Galt toys sent us the marble racer game and we have been trying it out throghout the Easter holidays.
When I opened the box I was a bit baffled as to the lack of included instructions. There is some information on the back of the box telling us we have to build the structure on the front of the box and then race the marbles. I had a look on line and the aim of it is to race marbles and see which is fastest.
The track took us a very long time to build. The picture on the box looked fairly easy to follow but we found once we put a few pieces together it just fell apart which was a little frustrating. The end result will look like this.
The pieces fit together really easily, they just don’t stay together when other pieces get added and it probably took us at least an hour to build the full track.
Once built, Ryan and Jordanna had lots of fun watching their marbles whizz down the track and spin around the 3 vortexes.
It certainly passed a few evening hours, both building the track and racing a few marbles. Putting it all away only took a few minutes. The game reminds me a little of a marble track game I had as a child tho I cannot remember what it was called. The game does keep children entertained and I’m not sure if perhaps we were doing something wrong or trying too hard to fit all the pieces together, but it just kept falling apart. I almost gave up but got their eventually. We have played it a fair few times now but only built the big track once. Ryan enjoys making his own tracks and seeing how well they work or don’t work and how long they last without falling down. It encourages imaginative play and I now have Ryan asking me to look at his new tracks every few minutes.
Marble racer is from Galt toys. Up to 4 players can play and it comes with an age guideline of 3 years and cost £24.99 directly from Galt. 3 other similar marble games are also available from Galt