Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U-Build Game - U-Build Battleship

U-Build Game - U-Build Battleship

U-Build Game - U-Build Battleship
  • Strategic water battle-themed game lets you build your own fleet and destroy the enemy
  • Build classic ships or create your own
  • For 2 or more players
  • Includes 108 U-Build Bricks, 150 scoring pegs (100 white & 50 red), 40 red cones, 20 blue pegs, 10 locator plates, 2 target grids, 2 peg storage trays, 2 gameboards, parts sheet, assembly guide and game guide
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My 7 and 5 year old boys "got" the concept right away. They loved building the Lego-like ships, and enjoy playing with them even when not playing Battleship. But there were some serious flaws that make this unsuitable for kids at the low end of the suggested age range.

The new gameplay lets each ship attack once for each "hit" left until it sinks. On your turn, you pick one ship and then fire as many times as it is able. Advanced rules let you modify your ships so that some have more hits, and therefore more opportunities to attack. Instead of a basic 5,4,4,3,2 configuration, you might make a 10-hit mega ship and spend the rest of your points on 2-hit escorts.
 
 
U-Build Game - U-Build Battleship

Monday, June 8, 2015

U-Build U-Build Sorry Hasbro

U-Build  U-Build Sorry Hasbro


U-Build  U-Build Sorry Hasbro

U-Build  U-Build Sorry Hasbro

 My 7 year old bought this with his birthday money and we've played it quite a bit since. The game is Sorry! on a much smaller scale, which is nice for quick play, but there are some new additions, too. The "claw" can be used to move a player back, but the rules say the player gets one chance to make the claw work; it usually takes me about 10 tries (my son loves that part), it's not well built.


The idea of moving walls to block your opponent is nice, but doesn't add much to the game. On 5 of 6 rolls you can either move through or relocate the wall yourself.


Nice game for kids; parents try not to think too hard about all the ways they could have made it better.

U-Build  U-Build Sorry Hasbro