Monday, February 8, 2016

Stratos Spheres Game Review #ThinkFun

I love games.  In fact, this summer,I had so many board games I had to get rid of a few of them I rarely play anymore due to lack of space.  Part of why some rarely get played anymore is that we are nervous about the choking hazard some of the small pieces are with a little one around.  Stratos Spheres seemed large enough to not be a choking hazard, so I was definitely interested in trying this game.

The first thing I noticed when opening the package when it arrived was the nifty bag they included for the parts.  I was definitely impressed with the company for thinking of including this bag and a set of instructions small enough to be thrown in the bag.  I can't tell you how many times we've had to search for a part that fell out of a box especially during transit.  And, if I just use the bag, I don't even need to keep the box.  The bag filled with the spheres takes up less than half the space of the original box which I love.  It also makes it easy to grab for travel.

After our little one had gone to bed, we decided to try the game out.  Conceptually, it is basically a four in a row game.  However, they have added an additional layer of difficulty with both the 3-D aspect and the prongs.  As you can see in my pictures of our second game, not all sides have prongs on them.  So, you have to be careful when aligning your pieces to ensure you have them in the correct direction to attach them together.  Additionally, you can use the prongs as blockers since you can't move pieces to attach new ones.  

Here are the results of our second game.

So, even though the game is rated for 8 and up, as adults, the two of us had fun playing the game.  Due to the compactness of the game, we were able to play in bed and set the bag on the nightstand when we were finally done several games later.  The spheres attach firmly, so we could easily pass it back and forth in between turns,  We will definitely get lots of use out of this game.

Another view of the second game.

You can purchase the game for yourself from Amazon by going to this link.

I received this product for free in exchange for a review, but all opinions are honest, genuine, and my own.

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