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Ravensburger FITS - Family Game


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  • It's a puzzling game
  • Players try to arrange differently shaped tiles onto their boards in the best way possible to obtain the most points
  • Ages 8 and up for 1-4 players
  • Promotes friendly competition
  • Ravensburger's popular trademark is found on every box, the blue triangle, which American consumers value as a sign of quality for over 125 years
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  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 10.8 x 2.2 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Germany
  • ASIN: B001VG7USC
  • Item model number: 26503
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,805 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
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FITS, it's a puzzling game. Players try to arrange differently shaped tiles onto their boards in the best way possible to obtain the most points. For ages 8 and up for 1-4 players. Promotes friendly competition. Ravensburger's popular trademark is found on every box, the blue triangle, which American consumers value as a sign of quality for over 125 years.

Product Description

Can you skillfully fill in your playing board so that all the differently shaped tiles fit perfectly without leaving any spaces? FITS is a fast-paced family game with easy-to-learn instructions for non-stop entertainment! It is designed for 1-4 players ages 8 and up and takes approximately 30 minutes to play.

Skillfully fill in your playing board with the differently shaped tiles.

A fast-pasted block building game that requires strategy and luck.
A competitive puzzling game played in four rounds.

Players skillfully fill in their own playing board so that all the differently shaped tiles fit perfectly.
Fill In The Spaces!
FITS is an ingenious, competitive puzzling game, played in four rounds in which players try to arrange the differently shaped tiles shown on the building cards onto their boards in the best way possible in order to obtain the most points. Each round is played on a different game board and filled with a variety of challenges, calculated risks and intense hoping for the right card to be revealed. If a tile doesn't fit precisely, players have to slot it in the best they can. The next tile may fit better than the last and make them the winner in the end!

Strategy Skills Needed for Two-Directional Play
A fast-paced family game of shape and luck, FITS encourages players to think in multiple directions and to recreate specific geometric shapes. With this game, players will improve their spatial and strategy skills by building grids with tiles both horizontally and vertically according to building cards. The differently shaped tiles can be placed onto the game board in lots of different ways so no game play will every be the same! Each game requires strategic thinking and calculated risk taking and promotes concentration, cause-and-effect skills as well as social interaction.

Colorful Design and Intriguing Play
FITS is a color-coded building game played with tiles and directed by building cards. Each player uses his/her own game board so while players compete against one another they also challenge themselves to complete the various tasks presented and earn the most points. Each round is played on a different game board, adding a variety of challenges for addictive playing fun!

What's In The Box?
64 game tiles (16 of each color: red, green, blue, yellow), 8 game boards (printed on both sides, 2 per color), 4 ramps with 16 triangular anti-skid pads, 4 transparent covers, 4 starting cards, 16 building cards, 1 set of detailed instructions.





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The game components are sturdy and well made.
Writer Mom
While the playing pieces are solid and sturdy, the game boards/storage trays are very flimsy.
Meglexmom
The rules are easy to understand and the pace of the game is quick.
moolane

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Thoughtful "Sue" on December 16, 2009
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Yes, you will think of Tetris when you first play this game, but actually, this game is much better. First, the design of the game is great. The playing pieces, although plastic, are heavy and feel good in the hands, and although the bases are thin plastic, the design is well-thought-out so that the board can change as the game progresses, and the pieces can slide down easily over the different game boards. I did not put five stars for durability because if the base was stepped on, it would squash (it would be better in wood), but the box is sturdy, so as long as you put it away carefully, I envision the game lasting a long time.
This game differs from Tetris in that (1) there are no time constraints (I am not a fan of games that reward the speediest participant). The next card is not drawn until everyone has placed their piece on their board. (2) You cannot slide the pieces sideways to fill in holes which makes it more challenging. (3) The pieces vary in the number of blocks that make them up (not all are composed of four squares). Since each player starts with a different piece, no one really has an advantage, but the round will play substantially differently for each player.
Some of the things I especially like about this game are:
1. It can be played equally well with 2 - 4 players.
2. It only takes 30 - 45 minutes.
3. It takes some strategizing and planning ahead but isn't too taxing so you can play to relax.
4. I love the four different boards used in the different rounds of play. Each board has a different set of markings so that the strategy of the game changes with each round. You have to figure out whether you would do better to leave certain squares exposed or covered depending on the positive or negative point value of the square...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Sharp on August 27, 2010
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I play a lot of boardgames, and they are not the typical Monopoly, Sorry, or other Wal-Mart board games. Many of the games I play are hobby European games (Puerto Rico, Agricola) or theme/war games (Battlestar Galactica, Combat Commander). These games can be pretty intimidating and complicated for people who are new to hobby boardgaming.

FITS is the best game I have found for enticing people to play games with my group. The best part is that they already know the rules - it's Tetris! Being able to play a game competitively without listening to long rules explanations helps people to get comfortable and open to trying new games.

FITS isn't the best game out there, and it doesn't provide many strategic opportunities, but as a filler and as a gateway game it works very well. I recommend it to gamers looking to introduce or entice others to play games with them, and also to all fans of Tetris.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rob Reinhardt on December 2, 2009
As an avid board gamer, who enjoys playing games with both friends and family, I'm always looking for games that please a wide variety of tastes. If you think this has an eerie resemblance to Tetris, you're not mistaken. And it shares Tetris' wide appeal. The basic gist is that, as the pieces are randomly drawn one at a time, you must slide them into place in a way that will give you the most points. Four different boards with different ways of scoring add to the excitement. An added benefit is that the game plays in less than 30 minutes and has great replay value and is even enjoyable solitaire!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Craig VINE VOICE on October 18, 2012
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As a fan of Tetris back in the day, I was very interested in a board game that looked similar. And while it's a fun game, it's not as enjoyable as Tetris itself and gets a little dull when in terms of repeat play.

The premise is pretty simple, in that you're using the "bricks" to fill your game card. There are four rounds with different game cards for each, while the pieces remain the same each time. This does add a little fun to the game in that you have to use different approaches depending on the round. You can be aggressive and go for a lot of points, or play conservative, and both approaches are influenced by the order of the cards. One of the things I didn't like - and this probably comes from being spoiled by Tetris - is that you can't turn the pieces once you start moving them down your game board. That makes it more challenging, but also takes away some creativity. I will say that the rules and the different boards certainly make it challenging, even after having played several times.

I played this game with both of my daughters, who are eight and five (the game says 8+). The older one was able to grasp the game very easily even if she didn't understand the strategy too well, and the younger one pretty much had the grasp of it as well. The boards and the stands are quite durable, and the bricks are very well-made. Although it's not my favorite, it's another excellent game from this manufacturer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carin on July 1, 2010
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This is a great Tetris like game that helps kids with early geometry skills and spatial visualization. For many it also reinforces the classic game skills of taking turns and cooperation. We use this at school with the TAG kids K - 2 and they enjoy the different strategies of the 4 different versions of the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Senecal VINE VOICE on May 3, 2013
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This is fun if you and/or your kids like puzzle-type games that require some thought (like Blokus). If you need a game that is more goofy, exciting, or action-oriented, you don't want this. It's simple enough: you place tiles, similar to the tiles in games like Tetris or Blokus, on a ramp. On the ramp is a card six columns wide and 12 spaces high, with numbers printed randomly on it. Based on how you are able to place your tiles, and which numbers you are able to cover, your arrangement is scored. The tile placed each turn is determined by a card that is drawn. Again, it's simple, but fun if you like these sort of games. I had a good time playing this with my boys.

The game is made in Germany. The instruction booklet provides instructions in several languages, but German is first. The English instructions are on page 13.

With one exception the game seems durable enough. If your kids are well-behaved and careful then the game should last a long time. If they are wild or careless some things will start to get damaged right away. The tiles themselves are very tough. The ramp cards are made of a thick paper-type material (think cereal box) and like anything made of this material if handled carefully they'll last a long time. If not, they'll crease and tear quickly. My big concern with this game is the durability of the ramps. The ramps are made of a thin plastic (marked "PS 06") that bends very easily (I've posted a picture). It's not going to take much to crack or crush one of these things, so be careful.
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