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Ricochet Robots


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  • For 2 or more players
  • There's a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board
  • Takes about 30 minutes to play a game
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 9 x 2 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002V5EVW
  • Item model number: 122RGG
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 - 14 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,444 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Any number may play this game, limited only by the amount of space around the table. Each turn a player draws a chip to determine the next target and the robot that must reach it. With the computer down, the players search for the shortest moves to the target, using one or more of the robots. The player who finds the most efficient move receives the chip as a reward. When the chips have been all taken, the player with the most is the winner. For 2 or more players. There's a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board. Takes about 30 minutes to play a game.

Recommended Ages:10 – 14

From the Manufacturer

Any number may play this game, limited only by the amount of space around the table. Each turn a player draws a chip to determine the next target and the robot that must reach it. With the computer down, the players search for the shortest moves to the target, using one or more of the robots. The player who finds the most efficient move receives the chip as a reward. When the chips have been all taken, the player with the most is the winner. For 2 or more players. There's a four-piece modular board that forms a large room with walls spread around the board. Takes about 30 minutes to play a game.

Customer Reviews

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Simple enough to understand, but difficult to win.
M. Haven
I think it's a great way to sharpen spatial perception skills so besides being fun you're actually becoming smarter by just playing.
Cosmin Stejerean
Ricochet Robots is more of a competitive puzzle game than a true board game.
Ben C.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Berg on May 25, 2009
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This is a terrific game to help develop your forward thinking. Each round is actually a logic puzzle that you must solve by using your brain to determine the smallest sequence of moves to complete the board. Players "bid" against each other by claiming they can solve the board in a certain number of moves and the one with the lowest bid must display their solution. There is a time element involved in that once the first bid is shouted, an egg timer is flipped and the other players have a brief period of time to state their own bids if any.

The game helps develop the ability to think ahead and visualize a sequence of actions. Some boards may only require a sequence of 3 moves while others might take 40 moves.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Sampanthar on October 30, 2005
WOW! I love this game! There are a lot of great games out there these days, especially with the new European style games becoming more available in the US. Even amongst all these games, Ricochet Robot ranks up there as one my favorite games of all time. This is mental stimulation at its best!

I have to admit that this game is not for everyone and I have a hard time finding people to play this game with due to its brain-draining nature. It does not have the strategic or tactical depth of chess, but it is on par for mental stimulation.

The best way to describe this game is; a MENSA logic puzzle in a board game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 14, 2010
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This game is amazing. One would think staring at a board (mostly) silently for an hour would be dull, but for those with a penchant for puzzles, an eye for logic, or a generally analytical mind, this is one of the top 5 best games.

The board comes in 4 pieces with two different boards on each side, making for many many combinations to make the challenge a little more interesting and different every time. I highly recommend this game, I think it's great for kids and adults.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William L Hampton on February 26, 2013
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I enjoy this game because it expands a specific kind of lateral thinking, and any number of people can play. One downside is that because it is pure puzzle-solving, the most experienced players will almost always win. However, there is a check against this making it boring for less experienced players: in case of a tie, the fastest player doesn't get the point; the player with the least points thus far gets it. So if it takes you half the game to understand the mechanism, you still have a fighting chance. Also, it's worth thinking of each round as a race against yourself and count improvement as a victory. As long as you can do this, it's a slam-dunk of a game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chris remley on April 2, 2012
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This game is so much fun and it has so many different set ups. I really gets your thinking spatially and with sequences. I would not recommend it for younger kids (under 12) as it can be a thought intensive game. It is not complicated because there are not many rules, one just has to have the ability to think spatially and remember long sequences. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter H. on March 9, 2006
This game takes some getting used to and is not for everyone. Children will find it frustrating, and some adults might throw it out the window. This is the kind of game that you might hate the first time around, but after putting it away you will be drawn to pull it out again and give it another crack. There is no limit to how many can play this game. It takes about 5 seconds to learn, but can take hours to complete. Great fun!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ben C. on June 19, 2010
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Ricochet Robots is more of a competitive puzzle game than a true board game. Each person can compete to find the lowest number of moves to get the robot to the target. As a competition it can be a bit strife-inducing but it is a quality game. Endless fun and never runs out of new puzzles.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fungi on August 6, 2008
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I can't say how much fun I have playing this game. It looks weird because 5 people are standing around the board just staring at it for a while and then belt out "17". Other people in the office often laugh.
We play three pieces at a time. Try it for a little extra challenge.
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