What a fun game for our small children! Drop Shot offers a unique and engaging game play set up, while still being simple enough that our three-and-a-half and six-year-old daughters were able to grasp the concept right away.
The game board consists of two pieces which latch together to make up a ramp and drop tower. We first tried to set it up on the carpet, but the game requires a hard surface such as a table (or at least a floor without carpeting) to remain sturdy.
As mentioned above, playing Drop Shot isn’t too complicated. The goal is to reach the top of the ramp and there are only 15 spaces to get there. Simple enough, but there are obstacles! On each turn a player gets to roll the die once. It will land on either a number between 1-3, a blue rectangle or a yellow circle.
Roll a 1,2,or 3 – Move your marble playing piece that number of spaces, either forward OR sideways. Stay put if your piece can’t be move that number of spaces in a single direction.
Roll a blue rectangle – Insert a gate into one of the available gate slots on the board, or move a gate to a new space on the board if all three are already in play. Gates can be used either to block other players from moving forward (forcing them to move sideways into other lanes), or to protect your own marble from being knocked back to the bottom of the ramp.
Roll a yellow circle – KnockDown time! Drop the larger yellow ball into one of the three holes at the top of the Drop Shot tower, and watch it knock down the playing piece(s) in it’s path. Hopefully not your own!
To make getting to the top just a little bit trickier, players can also knock their opponents back to the beginning either by landing on or jumping over another player’s marble.
My girls and I love playing board games together, and I am so happy about how excited my kids are to play Drop Shot. My littlest still needs a reminder here and there that moving sideways is an option, but aside from that she can play for herself. And both girls get very excited to roll the yellow circle. Even if it means sending their own piece back to the start, dropping the ball into the tower and knocking marbles around is definitely their favourite part of the game.
Do you know someone who would love to play? You can buy it now on Amazon, or ask for it at your local toy or game store.
Drop Shot Giveaway
PlaSmart is generously gifting one of our readers with a Drop Shot board game!
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