Magnetic-Go Backgammon Review (Alex)

Magnetic-Go Backgammon
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What It Is

Ideal's Magnetic-Go Backgammon from Alex Brands is a travel-friendly magnetic version of the classic board game, Backgammon. The tri-fold game board is made of a super sturdy magnetic cardboard. Two of the panels feature the Backgammon game board and the third features a spinner and area to store your pieces once you've moved them off the board. All the pieces are magnetized to attach easily and stay in place as you play.

The traditional dice for Backgammon has also been swapped out for a more travel-friendly, built-in spinner. So, instead of rolling the dice to see how many spaces to move your pieces, players will instead spin the spinner twice per turn. The gameplay, otherwise remains the same. Directions are included, but if you've never played Backgammon before, you might need some additional help getting started.

A second game is also featured on the back of the game board called Tricky Triangle, which can be played one of two ways--solo or with a friend.

Is It Fun?

We were impressed with the easy on-the-go format of this classic game, perfect for travel near and far. The second game, Tricky Triangle, also adds repeat play value and can keep kids occupied on their own as well.

Who It’s For

Magnetic-Go Backgammon is for ages 5 and up. However, Backgammon can be a tricky game to get the hang of so it may be better suited for older players.

What To Be Aware Of

Additional Magnetic-Go games are also available including Checkers.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy