Product Type: Hasbro board games
Newest Review: ... cogs usually turn quite easily, but there have been times when they've slipped slightly and become harder to turn. You just simply push it ... more
watch them fall down
Member Name: jrh2
Advantages: fun to play
Downfall is a fantastic game and very different from other ideas out there.
The game is for two players which is a shame but it wouldn't work any other way. I suppose if you had more than two players you could play it in teams.
The game is made from plastic and there is a base and the game which has to be placed in the base before play. If the two are attached the game doesn't fit back in the box.
There are five cogs on each side which have to be put together at the start of the first game. Three are red and two are yellow. They vary on size making some easy and some hard to get past. Each has holes in big enough for the counter to drop, some cogs have one hole others have five. If you have a hole in one place it won't match on the other side. There are two spare cogs which can make it harder.
Also included are two keys and twenty counters. The counters are numbered one to five and in orange, grey, purple and green.
At the start of the game each player chooses two colours and puts them in the top where the counters are stored until the game is in play. There is an arrow on the top and the top cog which must be in line for fairness, so no counters fall early. To start one player must use the key to turn the top cog so a counter falls into the hole. The other player then repeats. Players take it in turns to turn the cog and make there counter drop to the end. Only one turn of the cog at a time though. When the first counter is safe you do the same with the second and third etc. When all counters are on the base that player wins.
This is an excellent game and I find it requires concentration and patience. To complete the game it takes around 15 minutes and is recommended for children over 7 years.
I love this game and highly recommend you have a go.
Summary: great game to play