A great way for the kids to play, practice & learn cause and effect relationships. This board game consists of how moving parts work, mechanical understanding at a an early age and overall having a great time while hunting for cheese!
The Mouse Trap board game is a family favorite and ideal for kids. It's fast-paced gameplay has players quickly navigating through traps and multi-part machines, while collecting cheese and stealing cheese from other players.
Make sure to watch out for the mouse trap as you go about collecting cheese! Have fun, but always be on the lookout. Based on the classic Mouse Trap game, Hasbro Gaming brings you an updated version with an even more engaging gameplay and design.
The Mouse Trap is more than just a board game with mouse traps and cheese, it helps your kids practice valuable skills in construction, understand cause and effect relationships & it's applications along with decision-making.
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They changed the rules so that the mousetrap has almost no effect on the game. You build it before, not during. You win by stealing cheese from others. Not the kind of game I want for grandchildren. We play with our own rules of course. And as always, the cage falls too easily. I don't know why they changed it.
My 11 year old nephew remembered how much fun this game was when he was 6 so begged me to buy it for him. However, as is often the case the memory is more fun than the actual experience now. It is a bear to set it up each time you want to play and its hard to get adjusted so that it works properly each time you need to operate the "contraption". I would think this game is more for the 4-8 age group than for any older kids. However our experience shows that an adult or older child needs to help set it up and keep it together so the little ones don't get frustrated. Got it for a good price so buying it doesn't "smart" quite as much as it could. I can't absolutely recommend or absolutely reject. Just be aware that it has its flaws.