The funnest game I ever played!, April 27, 2010
This is a review from my 12 year old son... I put this in his Easter basket this year :)
"It is fun. I like attacking my mom with the minotaur and putting blockers in front of her to make sure she doesn't get into the labyrinth. I hope you buy this game - it's sweet! We play board games a lot and this is my all time favorite!"
fun strategy game, April 16, 2010
Game is different each time depending on what rules you have in play. Seems to make the kids think a little more than a normal board game.
Great family game!, April 13, 2010
Our family is big on Lego, and board games, so obviously we were intrigued by all the new Lego games. While at the Lego store, they told me that the staff favorite was Minotaurus, and that it was somewhat like Sorry. We love Sorry, so I thought we'd like this one too!
The goal is to get your heroes to the center of the board first. But there are hedges and walls making a maze that you have to wade through. You roll the die and go that amount of spaces. If the die lands on black, then you can move the Minotaur 8 spaces, hopefully taking out one of your opponents and sending him back to start. If the die lands on grey, then you move a grey wall brick - you can block your opponents' path, or keep the Minotaur from reaching you, etc.
The basic game has you win when you have one hero reach the center, but it's actually way more fun when you require all three heros to be there. Then you have time to really mess up people's pathways and get the Minotaur action going. We also like to play the variation with the addition of a green die option, which enables your hero to jump over a hedge.
The die has got rubber edges, which means it bounces all over when you roll it. It is both funny and annoying at the same time. Be prepared for it to get bounced off the table over and over again. The kids think it is hilarious.
The major downside is that the pieces are regular-sized lego pieces, so they can be hard to manipulate in the tight spaces of the maze. My youngest is 5.5, and he is just barely able to deal with the smallness of it. (But the recommended age on the box is 7+, so he is below that, but he just loves the game.) It would be nice to see a duplo version - I don't know if that would be too big or not.
Anyway, my kids have been wanting to play this every night since we got it. You have to have kids that are okay with getting knocked back to start and a little trash talk. If your kids are traumatized by Sorry, then they won't like this. But if your kids are more cutthroat, then they'll love it. Every time the Minotaur gets unleashed in our games, everyone starts chanting "Min-o-taur! Min-o-taur!" while the hapless hero screams, "Nooooo!!!!" We've been having a blast with it.
lego games are awesome, April 9, 2010
I took a chance with this game, just going by the quality of the LEGO brand. My daughter (8 years old) LOVES this game. It's our go to entertainment, right after school. We usually play one or two rounds, with the occasional third round tie breaker. Well thought out game play, quick play - that can take a while depending on how cut throat players are with the minotaur.
The greatest part of this game s that my daughter can explain the game play to friends quickly and easily, and will keep each entertained for a few rounds.
I plan on checking out all of the LEGO games, and at $15 for most, if they are as well thought out as minotaurus, these are an entertaining bargain.