on 17 March 2012
Rush Hour is a sliding puzzle game played with small plastic cars and Lorries on a grid. The cars are positioned according to a game card and then the player has to try to extract the red car by sliding the other vehicles out of the way.
Rush Hour 3 is actually correctly called Card Set 3 as it is only a supplementary pack, it cannot be played as a stand-alone game. You must have the original board and the original cars from Rush Hour to be able to use this card set.
Card Set 3 consists of a box containing 40 more challenge cards. These are split into four categories: Intermediate, Advances, Expert and Grand Master. The pack is also presented with a white Limousine with silver windows. It is the same length as the Lorries in the main Rush Hour game, so it occupies 3 squares rather than the two squares of the red car. This means that the game designers have managed to make the next 40 levels much more challenging as you try to manoeuvre the larger car out of the traffic jam in some of the levels whilst using the original red car in some of them too.
If someone enjoys playing rush hour then this expander pack will add some new challenges and the fun of sometimes trying to manoeuvre the larger car. However it will not add any appeal to players who are not keen on the original version as the logical gameplay as exactly the same.
The cards are supplied in a small box in which they only just fit so the box got tatty quite quickly from putting the cards in and out. Unfortunately the drawer underneath the board where the original game cards are kept is not large enough to keep both sets so you will need to keep it in another box.
on 27 November 2007
With this 'limo' being 50% [3 tiles instead of 2] longer than the red car in the original game, it is rather more difficult to solve the puzzles.
Sometimes you have to drive the limo out of the traffic jam, other times, the limo is just another part of the jam, adding a new range of puzzles featuring 5 vehicles 3 tiles long, instead of the 4 in the original game.
on 22 March 2012
If you like 'Tetris' you'll love this. Everyone in the family is hooked on it, from the 8-year old to the granny. It's an individual game, but you can work on it in pairs (but be ready for arguments when you move the truck and realise you're more blocked in than before!). There are solutions on the back and the game lives in the car - it's ideal for journeys.
on 16 December 2011
this is a wonderful toy, purchased this one as a present after all our family have had hours of fun solving the various puzzles in recent years, looking forward to rush hour 5 and 6
on 7 April 2015
Another expansion pack of 40 puzzles for Rush Hour, this time a limo is provided as the vehicle to get out of rush hour. The Limo is 3 spaces long so gives an added dimension to the puzzles, but please note not all 40 cards involve this new vehicle in the puzzle so don't throw out your old car yet.