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I've been disappointed with most of the board games that require apps. Many of them seem like the app really shouldn't be necessary and other seem like not great games that rely on the app. This is one of the first app games that I really agree that the app is necessary to the game and both completes it and makes the game better. It's really a cool game.

The card game itself is pretty simple. There are one, two, and three bar cards of four colors. The colors can only go in certain slots of the five slots. Then a one bar card can only replace a one bar card. A two bar card can replace a one or two bar card, and a three bar card can go over a one, two, or three bar card. Then there are white cards that can go on on any of the 5 slots on the board and have bonuses. You try to fill the five slots with as many of your cards while getting bonuses for certain plays.

Each of the cards will play parts from the song and mix with the rest of the cards on the board. So you can have the vocals from "Call Me Maybe" and the guitar from "Short Skirt Long Jacket" and the beat from "All About That Bass". Some of the mixes sound better than others, but most of the time it works better than expected. So every time you play a card, the music changes. Yeah, you want the most points, but I also play cards that I think make a better mix when I have a choice between two equally scoring cards. There's a good mix of music styles in the base game.

It's also really fun just to play on your own and try to make interesting music with this. My kids and I have enjoyed that about as much as playing the game. It's pretty cool to mix up songs you know and hear how they could go with other songs. It's DJ ing on easy mode, but that makes it all fun.

There are sixty cards included, but there are expansion packs already out. For the price, I wish they would have thrown in at least one expansion. But I see how they're making a big risk making this game since it might just be a niche game. There are a bunch of small 5 card packs for $5 each and larger 15 card packs for $15. The 15 card packs seem to have a bonus card. So it's about $1 a card for expansions. You can play the whole game with what comes with the game. I'm not totally sure what I think about expansion packs yet.

One issue is that they're only promising app availability through December 2019. It's possible that at some point that this game will be less useful because the app won't be available anymore. I'd assume that if you already downloaded the app, that you're good. But this game will be totally worthless without the app.

In the end, it's a great experimental game that Hasbro and Harmonix have made here. It's not the most amazing strategy or the best game, but the music makes the game fun. It also draws in people that would never play a board or card game because of how different it is. It works well, it plays well, and I really suggest it!
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on January 15, 2018
Absolutely love this game! I picked up DropMix hesitantly when it was on sale for $50 on Amazon thinking I should not have bought it as the cost of this game is much higher compared to other board games I had bought before. Nevertheless, those regrets instantly went away after playing the game for the first time with my family. The rules were initially hard for me to pick up as no rule book is provided in the box, but rather within the app itself. Even then, the rules could still be even more complicated if you plan to deck build with the playlists beyond the starter decks.

I love how the app has a built in deck builder to ensure your custom deck follows the rules such as having a power level of less than 80 while also having atleast 30 cards within the deck for clash and even identifies which DropMix cards belongs to who if you play with people who have their own decks. But for ease of play, you can make a rule-legal deck by just utilizing two of the four pre-configured playlists included as the creators of DropMix had stated within their video on Youtube. I wont go into detail of all the rules, but by playing the game one can easily pick up on the rules as the app helps the player know the rules as they play such as if a card is placed in the wrong color slot, has a too low power level to be played in that color slot, and even lets each player know how many cards they should have during their turn. My eight-year old brother easily picked up on how the game was played after the second time to put it into perspective.

Each of the cards has a built in RFID identifier which the board recognizes and displays the card to the screen of the phone. The cards are able to be stacked and still each be recognized by the game, even identifying the number and type of cards in a normal deck. This is what makes these cards unique compared to the many other card games. It is also where issues will most likely arise with the board potentially not be able to recognize a card if it is damaged internally even if it looks physically fine or having a few cards look warped or physically worn even before the first play-through. I was unfortunately one to face these problems with my first set which is the reason for my lack of a five-star rating. Only one card in my first DropMix set would not recognize out of the 60 provided despite looking physically fine and that card was "Down With the Sickness", a wild card which is vital to the game. The majority of the other 59 cards already appeared warped. Luckily Amazon understood this issue and immediately issued a speedy replacement while I returned my first DropMix set. Hasbro is understanding with replacing individual defective non-readable cards if you are past the return period, but having these issues arise with a brand new set of cards is concerning of itself with the longevity of the cards for many more years to come. The replacement set and other playlists I purchased later on still had the warped cards issue, but I did not mind as much as all the cards read just fine. I sleeved up my cards with Ultra-Pros which helped to mitigate the warping.

All in all, I love this game despite the many card issues mentioned above. It may seem as if I am too critical of the card quality, but when each of these cards costs nearly buck apiece at msrp for the 15-card playlists I expect the cards to generally be in better physical and working condition though I understand implementation of the RFID Identifier may explain the majority of the card quality issues.

TLDR Buy this game! You will not regret it!
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on January 20, 2018
Horrible bluetooth connectivity and very limited android device compatibility. I got mine working with an LG G5 phone but could not get it to connect to my Samsung Tab A 10.1 (2016). I don't know what the problem is because both run the exact same Android OS. The good part, when it gets connected, the FUN factor is super AMAZING!!! Got the other expansion packs to enjoy this game much deeper. Just taking off 1 star because of the problematic bluetooth and android os compatibility. Be sure to check out Hasbro site to see if it supports your smartphone or tablet device before shelling out your money on this.
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on January 19, 2018
This works perfectly. It's like some type of voodoo magic the way it will mix the song parts together. Now I need to find a rooftop party that needs a DJ.

One very interesting thing that this game does, is it will sometimes take a song that's in a major key and put it into a minor key. So just imagine the vocal hook of something like "call me maybe", transformed into a minor key melody with a crazy metal guitar and a dub step drum beat playing under it. IT'S GREAT!!!

Now seriously. Who wants me to DJ their rooftop party?
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on November 20, 2017
It's really impressive how it works, both musically and technically, and at first it's a lot of fun to play with family and guests, but for the cost, I wish there'd been a couple more decks of cards included, there are many cards but some overwhelm others, and you'll be pretty sick of "Chandelier" and "Call Me Maybe" in no time (if you're not already!) We had to hide the "Down with the Sickness" card, because, ugh. (ha)

But there are a few REALLY great songs like Scenario and It's Tricky and of course no one's going to like all the songs included, the real problem is that within an hour of playing it, you'll really be wanting more cards, and they're pretty expensive, and when you look at the sets, they all have some real winners and some real duds, song-wise, and parts of the same songs are mixed between decks.

It's pretty great, but if a friend already has it, don't buy another one, they'll be happy to lend it to you a couple weeks after they get it, especially if you offer to buy some more cards.
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on November 10, 2017
There is a new game in store this Christmas season – DROPMIX from Hasbro and Harmonix. Essentially the game is a music mixing game which uses a mix of physical cards that possesses embedded chips. However, be warned that you will need either an Apple or Android device to play the game because you have to download the app and communicate with the board via Bluetooth.

The box comes with 60 cards and an electronic game board with five marked spaces. Each cards represent a different song. Note that you will also have the possibility to purchase new music samples by getting new cards as booster packs. Each booster packs contains different number of cards.

Each card can be used on at least one of the four colors represented on the board. Each color represent a specific aspect of a song. For example: while yellow will highlight vocals, blue on the other end would have the drum tracks. So all you have to do is drop the card in the appropriate spot in order to create a mix or make points.

Some cards (FX) will trigger special events while other ones are considered Wild Cards which means you can play them in any mix slots. You will need 15 cards to make a playlist. Oh and the cards have a different level of power from 1 to 3. A card with a power level of 3 will have more impact on the mix compared to a card of power level 1.

As mentioned before the board has five spaces to insert the cards. Three of these spaces will accept cards of two different colors while the two other spaces only accept a specific color of card.

There are three ways of playing Dropmix.
•CLASH: The goal is to reach 21 points first. You can explore a variety of combos in this version. Strategically play your cards in order to win and expect the unexpected with the music you create.
•PARTY: In this mode, you will work together to answer requests quickly in order to get the highest score.
•FREESTYLE: In this mode, you can discover new music by connecting the cards on the board. You have the possibility to customize and tweak the mix until to are satisfied with what you have. Then you can show it to your family and/or friends.

Additional cards can by purchase with the DROPMIX Discover Packs (series 1 or 2) or the DROPMIX Playlist Pack (Derby-Pop, Astro-Electric, Ouroboros – Rock, or Mirrors – Hip Hop).

If you have a budding DJ in your home or if yourself like to mix songs, I think that this game will be interesting. Not everyone is a big fan of music and mixing your own tunes so I am unsure on how this game will be received. However, I can see potential with it because you can make your own music for parties and so on. So yes, the game is in interesting concept that is worth checking if you are into music and mixing.
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on January 17, 2018
bought this for my teenage son for Christmas and it did not stay connected. So we sent it back to get another one hoping it was just defective but this one too is having the same issue. Tried all the trouble shooting problems but it just does not stay connected. Unfortunately we have to send this one back for a refund but both times was a fast and simple process. Just wish the game could have been just as easy as the returns.
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on January 14, 2018
The game itself is really great! When it works, it works beautifully. However, two of my cards won't scan straight out of the box, leaving me with with incomplete collections. One of them is even my Disturbed "Down with the Sickness" wildcard, unfortunately.

Not sure what the quality assurance on these is like, but I can't imagine I'm the only person with cards that won't scan. Even more so considering it's affecting more than one card in my collection.
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on January 17, 2018
It is a fun game that encourages creativity. Just wish there were more r&b and hip hop cards.
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on January 16, 2018
This Game is Definitely something you should have
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