Lunar Landing Review (ThinkFun)

Lunar Landing
What It Is

Use logic or get lost in space in the new puzzle game Lunar Landing. In this game, you've got to get the space shuttle to the emergency entry port on the center of the game grid. But you can only move the Explorer figures in certain ways around the grid.

To start the game, you'll need to pick a challenge card. There are 40 challenges among four difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert. The back of each challenge card shows the solution. Set up the Explorer figures (five helper-bots and one shuttle) according to the picture shown on the challenge card. Then, try to navigate the shuttle to the entry port by using two movement rules.

The first rule is that an Explorer figure can only move toward another Explorer in its same row or column. The second rule is that an Explorer must move all the way to another Explorer until its path is blocked, even if that means it passes over the entry port.

When you're done playing the game, all of the pieces fit inside the pull-out drawer underneath the game grid.

Is It Fun?

This is a challenging game that seems easy at first, but as you progress through the challenges, it's going to take more time and problem-solving to figure out how to move all of the Explorers. This would be a fun game to play solo or with a friend if you need some help. But either way, this will definitely appeal to kids and adults who enjoy these types of puzzle games.

Who It’s For
Lunar Landing is for one or more players ages 8 and up. This will be a fun game to solve for people who enjoy these types of puzzle games.
What To Be Aware Of

The game comes with 40 challenge cards, instructions, six Explorer figures, and a landing grid.

This game is actually an updated version of the 2000 game Lunar Lockout.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy