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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Product review: Duress The Game



I really enjoyed this game.  It is designed for two person. It combines strategy and chance. The players can change the initial set up of the game adding more variety to the games.  The goal of the game is to move your pieces from the the sides of the board to the center of the board, and get there ahead of your opponent. The moves are determined by pulling a random piece out of the bag. How you move is determined by planning where  you want to move each of your pieces.  If you can plan many steps ahead for each of 16 pieces you will do better.  You can either move to the goal or move to block your opponent.    I found the game play fun, and we plan to play it again. 

There are a couple of the aspects of the game that could have been better.

  • The pieces are very light and are easy to knock off the squares on the board.  Even if you are playing on a stable surface you will need to constantly straighten them.  It would be completely impossible to play it on a train on in a moving vehicle.  If the board and pieces were magnetized it would expand the possibilities for where you can plan this game.  
  •  The second thing that could be better is piece identification.  If you don't play chess you will have hard time identifying icons on the tiles.  Even if you play chess it will take a little while to tell the pieces apart. This could have been easily resolved by adding icon images next to the list of pieces in the documentation.
Overall, this is an enjoyable game to play!

You can find it on Amazon by following this link.


Ali Julia review ★★★★★

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