Nowhere to Go®

Nowhere to Go®

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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!

  • 2012 Major Fun Award
  • Unique hexagonal game board, 2 playing pieces, and 40 blockers

     

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    Nowhere to Go™

    Game board measures 9.25"L x 8.25"W x 1"H

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Educational InsightsNowhere to Go®
     
    3.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Engaging (8)
    • Educational (7)
    • Interactive (7)
    • Lots of fun (7)
    • Durable (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment (7)
    • Indoor (6)
    • Older children (4)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Education oriented (6), Working parent (5), Parent of two or more children (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (7), No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nowhere to Go 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...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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Design flaw

    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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    3.0

    Visually dull but engaging

    By Sarah

    from Bradford UK

    About Me Grandma

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Play
    • Educational
    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

    • Visually Unpleasing

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Children

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    1.0

    Design flaw

    By Beat by my 8 year old. Haha

    from Winnipeg

    About Me Collector, First Time Parent, Working Parent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere to Go®:

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Need to change rules

      By Againstherisies

      from Chattanooga

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

          Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere to Go®:

          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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Easy to play

          By Dancemom

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Larger Path Area

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Older Children
          • Travel

          Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere to Go®:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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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 Educational Insights 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 Educational Insights Nowhere to Go®:

              kids had fun and loved playing this game

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 Educational Insights 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 Educational Insights 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 Educational Insights 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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                      (2 of 2 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 Educational Insights 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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