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Drop It!

Drop It!

Spring 2018 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Price: $29.95

Drop It! is a fun, quick to learn, challenging game of shapes and colors for 2-4 players, ages eight and up.

Using a clear, vertical game board and sets of colored shapes (squares, diamonds, circles, and triangles), players work to drop their pieces into the collection zone (think Connect Four) to rack up points without breaking the "landing rules" of shape, color, edge and height. In short, a dropped shape must not touch a) another piece of the same shape or color, b) areas marked by symbols of the same shape or color on the edge of the board, or c) must not stick out above the board after it lands.

Symbols on the sides of the board determine point values (players earn extra if their pieces are behind the "bonus circles" on the board) that players track on their "score marker." Once all the pieces are played, the player with the most points wins. Seem simple? Don't be deceived. When dropped, pieces bounce and shift making for a (yikes!) this-is-harder-than-it-looks but very fun game.

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