7yo didn’t have any trouble being just below the recommended age range. The instructions are very simple to follow and she managed to play (and beat me) with little trouble.
The game consists of 48 coasters (very thick durable cards each with a different branded picture on), 8 lettered dice (two have bells inside them) and a bag to shake the dice inside.
The idea of the game is to lay out a grid of 9 coasters in a 3×3 formation. I sneakily used this as a quick maths question for 7yo as well. Each player is also dealt two coasters. All coasters are left face up so everyone can see what they have. To win the game you must turn your two coasters into six and they must be two sets of three from the same colour set.
Each colour represents a category. For example, blue coasters are cars, red are chocolates etc. It’s up to you which categories you choose to collect, but more often than not the throw of the dice determines this for you.
Onto game play. The dice are all put into the bag and you take it in turns to remove four dice from the bag and shake onto the playing area. The first player to select a letter from the dice to match the first letter of a brand that is showing in the centre 3×3 coaster grid gets to pick up that dice and shake it. It the dice stays silent they get to add that coaster to their pile, but if the dice rings, then the coaster stays where it is and they also lose one of their own coaster back to the main pile.
The game can be played simply when children are playing, but it also provides great tactical advantages for adults who want to stop their opponent from collecting their sets.
It’s quite a fast paced game, and can last from a matter of minutes to a lot longer. It all depends on which cards are placed into the grid and the dice that are thrown at each turn.
We really enjoyed this game, and so far have only played with two of us. I think it’ll get even more funny and competitive with more players. Logo Grab retails at £14.99 from Drumond Park
Disclosure – we received the game free of charge but all opinions are my own
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