on 21 March 2010
Pentago is an excellent game for children and adults alike. It's challenging, gets you thinking, and keeps you on your toes at all times! The design is excellent, too, making it ideal for travelling as well as playing at home. Every game you play is different as there are so many permutations, so you can never become bored, no matter how many times you play. It's a little like noughts and crosses, with an extra dimension and twist to it, which is great for encouraging children to plan mathematical strategies in order to win the game, or at least block their opponent.
on 27 August 2012
One of those rare games that takes less than a minute to learn the rules but can be played for a lifetime. Pretty much a thinking man's noughts & crosses, the idea is to get five marbles in a row on an ever changing gameboard. The game requires forward planning and keen observation very much like chess (though not as complicated as that game of course) and like chess has a timeless quality that could see you playing this in 20 years time and still getting as much pleasure from it.
on 12 September 2015
We bought this game a few weeks ago for my son's 10th birthday. It is a good game and well made. However we have found that when the players are evenly matched and they both place their first ball in the centre of a tile, then the player that goes first always wins. We have introduced a new simple rule to counteract this: players cannot place their first ball in the centre of a tile. The play then continues as normal. This seems to remove some of the bias in the game and make it last longer!