Product Type: other board games
Newest Review: ... there is a tube the centre is covered with holes in where you poke loads of plastic straws, you then drop a load of marbles on top of the... more
I can remember this being so much better as a child!
Member Name: k444tmc
Advantages: Classic family game - Fun for kids
Disadvantages: Awfully made - The marbles get stuck - Doesn't last very long
I had bought my daughter this a few months ago on Amazon as a chirstmas present but when she was off school bored and poorly with a sickness bug recently I gave her this early to cheer her up and give us something to do whilst she was off school.
I never owned KerPlunk myself as a child but I remember playing it many times around friends houses - always thought of it as really fun, exciting and a bit relaxed even though there is a bit of strategy involved. To me it was one of them classic family games that everyone should have in their households.
The KerPlunk game comes in 6 pieces made out of coloured semi transparent plastic. You have the base where the marbles roll into and also has four sections (one for each player) to store the dispensed marbles - two green twisted sections and one stick to go in between which creates the sprial tube for the marbles to travel down - and then you have the two half domes which click together to make the top. Through the bottom of the dome you will see little holes in which you need to take the provided straws and push them through to the other end. When all the straws are in use you then pour in the marbles over the top and the aim of the game is for each player to take turns at removing the straws and the person who causes the least amount of marbles to drop through the spiral tube to the base wins.
As per title I wasn't too impressed when playing this again as I do remember the game being generally better and I also thought the older KerPlunk sets were much better made than the current ones we see being sold today.
I have no issues with the marbles or the straws but what gripes me (and my 6 year old daughter) is that because the spiral tubes do not sit properly the marbles get stuck in between the base and the top... and the only way to dislodge is to poke with a straw from the top which often makes other marbles fall as a result... and ruins the mood of the game.
Game play in my opinion also doesn't last any longer than 3-4 minutes with two players so I imagine with a family of four it will not take very long at all to complete.
Summary: Not the best board game , I remember this being better
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