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Downfall

by Hasbro
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  • Play against your friends and family
  • Try and undo all of their hard work
  • Get your counters out before your opponent gets theirs
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Technical Details
Item Weight431 g
Product Dimensions27.4 x 26.7 x 6.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:7 years and up
Manufacturer reference00123
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0006GWQ1Y
Best Sellers Rank 24,857 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight576 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2002
  
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3.6 out of 5 stars

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By M. Cann on 24 Dec. 2007
I enjoyed playing this game as a child and now that I have children of my own have introduced them to it.

The idea of the game is good, very visual and mechanical and encourages the players to think ahead and plan, but the modern implementation is poor:
i) You will have to construct the game yourself from the pieces of plastic provided in the box - each dial comes in two halves that must be pressed together through the main upright unit. In my case the dials had to be pressed together so hard (to avoid them being too loose) that you could hear the plastic splitting.
ii) there is no feel of quality or smoothness when rotating the dials in game play - it looks and feels cheap and fragile.
iii) Counters can too easily get stuck or just fall out (the former I recall was a problem with the "old version" from my youth but if memory serves correct - and it may not - the problem was less frequent).
I will be on the lookout for the older version game in future.

On the upside: an extra twist with the newer version of the game is that a couple of the dials can be replaced with dials with fewer holes on one side thus giving one player a handicap.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. J. Aves on 13 Jun. 2009
The original Downfall was a terrific game, with an element of strategy and suspense. The new version hasn't changed the concept, but is rendered virtually unplayable because of the poor quality of its components - it's liable literally to fall apart. Avoid at all costs.
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This version is the "new" downfall. I am also reviewing the classic version, which I greatly prefer. If you can get that one, do it!
We first picked this game up - the classic version - in Hamley's in London in 1992 - I love games of all kinds, and it's not sold in Canada. My husband lived in the UK for a few years as a child and had fond memories of this game, so it didn't take much to convince me.
The colour scheme has been updated for this "New" version from the institutional blue and white we bought back then. And it's been given a new, "mechanical" look that seems to go over well with the little-boy demographic in our household!
As I said, I must recommend the classic version, if you can get it, over the NEW Downfall style. I think it's a better game.
This "new" version certainly looks more exciting, but its structure is poorly conceived overall. Setting it up, it's hard to pop the cogs in properly, and heaven help you if you don't. My husband had to break his fingers prying them off (after my attempt) and snapping them back on again. I was afraid they would break at that point, but luckily, they didn't.
But the base of this version is its real "downfall" (so to speak). The upper portion snaps onto the base and snaps off for storage. The base is a narrow pointy shape, MUCH less stable than the old rectangular version - wobbles a lot and has no rubber feet, so it slips and slides across the table as you play. Plus, you need a special "key" to turn the dials, as I'll mention below.
I special-ordered the new version from the UK because we'd lost all the playing pieces. So now we have both versions, and I will be reviewing both, and - as I said - recommending the classic one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ian on 28 Dec. 2011
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I owned this toy as a child and have fond memories of playing this with my sister for hours on end. I therefore decided to buy this for my own children and to say I am dissapointed is a huge understatement. Why, oh why, has someone redesigned something so great and turned it into something so terrible.

There is nothing wrong with the build quality. You will never be able to manufacture something that is designed so terribly. Counters do not drop by gravity. The wheels can only be turned extremely slowly or counters do not drop. Counters even pop out and fall to the floor when between wheels. Why do you need keys to turn wheels? What was wrong with the original knobs?

If you ever owned the original version, DO NOT buy this.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scottish Lassie on 12 Oct. 2007
this version of downfall is very flimsy, bendy and unstable. i was missing a key when i bought this and i contacted mb games via email, to ask for a replacement. they would not send me one. very bad customer service. i am now left with an incomplete, poorly made game. not happy.

so, i would not recommend buying this version at all. maybe try the older version, as has been suggested below?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kel on 28 Dec. 2010
I bought this game for my kids for Christmas because I had it as a kid and remember it being great fun!
It isn't anymore! They have totally changed the design, it looks cheap and nasty and the discs don't come through the cogs easily. Would definitely not recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By masters on 16 May 2011
what a load of cheap plastic rubbish bring back the classic edition. Far to fragile for the children to play with, hardly any of the counters would drop into place, counters don't fall smoothly into the chute, so my advice to you DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Grandad on 29 Dec. 2010
The idea behind this toy is very good but this very cheap plastic rubbish which does not work properly is a waste of time and money
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