Last year for my birthday one of the kids gave me “ ,” and they were very proud of it. The set up is relatively simple if you’re used to putting together Lego sets, it’s the play that can get complicated.
When it is your turn you roll the dice and then either slide parts of the board, rotate, or use the Marauders map to move through walls.
Your goal? To be the first person to gather all of the homework that you’ve left around the castle and get back home.
Once the game is set up the play is about 30-45 minutes long. Which means it can be a little long for the attention span of Princess, but the boys enjoy playing it.
It’s a lot of fun to gather the supplies and try to figure out how to best manipulate the board to suit your goals.
That being said, it’s also frustrating to almost be to a room, and then have the board completely change on you.
On the scale of chance versus strategy, this game is further towards strategy. You also need to be good with spatial awareness and thinking through a few steps ahead. All good skills to be learning.
If you like the idea of Lego games, but this seems a little long for your kids’ attention span, then I’d suggest some of their smaller games, we really enjoyed the Monster one, it’s a variation on tic tac toe. That has very quick game play, and I’m sure I’ll be writing more detail about it later.