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Match Madness... The quick thinking puzzle game!

Match Madness is a quick and fun puzzle game for all the family, players take a set of cuboids and compete to arrange them in the same format as the challenge card.

Box art of Match Madness with the challenge cards and blocks showing numbers 1 to 5 on them

We first came across this game at Airecon when we were given a demo by one of the distributors trading at the show. We were initially drawn in to the stall by another game, but Alfie worked his magic and showed us a few others that they supply. As soon as we had a go at Match Madness, I immediately knew this would be a game that would resonate with families. I wanted to play again straight away to see if I could beat Alex (which I did!) and wanted a copy for ourselves!

First Impressions

Our first view of the game was not of the box but of the components inside, I was instantly intrigued by it and wanted to know how it worked. The cuboids are brightly coloured with simple block patterns and are made of a sturdy plastic. The challenge cards have a nice dark background to make the patterns pop and are a good quality cardstock. The box is simple in design which helps the name and images stand out with a basic overview on the back.

Game set up of Match Madness showing blocks in arrangements to match to the challenge card

Game Play Overview

The game is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by a variety of ages and abilities. You decide as a group what difficulty level you would like to play at and then turn over a challenge card from that level. Players then race to arrange their blocks to match the lay out of the card. The first player to get the symbols on their cuboids to match the card wins the round. As a group of players, you decide how many rounds you want to play.

Pros and Cons

Match Madness is a great quick game ideal for families or as a quick filler game. It's simple rules make it easy to learn and teach to others, whilst it's challenge makes it engaging for all ages and abilities. It's not a game that will occupy you or the kids for hours on end but will give you a few minutes of fun and problem solving regardless of who you're with.

Final Verdict

Overall, I thought this was a fun, quick puzzle game which engages the players in a race to problem solve. It's not a game I would like to play for long periods of time, but is definitely one I will be getting out on a regular basis. It is great to play with both Kids and Adults and the difficulty of each level is suitable for any age.

In conclusion, we would rate this game an 8.5/10


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