The monkey part the kids seem to enjoy, although it really did not seem to make them sink much faster. Even though it's not perfect, my son enjoys it. It’s a fun game that can be enjoyed by the entire family, including the youngest ones. Heck my 5 yea... Read More
Set up is relatively easy, but takes a minute to set the stage and add the crossbars and then the quicksand as the topping. Only minor complaint is that the designs don't necessarily press into the sand legibly, which makes the initial setup at the st... Read More
Once the whole apparatus is together, it feels pretty sturdy. Worth the cost, in my opinion.
The game incorporates kinetic sand. It has a similar play to the classic kerplunk game, but is actually a bit more interesting because of the unknown factor of not being able to see what is going on underneath the kinetic sand.
Players take turns pulling out colored sticks kerplunk style until pieces start dropping through the sand. The roll of the dice gives it some randomness, but there is also a bit of strategy in choosing which stick to pull.
The board is foldable and the pieces fit into the slots under the board. The elastic loops inside for the pieces are loose enough so it's easy to get the pieces in and out. The board folds nicely into a box that holds the pieces inside snug.
The pieces have the right shape (similar to staunton) and are of good size and construction. None of my pieces were crooked or oddly shaped as mentioned in some of the other reviews. But this is great and the pieces are nicely crafted.
The ranks and files are stamped with labels for reference. The chess notation on the board definitely helps those who know it when trying to get back into the hobby. The extra queens and markings on the chess board are a great help.
Shape of the bottom of pieces make them imbalanced. The tactile sensation is that of the low end brown hollow interior doors. The chess board folds in half but the lines weren't exact.
Purchased this board only because of fast delivery promised. Really not a good purchase.
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