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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Drop It Game Review and Giveaway and Make a Splash Giveaway Hop

Back in April, I went to the local PAX East conference which highlights the latest in gaming, whether electronic, board, or otherwise. One of the games I ran across at the time was this game called Drop It. It was in an area of the convention where you're supposed to be able to play test games. Unfortunately, nobody was around at the time for this specific game. Since then, I contacted the vendor, Thames & Kosmosand they offered a game for me to review and another to giveaway.
The giveaway here is part of the Make a Splash Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox. After reading the review and entering the giveaway, be sure to visit the giveaways hosted by the other bloggers in the hop. Looks like there are some interesting prizes there.
Quite simply, the game Drop It is spacial-oriented with lots of strategy involved. You can score points when you drop a piece inside the plastic if it passes a bunch of rules based upon where it lands. Once all the pieces are used, whoever has the highest score wins.

The landing rules are as follows:
  • Your shape is not allowed to be touching any of the same shape.
  • Your shape is not allowed to be touching any of the same color.
  • Your shape is not allowed to be touching any area marked by symbols of the same color or shape on the side or bottom edges of the drop zone.
  • Your shape is not allowed to be sticking out above the top of the drop zone.
If your shape doesn't break any of those rules, then you score points based upon the highest level of the board that the shape intersects. The higher up the board the potential for most points exist. There are also bonus circles spread across the drop zone. If your piece overlaps one of these circles, then you get points based upon the size (small/3, medium/2, large/1).

That's pretty much the whole set of rules. While the rules sound simple, following them takes some getting used to. And it is important to point out that if your piece moves after it has been scored, you don't add/deduct points based upon the new location. There are some variant rules listed, too, for team play, for beginners, and with jokers for when you really want the points but the drop failed to clear all the rules.

Like I mentioned with the rules, game play takes some getting used to. For instance, don't save all your small circle pieces until the end, or all of any piece for that matter. And watch out for the bounce. Then check all the landing rules to see if you score any points.

Drop It is my kind of game. I love the part where you have to first figure out which shape to drop then figure out where to drop it so that it lands in a space for maximum score. As you play more, your strategy improves considerably. 

Game play can be quick if you think quickly or don't think too much. According to the box, it takes 30 minutes to play, which is about the time for our games, too. It is recommended for ages 8+, which seems about right, though for some people 8 is too early if they're just not spacially oriented.

The giveaway runs through 6/30/18 at 11:59pm EDT. It is open to US residents only who are 18+. See Giveaway Rules for more complete rules.
Drop It Game Giveaway
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.






42 comments:

  1. I'd like to see the Exit: Dead Man on the Orient Express game reviewed and given away. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I'd like to see a review for the CHEM C3000 - Advanced Chemistry Set.

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  3. I like the ooze labs chemistry station.

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  4. I'd like to see a giveaway and review for Sensors Alive.

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  5. I'd like to see Harry Hopper :)

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  6. Any of the science labs especially the makeup one.

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  7. I would love to try the Word Slam game.

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  8. I would like to see a review of Ingenious

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  9. Ingenious sounds like a great game. I would love to win it.

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  10. the game jungle party looks cute

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  11. i would like to see Engineering Makerspace Off-Road Rovers reviewed

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  12. Jungle party looks fun. Thank you

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  13. We would love the Ingenious game

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  14. My son would LOVE the Digo It Dinos!!

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  15. I would like the Word Slam Family

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  16. I'd like to see the Science Lab games....love Science! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  17. Exit the Game - An Orient Express Murder looks very interesting to me.

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  18. I'd like to see a review for Word Slam game.

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  19. Always trying to find ways to keep kids off TVs and computers

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  20. A good review on Word Slam game.

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  21. i would love to see a review on the game word slam it looks like a lot of fun.

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  22. My family would like Exit: Sunken Treasure.

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  23. I think that I would have fun playing Dohdles, but I don't think my kids would be old enough to sit through a long game. Monster Trap would be a better choice for them.

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  24. I would love to see a review for Exit the Game - An Orient Express Murder.

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  25. I think the Word Slam game would be perfect for me.

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  26. I love game nights with the family

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