Go all out to win. Try to block your opponents. Or rotate your play to get out of a jam. What strategy will you use to be crowned the winner in this exciting new family board game from GoTrovo?
The premise behind STRATeSHAPES is simple: be the first to create the pattern on your card to win. But don’t be fooled! With your opponents racing to beat you to the finish line, you’ll need to think on your feet and come up with a fail-safe strategy in order to take home the STRATeSHAPES crown. In fact, depending on what your opponents do, you might even need to re-think your strategy mid-game, to make sure they don’t beat you to it!
STRATeSHAPES is a game of strategy AND chance. You can play it safe and try to make your pattern in a discrete corner of the grid, or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can get stuck in and battle over the territory to see who comes out on top. Maybe you’ll get blocked. Maybe you’ll block yourself – believe us, in the advanced games, it happens! Maybe EVERYONE will get blocked and you’ll have to position yourself to win once the grid is full. Do you gamble that you’re one step ahead, or reason that an opponent is about to win and you need to make a pre-emptive strike to stop them? Who knows! But one thing’s for sure, the more you play, the better it gets!
From innocent kids-play, to no holds barred competition… the options are endless, and once you’ve learnt the basics, you can go all out in the real strategic battles – we’ll even email you a score sheet to keep track of your victories! Forget playing nicely – though manners are still important! – it’s time to pit your wits against your opponents’ and do all you can to scupper their game plan in your bid for STRATeSHAPES glory!
Designed for 2-4 players, aged 8 and up, STRATeSHAPES offers a different level of challenge for all ages, making it as much fun for teenagers and grown-ups as it is for kids! The more players you have, the trickier the game gets.
We know how time-poor most parents and carers are, so just like our other games, STRATeSHAPES is quick to set up, making it the perfect way to fill 5 minutes before dinner. And because you can keep it as simple as you like, it’s the ideal solution for engaging with players who can’t stand the marathon of traditional board games. Alternatively, you can easily fill an afternoon with tournament-based fun. You can even pack it up as a travel game to take with you wherever you go!
And as with all Gotrovo games, STRATeSHAPES also has hidden educational benefits – shhh, don’t tell the kids; it’s a secret! Applying the STEM learning approach, the game is a fun way to teach logic, rotational symmetry, and pattern recognition, making it the perfect teaching aide in the classroom, or to support children’s learning at home. (And in these unprecedented times of home schooling, who doesn’t need a helping hand?)
So, what’s in the box? STRATeSHAPES is proof that the best things really do come in small sizes!
We admit our game boxes are surprisingly small, but that’s all part of the plan! We’ll let you in on one of our trade secrets… we work really hard to ensure all our products come in the smallest box possible. That way we’re not wasting resources on unnecessary packaging, charging you for shipping fresh air to your door, or taking up precious space in your cupboards. But don’t be deceived; bigger isn’t necessarily better, and the STRATeSHAPES box is filled to the brim with fun!
Inside you’ll find:
- 1 Game Board
- 36 Playing Pieces
- 120 Pattern Combinations (60 Playing Cards)
- 4 Card Stands
Everything you need for the ultimate game of strategy – and fun!
Kids, teenagers, grown-ups….get ready for laughs and frustration. No more lounging on the sofa, or channel hopping in search of something to watch on TV. No more mindless YouTubing. Reclaim your brain and get strategizing in the ultimate, fast-paced strategy game.