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HN-EDI205 Educational Insights

Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game

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Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game

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# of Players
2 player
Brand
Educational Insights
Gender
Boys, Girls
Recommended Age
8 to Adult

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  • Trap your opponent in this strategy game for two
  • For 2 players aged 8 to adult
  • Hexagon game board and 2 spy-shaped pieces
  • 40 blockers, be the first to trap the other spy and win!
  • Addictive fun you'll want to play again and again
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Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (7)
  • Interactive (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lots of fun (6)
  • Educational (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (6)
  • Indoor (5)
  • Older children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (5), Working parent (4), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5), No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nowhere to Go review

I bought this for my eight year old son who has severe ADHD and Asperger's (high-functioning Autism). It is extremely easy to set up and play, and the instruction booklet is very simple...Read complete review

I bought this for my eight year old son who has severe ADHD and Asperger's (high-functioning Autism). It is extremely easy to set up and play, and the instruction booklet is very simple and clear. We had a blast the first night learning to play it and going quite a few rounds.

This evening we brought it with us to my in-laws' home to play during Christmas Eve gathering. The box is very sturdy and the game is easily portable.

Games take less than 5 minutes and require strategy and critical thinking skills, but no reading or math. My son tried to teach my 5 year old (kindergarten) niece to play, but it was too difficult for her. So I would stick with the 8+ age recommendation. Perhaps an advanced 6/7 year old.

The only improvement I would suggest is to make the colors on the pawns a bolder, brighter color because we tend to mix up our Men. Otherwise, this gift has been a huge hit and I highly recommend it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Design flaw

If you are going to follow the rules... Which with children you normally need to follow. Allowing a design to eliminate your opponent in one move is a lack of insight and in...Read complete review

If you are going to follow the rules... Which with children you normally need to follow. Allowing a design to eliminate your opponent in one move is a lack of insight and in poor taste. I believe designing a game where the first player wins is rediculas and a waste of time. There needs to be a recall and an upgrade with instructions. Not everyone has the ability to check for variants of play. If you want a real game play chess.

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1.0

Design flaw

By Beat by my 8 year old. Haha

from Winnipeg

About Me Collector, First Time Parent, Working Parent

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment

    Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

    If you are going to follow the rules... Which with children you normally need to follow. Allowing a design to eliminate your opponent in one move is a lack of insight and in poor taste. I believe designing a game where the first player wins is rediculas and a waste of time. There needs to be a recall and an upgrade with instructions. Not everyone has the ability to check for variants of play. If you want a real game play chess.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Need to change rules

    By Againstherisies

    from Chattanooga

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

        First player always wins if you set 4 piece block use your piece and add final stone. 2nd player is blocked to three spaces. Change set up rules to eliminate setting 4 random stones

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Easy to play

        By Dancemom

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • Larger Path Area

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Older Children
        • Travel

        Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

        I thought the game was brilliant, but my 9 year old lost interest after a couple of rounds. I think an older child would have found this game more fun.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Nowhere to Go review

        By clowens9144

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Education Oriented, Homeschool Mom, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Older Children
          • Special Needs
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

          I bought this for my eight year old son who has severe ADHD and Asperger's (high-functioning Autism). It is extremely easy to set up and play, and the instruction booklet is very simple and clear. We had a blast the first night learning to play it and going quite a few rounds.

          This evening we brought it with us to my in-laws' home to play during Christmas Eve gathering. The box is very sturdy and the game is easily portable.

          Games take less than 5 minutes and require strategy and critical thinking skills, but no reading or math. My son tried to teach my 5 year old (kindergarten) niece to play, but it was too difficult for her. So I would stick with the 8+ age recommendation. Perhaps an advanced 6/7 year old.

          The only improvement I would suggest is to make the colors on the pawns a bolder, brighter color because we tend to mix up our Men. Otherwise, this gift has been a huge hit and I highly recommend it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          great game kids loved it

          By Susie

          from west bloomfield, mi.

          About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

            kids had fun and loved playing this game

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My 7-year old loves it

            By René

            from Washington D.C.

            About Me Education Oriented

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

                A very attractively presented and elegant game--easy to grasp and play. My son is very taken by the game.

                Bought this last night, and as with the previous reviewers, we quickly found a configuration of 5 blockers that allows the first mover to win in 2.

                I like that the game is open-ended, but I found that the instruction copy and illustrations were a bit ambiguous. I actually searched for a visual demonstration online to ensure that "you can move as many spaces as you like *in as many directions as you like, over any bridges not blocked by blockers*." (I hope that last part is actually correct).

                It's not a big deal to revise the rule yourself to a 4 or 3 blocker start in order to avoid the 5-blocker trap, but it's something that should have been picked up and revised in test play before publication; the instructions as they stand might lead some to quickly abandon what is a great and potentially deep game as "solved."

                 
                5.0

                Another 8 year-old wins in two moves!

                By nuts

                from Indiana

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

                    Since my daughter quickly figured this out to her advantage (as long as she goes first), we will take your recommendation and start the game with 3 blockers per player.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    2.0

                    My 8 year old figured it out second time

                    By Disappointed

                    from Ohio

                    Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

                    I see that you suggest reducing the number of blockers, but why not suggest it in the instructions? It doesn't get anyone excited if it can be figured out so easily.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Game Flawed:1st mover automatically wins

                    By Just want a fair chance to win!

                    from Cincinnati, OH

                    Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

                    Rules need to be adjusted--my husband immediately found a way to essentially block me in on the first move, as long as he was the first player to move. This was done even though he abided by all game rules, including the rule disallowing blockers to be placed on the three bridges connected to the opponent's starting space.

                     
                    4.0

                    Fun for all ages!

                    By Cher @ Mom and More

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Older Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights Nowhere To Go Strategy Game:

                      The object of the game is to block the other player so they have no where else to move. Each player starts out on opposite points of the board and then moves around leaving blockers so the other player can't cross. The blockers just fit over the "bridges" and you just move your Spy pieces around. So you have to strategize where you want to move so you don't get blocked in. My husband beat me in not too many moves! I love that there are no cards or complex instructions, just two player pieces and the blockers. It is a great game to unwind too and something to get you thinking.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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