Product Type: Tomy board games
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Tomy Screwball Scramble
Member Name: clairebear1984
Tomy Screwball Scramble
Advantages: Agood game for over 5s
Disadvantages: Can get repetitive after a few completions
I purchased this game for my daughter last christmas as she has just turned four in december and she was starting to show an interest in her older cousins games. I hadn't realised at the time that screwball scramble was suitable for ages 5 and up and when I realised this I was tempted to return it to the store but opted against it when I remembered playing this as a child and it didn't seem that hard.
Screwball scramble is a mazed game where you have to race around the 3-d maze quickly and complete the different obstacles before the time runs out. Skill, patience and determination is needed as some of the obstacles can be rather tricky and they can take a few goes before getting the marble round. Balls have to jump through hoops and whizz around closed in maze tunnels to get to the other side.
This game is suitable for 1 or more players as you can just take turns and write down who completes the course first deciding the overall winner. I loved this game as a kid and all my friends and I used to have a right good time trying to beat the clock and winning each other.
I do wish I had of bought this game maybe next Christmas as my daughter can only get around some of the course and she becomes very irritated with this. I think the over five rating is correct and if you want to get the full enjoyment out of this game the age should be adhered too.
Overall this is a fun game for kids and I do like to still have a go myself and even now sometimes I don't meet the timer when the marble is in the tunnel.
Screwball scramble is one of the cheaper games around today at just about £8.00 i think this might have something to do with the interest factor for kids. Basically it is the same each time and once you master the maze there isn't really mush more to it.
Summary: A good game for the price
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