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



Spring 2012 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Maranda Enterprises
Price: $29.99

Pathagon is a two-player strategy game in which players attempt to complete a path of octagonal tiles from one side of the square board to the other. As the paths must cross at some point, only one can successfully reach completion. Players can trap an opponent's tile and have it removed from the board, and when players run out of tiles to place and tiles start getting rearranged play becomes especially challenging. It is easy to overlook potential traps, and enthusiasm for defensive play may leave open pathways unguarded. Even players as young as 6 can grasp the strategy and play competitively, so even wide age disparities can lead to fun and interesting match-ups.

Emily Crawford   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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