Basically a tic-tac-toe game with a with a few strategic twists that allow players to swap or even remove playing pieces. The ghost piece is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this game - it functions like the "Free Space" spot on a BINGO board. The ghost spots benefit all players, and there are four of them - plenty to crowd the board with 'wild' spots that can result in very sudden wins. So, unless you're actually completing your row of four to win, you need to really think about where you place it. The rule booklet encourages kids to think up their own new rules to adapt game play. There are even a few tips and suggested alternate rules to get kids started creating their own games. Extra face pieces (1 of each monster colour) allow even more flexibility for changing game dynamics. Overall, a great little game - made even better because the kids build it themselves. GAME MECHANICS: The graveyard playing area is divided into 4 quadrants - two with four light grey headstones, the other two containing four dark grey stones. Each player rolls the die to determine whether: 1) to add one of your monster pieces (location determined by the colour rolled); 2)swap one of your pieces with another players piece already on the board (you can do this with either one of your new, un-played pieces or one of your pieces already on the board); 3) add a ghost piece; or, 4) move the spider. The spider clears away all monsters in a quadrant - including your own. The ghost piece functions like the "Free Space" spot on a BINGO board, and benefits ALL players.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
Love the game - want to try all the other ones shown on the back of the box. They did the spider wrong, it should have 8 legs not 6.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
Introducing LEGO® Games, the world’s first collection of games that you build, play and change. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, LEGO Games is a great way of having fun together with family and friends. Night has fallen in the graveyard and the monsters have come out to play with the skeletons. The first to get four of their monsters in a row wins. But watch out for the big scary spider! A clever and exciting game for 2 to 4 players.
-4 each of four monster playing pieces, plus 4 skeleton pieces