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- 2-4 players
- Designed by Sid Sackson
- 30 minutes playing time
- Ages 9 and up
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You can be set up, have the rules under your belt, and underway in two or three minutes, and then the game lasts between 10 and 20 minutes usually (in our two-player games). The bits are sturdy plastic in bright colors, very pleasing.
If your kids like Yahtzee (or if you do), this is a good fun cousin to add to your collection.
Amazon's description of gameplay is quite good, though I will just clarify one thing: on any given turn, you are trying for up to three different dice results. So on one turn, you may go for 2's, 6's, and 7's. On your next turn, maybe you'd try for 5's, 7's, and 10's.
Great for all ages/player levels. The mechanics are simple and can be followed by anyone who can roll dice and ad up to 12. The room for deep (math) strategy is certainly there as well.
As with all press-your-luck type games, there is the possibility of a lucky player getting out to an early lead, but that same mechanism gives the other players just as much chance to catch up.
One other advantage it has over Yahtzee is that it doesn't use up the little score pads and pencils. Instead it uses a (reusable) game board. As with many dice games, the time when it's not your turn is "down time". i.e. You don't have to keep track of what each player is doing as they do it, and the state of the game is completely obvious at all times. This can be a good thing if you want to get up and get some snacks. On the other hand, if you WANT to stay engaged during other players' turns, you can offer suggestion for how they should combine their dice, which may or may not be to their advantage.
If I had to find a fault with the game, it would be the MSRP. $48 on Amazon or $30-odd for a variety of editions of the game from various online sellers.
Great social game, by far the best in my collection! They should bring it back and start selling it new again!
In Can't Stop, players roll four standard dice, which they'll divide into two pairs. This entitles them to move their markers up the corresponding tracks numbered 2 through 12 (all the possible results for a pair of D6s) on a stop-signed shaped board. If you get your marker to the top first, you can claim that column, and the first player to claim three columns wins the game. But now here's the catch: on your turn you can keep re-rolling in an effort to move your markers further - but if you roll a combination of dice that doesn't let you make a pair of dice that moves upward at least one of the three markers you're using that turn, you lose everything you've gained that turn. Ah, press-your-luck at it's best!
Can't Stop has a fun and addictive quality about it, and despite the fact that you're pushing luck, it's not pure luck because there's enough decision making to make it interesting. It's also quick enough to prevent the luck from being too frustrating. It's easy to teach and learn, and has attractive components, so it all comes together in a package that makes it the kind of game that is suitable for just about everyone. As far as press-your-luck dice games go, this is a tried and true classic from a master designer, that still has the same appeal today as it did when it was first released 30 years ago, and that matches the best of the press-your-luck dice rolling fillers of the modern era. The Face2Face edition retains the signature stop sign board and features pleasing component quality. Highly recommended! - EndersGame @ BGG
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought a used edition of this game by Parker Brothers a few years back. You're trying to get combo rolls that enable you to move your pieces up the individual number paths. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Michael Ceciliani
I had an old roomate introduce me to this game. It is addictive, fast passed, and simple that anyone can learn it in one round. It is awesome.Published on November 2, 2010 by scott
We had this game when my kids were little and loved it then. We were so excited to find it and play it now with the grandkids! Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Patty
This is a fun game for the family. I haven't one yet, I keep trying to keep going and lose everything. It definitely gets frustrating.Published on January 24, 2010 by Gina Ingles
Can't Stop is a simple, fun-filled, competitive game that sharpens math skills. It's a game that adults can enjoy playing with children. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by Grandma D