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Bought for my 5.5yo daughter who loves card and board games. Liked that it teaches problem solving by cooperation, as my daughter is ruthlessly competitive and a bit of a cheat given half the chance. She loves this and demanded to play it deveral times a day for the first week. We worked together to beat the fox. She loved the excitement when the fox moved forward and loved that for each turn she got to consider whether she wanted to reveal suspects or find a clue. I found the board moves a bit limited and boring - you basically only move back and forth between two spots that are the shortest distance apart so you don't move around the whole board - the board is really there for the fox. It could be improved if they designed it so there was more of a visual physical race against the fox on the board, instead the race is to reveal suspects and through the clues eliminate them until you are able to guess the foxes true identity. Good fun nevertheless.
I was recommended this game and bought it in good time for my grandson's birthday and the price seemed excellent. Unfortunately he has just opened it and there are 2 sets of playing cards and no decoder. As the game is unplayable without the decoder I'm going to have to return it. However now (in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak) is not a good time to return items and the game is not now available in the UK, the only quoted price being over £65! Somehow I'm going to have to retrieve it from my grandson, difficult as I'm self-isolating, and return it before I can get a refund... What a shame. Further to the above, Amazon agreed the refund without the game having to be returned first. Have now been in contact with Gamewright in the US who apologised for the lapse in quality control and have offered to send a free replacement as soon as they are able (current restrictions allowing). Good outcome just a pity it happened in the first place.
Brilliant game, my 7yo daughter loves it. Really nice in its simplicity, we all happily play it together. Giving a star less only because we received blue, green and two yellow pawns instead of red, however this doesn’t affect the gameplay.
this is a good game; it's a simple concept and is quite fun for my 4 year old. The only critique I have is that it is far too easy to roll what you want in your turn; often the fox only moves 2 or 3 times before the game is over. I'm thinking of adding an orange sticker to one side of one of the die and making a rule that every time it is rolled the fox has to move one space. When we first started playing the game, the thief cards didn't fit properly into the clue slot - we had to gently wiggle the card and open and close the clue slot a few times (while wiggling the card) to get it to slip into the correct position... but after a few plays it slides into the correct position a lot easier. And while this is a fun game, my 4 year old definitely prefers non-cooperative games that he can win.
Great, fun game for kids. It's cool to watch kids find the thief. The rules needed to be modified to make it a bit more challenging. We play where you only flip one suspect card and where the fox moves four spaces when you don't get a dice set. These small tweaks to the overall game and the tension and suspense that makes the game seem more thrilling.