Product Type: other board games
Newest Review: ... about due to the confusion of how many squares have actually been covered. To be honest, Mousetrap is a fun game but your kids will pret... more
Member Name: ajp4ever
Advantages: lots of ways to trap the mouse
Disadvantages: too fiddly, too long to set up
My daughter got this game for Christmas a couple of years ago and it was the updated version of the game which sees you flushing ballbearings down a toilet pan with the unknown factor here being that the ball can exit any side and depending which side it comes out then it can set off any one of the many traps dotted around the board!
The game certainly requires a bit of patience to set up and is best done by an adult as the majority of kids will have it wrecked through frustration, the amount of time and effort that is required to set certain pieces of it up!
I have to admit that the game is good fun but it is badly let down by the fiddly nature of a lot of the pieces. E.g. the actual mouse characters that each player has are too small and their design means that they stand on one foot to go round the board and more often than not simply fall over, resulting in confusion where you are on the board. Also the actual spaces on the board are way too small and if two or three kids are playing, it doesn't take long before accusations of, "cheat" are banded about due to the confusion of how many squares have actually been covered.
To be honest, Mousetrap is a fun game but your kids will pretty soon get fed up with it and no doubt when the choice of,"which board game to play?" comes around, this will be bottom of the list as it just takes too long to set up!
Summary: Disappointing game
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