Backgammon is a fun game which is also surprisingly difficult to master. Finished surfaces throughout are smooth to the touch. All corners line up nicely. The playing area is smooth and nicely designed.
Board closes nicely on brass hinges. Magnets help keep the case closed. Some are slightly taller, also the round/circle shapes are not perfect, but they work as intended.
Wooden checkers and dice are extremely high quality. Wood grain gives just enough texture to make them easy to grip and pick up.
The game is gorgeous in terms of build quality. It has great craftsmanship. It's a very nice case and the workmanship is beautiful. If you want something that feels a little more hand-crafted and a little less factory feel, then great!
Have to say i was pleasantly surprised at how nice this game set looks. This set is really beautiful - the kind that you always see open on a table in high-end decorating photos. This woodronic backgammon set is top notch.
The playing surface looks to be a printed vinyl/pvc material. The checkers are wood, but that's all. It's embarrassing because i bought this as a gift and had it shipped directly to the recipient - thinking i was sending a nice classy gift.
Each player receives a 3d dodecahedron “planet” game board with magnetic faces. My only complaint about this game is that sometimes when you grip your planet if you aren’t careful you can knock off a continent piece. In the promotional artwork and in ... Read More
Planet is an easy to learn game that includes a good mix of luck and strategy. It's very strategic and there’s lots of forward planning. I appreciate that it's really easy for beginners to pick up.
The game itself is beautiful and aesthetically pleasing to play. I usually play heavier games so this is more of a palate cleanser.
The instructions aren’t clear and there’s no effort made to connect the idea of habitats and wildlife in a larger way where we learn anything. The game is not recommended.