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U-Build Mouse Trap Game

by Hasbro

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  • At the start of the game choose one of four colored mouse pawns and place it on its matching color spaceship and designated section of the game board.
  • Players begin by adding and stacking U-Build bricks that look like cheese in a location of their choice.
  • The mouse stays in this location unless a roll of the dice directs you to move it.
  • Use the Action dice to move the marble mice around the game board and use the boot to launch your mouse onto the moon made of cheese.
  • Be the first player to collect 10 cheese bricks. Collect the cheese by knocking them over with your mouse on each turn.
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003B1WF7Q
  • Item model number: 25636
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 6 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,832 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Build your board and chase down the cheese! Assembly is only half the fun as you build your game, Space Boot and Trap...then, chase down the cheese. Don't get trapped as you search for the cheese in outer space. Collect 10 cheese bricks to win. Play it our way, or change things up! Find all of the cheese, customize the gameboard, add in some twists, and make it your own!For 2 - 4 players, aged 6 and up.Contents Include: 108 U-BUILD bricks, 4 mouse marbles, 4 small cardboard Cheese Hills, 1 large cardboard Cheese Mountain, 1 Trap part, 1 Space Boot part, 1 die with label sheet, a 20 x 20 gameboard, assembly guide and game guide.

From the Manufacturer

In the U-BUILD MOUSE TRAP Game, the traditional game of Mouse Trap is heading into space. At the start of the game choose one of four colored mouse pawns and place it on its matching color spaceship and designated section of the game board. Players begin by adding and stacking U-Build bricks that look like cheese in a location of their choice. Use the Action dice to move the marble mice around the game board and use the boot to launch your mouse onto the moon made of cheese. Be the first player to collect 10 cheese bricks. Collect the cheese by knocking them over with your mouse on each turn.

Customer Reviews

Disappointing: most of the board is made of flimsy cardboard, and the click-together pieces don't stay together well.
Laurel Leishman
The original had simple gameplay, but what made the whole thing was the Rube Goldberg style mousetrap that you built to finish the game.
SRFireside
It took WAY too long to "assemble" to even start to play and both my kids looked bored to death while actually playing the game.
donnaf

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Leishman on October 19, 2010
Disappointing: most of the board is made of flimsy cardboard, and the click-together pieces don't stay together well. Don't expect the standard "Mouse Trap" play--this is more of a marble bowling game. My son was so frustrated that I haven't been able to talk him into playing, so I don't know how playable it actually is. When the board is put together, it won't fit back in its box, but it isn't sturdy enough to hold up to lots of rebuilding.

On the plus side: a smart 7-year-old was able to assemble the board without much help, and the game looks like it should be fun to play as long as you aren't expecting something else.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By researchbeforeyoubuy on November 22, 2010
This is a pain...why would anyone want to go to all that trouble every time they wanted to play...I would agree with the previous review. Don't waste your time or money. I wished we had bought the "real" game. You build it, just means repeated assembly. I'm hopeing we can return it to the store we purchased it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By donnaf on January 1, 2011
This game has no redeeming qualities at all. It took WAY too long to "assemble" to even start to play and both my kids looked bored to death while actually playing the game. It is NOT fun, it is NOT educational, it is NOT durable. It's a shame because my 5yr old was really looking forward to playing it...I don't think he'll ever want to play it again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SRFireside TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 30, 2010
It's been said before, but it bears repeating. This game is absolutely nothing like the original Mousetrap game many of us adults enjoyed as kids. The original had simple gameplay, but what made the whole thing was the Rube Goldberg style mousetrap that you built to finish the game. You had a marble go through all sorts of automated obstacles that made a child look at in wonder. When (sometimes "if") the trap catches the mouse the kids were wowed that the crazy contraption did it.

Now take away actual crazy trap that made the original game famous and that's what you have now. U-Build doesn't mean building that crazy trap. It means using cheap Lego style blocks to put obstacles around. It's a completely different game. My suggestion? Don't bother. Get the original if you want a Mousetrap game. Even if you are looking for a different kind of game I would say... well... get a different game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sonita Lewis on February 13, 2011
My 4 year old son picked this game out at the store. It was on clearance.

PROS:
My boys (4 & 7) love this game. As did the 8 year old girl next door.

CONS:
Cheaply made.
Time consuming to set up for each time you play.
The "walls" around the edge are cardboard as well as the 5 hills in the middle-so this won't last long.

The only reason I gave this game as many stars as I did is because the kids really do enjoy playing. But, had I known then, what I know now, I never would have allowed my 4 year old to waste his money on a game that won't last him long :(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cristina D Hopper on March 4, 2013
We got this game for my 6y.o son because he insisted on the Lego version. I was a little nervous given the number of bad reviews, but I figured that for $8.50, I can try it out. Here is my opinion of some of the issues brought up. The board really takes no longer to set up than a game of "Life" or any other new game where plastic pieces are mounted to the board. Yes there are some Lego pieces to put together, but i didn't think it was that hard is it assembling 4 pieces together- by all means this is not a complex construction. The rest of the game is no cheaper-made than any of the board game. Indeed the pieces of cheese (Lego) will easily fall over if the board in bumped into, but how else are they supposed to get knocked down by the little mouse marble, which is afterall the goal of the game. Perhaps this game is not for those who are self-starters and who don't like to to read instructions. After a few games of this with my kids, I can confidently vote this as a fun game even for me to play with them.
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This is a HORRIBLE version of Mousetrap. Let's face it, the reason the original is so popular is because we get to build a Rube Goldberg like contraption and see if it actually works. This game has NOTHING to do with that. The instruction on putting it together are pretty much non-existent. We couldn't figure out how the piece that goes in the big cheese mountain was suppose to work. Every time we tried to roll the marble, it wouldn't fit through the big cheese.

The game itself is flimsy. the thin cardstock pyramids wouldn't stay where they were suppose to be and the big pyramid doesn't sit flat on the board. The only good thing about this game is getting tiny lego pieces that are easily lost and the space boot that swings.

Oh, and the "spaceship". My 7-year olds didn't even like that piece. It wouldn't stay together! Plus, they even thought it was a ridiculous piece to have in the game. What does a space boot have to with cheese and mice?
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By Alice E. Workman on December 25, 2010
Four of my children (ages 5, 9, 17 & 19) tried to play this after getting it for Christmas. The setup took so much time they all lost interest long before it was ready to play. After I assembled it, they did play just one round. The nine year old is the only one who thought it was fun, but not enough to be willing to reassemble it every time she plays.

Then I spent more time scrounging up another box, since it wouldn't fit back into the original one, and disassembling most of it. I don't think it will ever be played again. I will probably just give the five year old the Lego-like bricks. He'll have a lot more fun building with them and flying the "spaceship" than playing the game.
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