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Initial thoughts: Lego Minotaurus is a board game with a difference – you build the game yourself before you play! I must admit, when I first opened the box, my heart sank at the sight of what seemed to be hundreds of teeny pieces of plastic. But my brother really enjoyed helping my four-year-old nephew to build the game, which took around 20 minutes. The base is provided and you use a cardboard template to build a maze of walls, with a minotaur monster in the middle. The game can be played by up to four players, who try and move their three mini Lego characters to the centre of the board.
We liked: Although the game says 7+, my four year old nephew had no problems understanding the game, and my seven year old niece enjoyed it just as much. The game is interesting to play for adults – and there’s a nice element of sabotage, too. When you roll the dice, you might get to move your figures, but you might also get the opportunity to block someone else’s path through the maze, or to send the Minotaur in their direction.
We weren’t keen: Nothing, it’s a great game for the whole family and we’re already considering investing in another set for Christmas.
Overall: A fantastic game that’s suitable for even young children, with a little adult support. We also loved that the kids started to make up their own rules and versions of the game after a while – suggesting this is one that will be pulled out of the games cupboard for many years to come.
[Sally, Who’s the Mummy?]