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ThinkFun Rush Hour, The Ultimate Traffic Jam Game; Deluxe Edition (2006)
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- The perfect edition for Rush Hour elitists
- The ideal gift for the rush hour addict
- Rush hour fans will enjoy the metallic car design and attractive storage box
- Instructions are conveniently printed on the inside of the box lid
- For ages 8 years and above
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The board and playing pieces are exactly the same size and shape as the original version of Traffic Jam, but in the Deluxe version, the playing pieces have a metallic paint on them that chips off.
Also, in the original version, there is a little drawer beneath the playing board used for storing the cards, unlike the Deluxe version which has no storage drawer.
The original version comes with a carrying case, and the cards, board, and playing pieces all fit neatly into it. The deluxe version is not similarly portable, and the game board, cards, and playing pieces are stored in the flocked plastic molded insert inside the box.
So, while the game itself is still fun, challenging, and totally addictive, this "Deluxe" version is a real stinker when compared to the original!
This is the 2nd Rush Hour game I've bought. I love it THAT much. But if you've never had this game before, buy the original version of the game. The original version is better because 1) it has a storage drawer below the board for the cards, and 2) has a handy little carrying bag for storing ALL the game pieces.
The "Deluxe" version offers neither of these features. The only thing that makes it "deluxe" is metallic paint on the cars. Disappointing.
I contacted ThinkFun to comment that the game should include a carrying bag, since the little bag is one of the nicest features of some of their excellent games (Chocolate Fix is another one). The first person who wrote back to me said that the pieces of the Deluxe version were designed to fit (i.e. "snap") into the plastic insert in the box (which is a pain in the neck, and I threw the box insert away immediately). The second rep who contacted me at least offered me the opportunity to buy a bag if I wanted to.
So be advised, if you love this game like I do, and are really disappointed about the lack of a carrying bag, you can BUY one from ThinkFun for $2.95. I really hate to spend more money for something I think should have been included in the first place, but I'm going to, so I can stop being annoyed that it didn't come with one.
The concept of this game is very simple. You have a very durable plastic grid play surface where you set up the cars and trucks according to the pictures on the cards. There are 60 cards in this edition with 5 levels ranging from beginner to grand master. The object of the game is to get your red car out of the "traffic jam" by sliding the other cars only left, right, up or down. You can't jump cars or remove them or change the orientation of the cars. If you get stuck, the solution is on the back of each card.
It's a perfect game for travel or any "quiet time". It's also great for when you're at a restaurant waiting for your order to arrive. It's a fun game for older children and adults too. My only complaint, if I have to think of one, is that it would be nice if the cars could slide on the grid more smoothly. It's really not a big deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought for my grandchild. I got hooked playing it. Lots of challenges. Very relaxing, believe it or not. Fine quality.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
We had hours of fun and learned reasoning and problem solving skills at the same time! This seemingly simple game helps develop a reasoning and problem-solving skills in a way that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elisa Larkin
I bought this game for my grandsons, ages 11 and 8. They were much more excited about the stomp rockets in the gift bag, so this little gem was forgotten. Read morePublished 5 months ago by santay
This is adorable as is all the Rush Hour products. However, the colors are not bright as with the previous Rush Hour and Junior. In fact they are rather dark looking. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa A. Dillon
This game is wonderful and here's why: no batteries, can be played alone, short learning curve, and increasing levels of challenge. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. Kamplain