Nature/ Type: "Snakes and Ladders" game, but in a classier and wooden version
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Who would love this: Classic/ wooden games collectors
I have a confession: I don’t like “Snakes and Ladders” and I usually avoid it like a plague. I simply dislike anything where sheer luck plays a major role. My six-year-old is crazy about this game ever since he learned how to roll a dice. I have endured quite many torturous “Snakes and Ladders” sessions with him over the years, usually played on some confusingly illustrated, crowded, and cheaply-done game boards.
BUT, what if there is a version that makes this game a little “classier”, short and sweet, and even ENJOYABLE? This wooden “Snakes and Ladders” game from Funyards Australia fits all the criteria that I’m looking for, and I’m genuinely pleased with the quality and design!
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Simple & Clever Game Board - This is probably the BEST “Snakes and Ladders” game board I have ever seen. Instead of the common numbered and gridded squares design, what we have here is a board with holes that can securely hold the game pieces whilst we navigate them along the path. There is no more “accidentally knocking over the tokens” frustration, or disputes over which “square” did a token last stopped at. This feature is such a refreshing joy! I also love the simple, minimal, and clear illustrations without too many dizzying jumble of colours and additional details. I love that the design is classy enough for adults, and adorable enough for kids!
(2) Sweet & Short Game - Instead of the usual 10 x 10 grid with 100 squares, this version is sweet and SHORT! The board has 8x8 grid design with ONLY 64 spaces - meaning, we get to end the game a bit faster, or play another few more rounds without having any single one dragging too painfully long.
(3) Game Variation - The set comes with 8 game pieces (2 of each colours). We devised a new game variation where skill and strategy play a part (exactly that sort of game I love!), Each player rolls the dice, and decides which of the 2 game pieces should advance forward. THAT, is simply awesome!
(4) Awesome Material & Design - The set is made of premium, light weight wood using non-toxic paint. I love the dice with dots of different colours on each side. The components can be stored in the sturdy box with the game board as lid.
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