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Fantastic, Unexpected Gift
on September 16, 2009
I saw this game recommended in a parenting magazine and ordered it as a birthday gift for my four-year-old. Although the age recommendation is five-and-up, any child who has a basic understanding of tic-tac-toe should be able to play and enjoy. I should note that it is far more fun than tic-tac-toe.
I won't go into the rules, but basically it's a game of strategy, but it also hits on spacial reasoning, ascending and descending order, and cause-and-effect -- but mostly it just feels like fun. Your children don't realize their brains are working to figure out where to move next or which guy to move.
My son also loves the fun shapes of the smooth, brightly colored game pieces with the plume of felt "hair" and assembling the game grid. The game feels very sturdy and almost craftsman-like, rather than the usual molded plastic.
One of the best things about this game is that it is very fast. It's easy to say "yes" to three quick games of Gobblet Gobblers before bed, because you could play this many games in about five-to-ten minutes.
Another great thing is that it is simply fun. After playing against the children several times, my husband and I could not resist playing each other, because he has a theory that you could never lose if you went first. Nice theory, but he was wrong! Enjoy!