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Not Too Frustrating - Great Game
MB Games Frustration
Member Name: rolandrat
MB Games Frustration
Date: 01/01/12, updated on 14/03/12 (23 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to understand, inexpensive, fun to play
Frustration is now made by Hasbro - the largest board game manufacturer in the world.
---The Game in The Picture---
The game I am reviewing is the one with a pop-o-matic in the centre that you press for your score and then you move your pieces aroudn the baord. The illustration is a newer revamped version which is circular and you use weird little paddles to play.
---Why I Like the Game---
This game definitely brings back happy memories of my childhood in the 1960s.
Our original game had little wooden playing pieces (I still have one as a memento!) - but the modern versions are of course plastic.
I had the game in the 60s and we thought it very innovative - we had never seen the pop-o-matic method of using a die before - so we thought it very trendy!
It also meant you did not have the problem of the die falling on the floor all the time - which could be irritating.
The pop-o-matic was a transparent dome in the centre of the board and you pressed it down till it 'popped' back up - thus shaking the die. It also made lovely popping sound when pressed.
Inside the box is a plastic playing board with holes around the sides to hold the four different coloured plastic pieces.
The aim of the game was to get your four coloured pieces back to their 'home', you could have red, blue, green or yellow - a bit like Ludo.
As it was often only my mum and myself playing we would often have two colours each - and then 'race' each other around the board to see who would win.
You had to pop a 6 to start, and if you landed on an opponents piece they got sent back to the start - so it could go on for ages.
You also had to roll the exact number to finish - which also meant you could be stuck waiting for it to turn up for ages while your opponant caught up and finally won - and if they landed on one of your pieces you got sent back to the start anyway!
On Amazon the price is reduced to £11.57.
Available from lots of toy retailers both in the High Street and on line. Is available on Amazon and at Argos.
I bought one for my boys a few years ago as I had such fond memories of it.
Unlike many newer games you do not need a degree to understand the instructions before actually playing - and it is suitable for most ages so long as they can count up to about 20.
Summary: Inexpensive easy to play fun game
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