Stratos Spheres loses the 2-D board and lets you build the game – and your logic skills – as you go. To start, add one of your colored spheres to the white neutral sphere and pass it to your opponent. Your opponent then adds a sphere of his/her color. This 2-player game goes back and forth until one player gets four of his/her spheres in a row – in any dimension. With its 3-D construction, Stratos Spheres takes a classic play pattern and adds a dynamic new level of strategy and fun!
As soon as my husband saw the game on our counter-top, he was intrigued. After the kids went to bed, he asked me if I want to try the game out. He knows that I usually beat him in Connect Four, but he quickly noticed I was struggling with Stratos Spheres. That’s because your brain has to adjust to seeing everything in the 3rd dimension, versus just 2-D. I kept turning the spheres around and around, considering all the possible moves and carefully strategizing. I did end up winning, but we both agreed that Stratos Spheres is definitely for the bigger kids.
|Having fun popping on the spheres and counting how many yellow ones she has in a row.|
However, with that said, we did still play with our young daughters the next day and they had a great time putting the spheres together. The 5 year-old and I played together on one team and the 7 year-old held her own against us just fine once she figured out all the different directions you go.
Stratos Spheres is a really neat idea and definitely makes your brain work. It’s a perfect step up from the 2-D four-in-a-row game! I'm definitely adding it to our family game night collection, as well as to my teacher bag!
* Thank you ThinkFun for providing us a Stratos Sphere game in exchange for sharing our personal opinions and experiences with our readers.