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Bamboo Kombino

Bamboo Kombino

Fall 2008 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Price: $28.00
Review:
The use of colored shape tiles instead of numbers made this Sudoku variant especially appealing to our testers. So were the playing "boards" for each player: a bamboo square that looks like a place mat. A 4x4 grid is established by inserts of lighter colored bamboo. As in Sudoku, some of the squares are already filled in, and each player must determine where the remaining tiles should be placed so that each color/shape will appear only once horizontally and vertically. The first player to succeed is the winner. Five partially filled-in challenges are included; each comes in two levels: one with 8 tiles already placed, the second with only 6 tiles in place. Individuals can later challenge themselves to place all 16 tiles in patterns that comply with the rule of no duplicates in any row or column.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2008 Parents' Choice

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