Product Type: MB Games board games
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MB Games Frustration
Member Name: emmad5689
MB Games Frustration
Advantages: easy to play, suitable for young children, fun
Frustration is a game by MB Games and one that we not only play with our daughter but a game that I remember from my childhood and can remember myself and my cousins fighting over it at my Grandmas house.
The game can be bought from many places such as supermarkets, toy shops and online and generally costs somewhere in the region of £10-£15, you can also buy the game in character options of which we have the Postman Pat version.
The game comes packaged in a pretty tough cardboard box which is great as it does hold on to all the pieces even though it has been well played with and battered about a fair bit. One thing I think is poor with some games is when the box isn't strong enough and you end up with game pieces all over.
The main part of the game is made of see through plastic and has loads of circular points on it to slot the pieces into, it has the colours red, yellow, blue and green underneath which shows each colours home starting point and each colours goal which is where you need to get to, each player also has a go spot outside their home to start a new piece from. Each played has 4 plastic pieces which are cylindrical pieces in the colours red, yellow, green and blue and then there is a dice in the middle of the board which is under a plastic dome and to throw the dice you have to press down on the dome and the dice bounces underneath and gives you your thrown number.
To start the game or to start a new playing piece on the board you have to throw or bounce a 6, the aim of the game is to get all 4 of your pieces around the board and into your 4 home circles. The game is extremely simple and my daughter has been playing this with us since she was 3 although to begin with we had to help with her counting. If another player lands their piece on top of your piece then your piece gets sent back home and that is as complicated as the game gets.
The game is loads of fun and my daughter loves playing with it, she can be a little bit of a cheat in that she will try and move too many places if we don't watch her carefully but then what child doesn't try it on. The game is a decent price and is one that you can play with for many years, the number of years the game has been out tells you how good a game it is - well recommended.
Summary: A great family game