25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Classic Lego with a board game twist - fun!,
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This review is from: LEGO Games 3841: Minotaurus (Toy)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)It's Lego right? You build it, you play with it, you knock it down and make it into something different.
The special feature in Minotaurus is that the model you build is actually a board game. It's quite fun too - a bit like snakes and ladders, except that there is only one snake (the Minotaur) and your opponents get to control it, provided that the special die comes up with the "Move Minotaur" side.
There's another special roll that lets you move blocking pieces to make it harder for the opposition to thread its way through the maze.
The game is mostly luck I guess, though good strategy will win out over numerous games. Until you lose there is always hope, since a Minotaur bite sends one of your opponent's pieces back to the start.
This being Lego, you can adapt the board and make up your own rules - the enclosed booklet has some suggestions.
Here's what a ten year old had to say:
This product has a relatively simple build which makes it ideal for younger builders but older builders may find it very fun to build as well. The product comes with a grid which you put onto the baseplate to build around when you get to the stage at which you are building the actual labyrinth. The Minotaur is a slightly more complex
build which would add to the fun for older enthusiasts, whilst still staying easy enough for a five year old to build. The Minotaur also comes with some rare elements.
Build rating: 4/5
I enjoyed the creative aspect of the game because if the die landed on grey you had to move a wall. The game was very unpredictable-the Minotaur can turn the whole game around! All in all a very fun board game experience.
Play value: 5/5
I'd just add that while it has good play value, you don't get that many bricks for your money. You do however get a standard green base plate which will come in handy long after the game is forgotten.