Mom, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent
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!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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!