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



Bamboo Rapido

Bamboo Rapido

Fall 2005 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Price: $14.95
Review:
The challenge of this strategic color-matching game is to collect wooden balls of varied colors into a tube so the color sequence matches the colors on a bamboo strip. Sounds easy, until you realize you don't drop the balls down into the tube from the top, but swoop them up from the table into the bottom of the tube. If you make a mistake, you can't remove the last one without emptying the tube and starting all over again, thus losing time in the race to be first. Game play is delightfully chaotic because all 32 balls are massed within a very small playing surface, and even the adults who supervised the testers wanted to play.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2005 Parents' Choice

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