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Path Finder

Path Finder

Fall 2015 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Price: $14.99

Simply put, the goal of the game is to fill the game board path with varying lengths of colored rods. Roll the die to determine which color rod/stick to place on the path. If the die shows Hape logo, it's treated as a wild card and any color piece can be used. There is no winning or losing. There is lots of observation and problem solving. And because each game is different, there's lots of fun to be had.

Our testers enjoyed playing the game together; we enjoyed watching them collaborate. Older players became guidance counselors, advising younger ones on which piece should be used and why. After playing the game, children used the rods to measure objects, leading to good discussions and introduction of a ruler.

The colorful wooden rods and board are nontoxic, durable, and easy to clean. The small, cotton sack stores the game pieces.

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Hape International Inc.

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