Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Drop It - Board Game Review and Giveaway



Getting a game out in my home means quality time with the family and some friendly competition. Although we have our favorites, we're not picky with what kind of games we play. Card games, board games, word games....you name it, we'll play it.

Studies show that exercising in brain activities has many benefits, including sharpening the mind. Puzzles, board games, and logic books are great resources for putting the brain to work.  It is my belief that games sharpen the mind, form bonds, and bring out a healthy dose of competition.
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Drop It is the newest family board game released by Thames & Kosmos.  Though easy to learn, Drop It is deceptively mind-boggling. One at a time, each player drops a shape into the vertical game board's drop zone. Players earn points for the highest level that their shape reaches when it lands and extra points for touching bonus circles. But be careful not to break the Landing Rule! The shape you drop is not allowed to touch matching shapes or colors after it lands. If you break a landing rule, you will go away empty-handed. The winner is the player or team with the most points at the end.  Drop It is recommended for ages 8 and above.

A game for 2-4 players or two teams, Drop It comes with fairly understandable instructions.  There is just a little assembly required to play. Included is a vertical board with base and a scoring track.  There are several green, blue, red, and yellow wooden shapes.  


Diagrams in the instruction manual shows how many of each shape a person should get based on how many people are playing.  Players start out by choosing one of their shapes, then dropping it in the drop zone.  You want to make sure your shape didn't break any of the landing rules.  For instance, your shape is not allowed to be touching any shapes of the same color and your shape is not allowed to be touching any areas marked by symbols of the same shape or color on the side or bottom edges of the drop zone.  

Points are determined on the highest level in which your shape landed.  You can also receive bonus points.  Variant ways to play the game are included in the instructions.  The person with the most points at the end of the game wins.

This game is competitive, fun, and challenging.  It definitely gets you thinking and strategizing!

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I received product for review from Thames & Kosmos.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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42 comments:

mkjmc said...

We love Scrabble and the new favorite is Code name

Brandi Swanson said...

i love to play guess who with my daughter!

DEBIJOT said...

The family loves to play Monopoly.

Peggy said...

We play Mexican Train

aperry said...

I like to play the board game LIFE and the card game War.

Darlene said...

I love to Euchre

Jan Lee said...

I like to play Scebble as a board game :)

Nancy said...

We liked to play the Game of Trouble. It is easy for young children to play.

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Patricia Green said...

We like to play Sequence. It's fun for kids and adults!

alissa apel said...

I have two, but I'll go with Scrabble. It's challenging. I'm not the BEST at spelling.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

One of my favorite board games is Life! My kids absolutely love Uno and request to play it almost every day.

Julie Waldron said...

We like to play Monopoly

LesleyfromWI said...

We like to play pictionary

Dawn Ballo said...

Our favorite game is Uno.

Kristen said...

I like the game Telestrations.

cp said...

we love to play uno.

Jeanna Johnson said...

We enjoy playing Boom Boom Balloon!

JJAY100 said...

I like yahtzee

Anne Higgins said...

We play a lot of scrabble as well as many card games like Shanghi Rummy

Jeanna Massman said...

We love to play board games with our grandson. Battleship is one of my our favorites.

slb3334 said...

We love to pay monopoly.

Yvonne Woodstock said...

My favorite games depend on my mood and who I am playing with.
Sometimes my husband and I like to play games like Othello or Scrabble or Zombie Dice.
But we most often play games at our family get-togethers and most of our holidays family/party type games especially that make us laugh or that all different ages can play.
Some of our favorites are
Who's The Dude
Hearing Things
Crappy Birthday
Imaginiff
Apples to Apples
Cards Against Humanity
Claymania
and always eager to try new ones.

Niclan80 said...

My favorite board game to play is The Game Of Life.

J Renee W said...

One of my favorite games is Clue.

Nafeeza Chung said...

We love playing scrabble

KrazeKatLady said...

My favorite board game is Sorry.

Nancy Bowers said...

We like to play Sequence.

Heather! said...

Our favorite family game is Switch! So much fun!

Edye Nicole said...

I like UNO!

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Heather D said...

I like Scrabble and Monopoly.

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

The kids and I like to play Upwords.

msrodeobrat said...

I love phase 10!
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Danalee said...

I love connect four, checkers, Chinese checkers, chess, uno. I like so many.

Michelle D. said...

Our family loves us a good game of Uno

Casey Garvey said...

My favorite board games always been monopoly! I like to buy the properties!

Jennifer Q. said...

We like Uno, monopoly and sorry.

Beth said...

I love to play Castle Panic.

mark said...

My family loves Outfoxed.

kdrae said...

My favorite game is Yahtzee!
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tregan28 said...

My family loves to play UNO together.

Renee said...

We like Uno since all ages can understand and play.

tatertot374 said...

We like to play phase 10. thank you