Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Who would love this: Board game lovers (adults and kids), especially those that love 3D and uniquely-designed game components
“Foursite 3D” by IQideas is a game with perfect three-dimensional tetrahedron. This game is a rare gem - attention-gripping, classy, and entertaining! I’m really grateful to Divisible by Zero for providing us a copy for review!
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Unique 3D Game Board - This is a natural favourite for any geometric lover and anyone who can’t resist iconic 3D game components. We love the three-sided triangular board and that cube-by-cube “build-it-up” rules. We need to constantly remind ourselves to watch out and look at the “entire picture as a whole” - you can never be sure what’s going on at the “other side” of the pyramid surface that is not immediately visible to you! First, we set up the the base by placing a randomised layer of 28 red cubes on it. Next, each player takes turn to put a natural block (another 28 of them) in triangular grid, stacking them up into a pyramid. The aim is to position the cubes in such a way to get the most rows of our “chosen symbol” (cross, square, or circle - at least 4 in a row) across the 3 pyramid surfaces. The game reminds me of a mix of Tic-Tac-Toe, Qubic, and pyramid cube - BUT, with its special twist and uniqueness.
(2) Strategy Game + Random Starting Combinations - I love that the game incorporates a mixture of skill and luck elements. I love how delightfully simple the rules are that even young kids (like my six-year-old) can learn it within minutes. It’s easy (and addictive) to “scramble” the cubes and set-up the game. The random arrangement of the base means we get an almost infinite possibilities of “starting” combinations for each round.There is a fair bit of strategising involved, but it never gets too overwhelmingly complex. This is an ideal social and family game - short and sweet, pleasant but with depth.
(3) Great Wooden Components - I love the components - the wooden base and cubes are solids and sturdy. I love the mysterious maroon colour of the board and its clever design with indents for the blocks to be placed. The shimmery and pearlescent appearance of the symbols is a really great touch. This is a game that is durable enough to grow with the kids, and would continue to challenge and entertain us for many years to come!
# gifted in exchange for review
Where to buy this:
http://www.dbzonline.com.au (Wholesale, Australia)
Call Divisible by Zero to purchase a copy: (03) 9388 9902 (Australia)
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