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



Tri-Spy

Tri-Spy

Fall 2009 Games
Ages: 7 & Up
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Price: $14.95
Review:
This quick-playing pattern-matching game features a small game board, eight playing tokens, and a simple objective - an ideal combination for travel play. Twelve pattern cards at a time are placed face up around the game board. Each card shows three playing pieces in different orientations. Players compete to find a card that can reproduce that pattern by moving just one token on the game board. The player who makes a correct match keeps the card, and puts a new one in its place. The winner is the one who has the most cards when all 60 have been played. Several game variations are offered, including solitaire play, which would be good practice to improve one's skill - and concentration.

Editor's note: Testers were able to overcome the omission in the instructions regarding play progression. Players should take turns moving one piece to create a match.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2009 Parents' Choice


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