Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2011 Games
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games
Price: $19.99

FastTrack is a game of propelling small wooden discs across a wooden track and onto your opponent's side. The discs are launched by a small elastic cord found at the end of each side of the track. Two can play, with one person on each side of a board divider with a small hole through which the discs can glide. Each player starts with five wooden discs, and whoever clears her side of all discs first wins. The game is reminiscent of air hockey. The testers really liked this game. They loved the fast pace and have played it quite often. Though it is designed just for entertainment, one could argue that it works on hand-eye coordination and patience, given that aim and pacing improve a player's chance of moving a disc through the small hole. Regardless, this is basic no-batteries fun that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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