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Downfall is a two-player game for players aged 7 and older, first marketed by the Milton Bradley Company now Hasbro in A strategy game of skill and cunning. Twist and turn the wheels to get your own coloured counters from the top to the bottom first. Featuring keys to block your opponent from turning the wheels and different size wheels for more advanced play.
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Set all of the wheels so the arrows on the wheels point to the arrows on the gameboard. Add the discs to the top of the gameboard starting with the one disc, followed by the second and so on. All of the discs of the same color are put in the same slot on the gameboard.
How to play
If there are two players each players is in charge of the two colors on one side of the gameboard. If there are four players, players play in pairs and alternate turns. The only rule is that a player cannot turn the wheel that was just turned on the turn.
The player can turn the wheel as much as they want in either direction. The wheels must be turned slow enough to give the discs on both sides time to fall into the wheels. All discs must reach the tray at the bottom of the board in numerical order starting with one then two, etc.
A player can do the colors in any order but both colors must reach the bottom in numerical order. What initially drew me to Downfall is the idea behind the game seemed unique and something that I had not seen in other games that I have played.
Any move you make could end up helping your opponent as much as it helps you. As a whole Downfall is a pretty simple game. The rules take minutes to read and about the same amount of time to explain to new players. Downfall is what I would call a casual game. It is probably best when you just play it and see who ends up winning the game.
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I had some fun with the game and it would be something I would play occasionally if someone else wanted to play the game. Downfall does have some problems though. The biggest problem with Downfall is the fact that luck play a big role. It is not that hard to remember how many discs a player has on every dial if you can hear the discs falling between the dials but knowing where they are on each dial is mostly a guessing game.
The only way to know where the discs are located is to play the game often enough that you have memorized the differences between the two sides of the gameboard. Even if you have memorized both sides of the gameboard you could still have a hard time remembering all of the locations of the discs.
This is not necessarily a bad thing but it may drive people nuts who want more control over the outcome of the game. Most of the fun comes from not exactly knowing what is happening on the other side of the gameboard.
One thing that I think could have added a little more strategy to the game would have been to somehow allow players to be able to move discs through multiple wheels during a turn. The best a player can do on any given turn is move a disc from one wheel through another wheel to a third wheel.
While this is a decent amount of movement for a turn, it makes most turns pretty obvious and lacking a lot of strategy. Basically on any given turn you just move one of your discs to the next wheel.
This makes the game feel a little repetitive at times. Before the game began I thought this actually might be a challenge but after playing the game I fail to see how it is much of a challenge. Basically you can make moves that help yourself but to win the game you are likely going to have to rely on your opponent s helping you out.
Component wise the game is decent. Being around 40 years old my version is the editionthe game was still functioning pretty well despite looking like it was played quite a bit.
The wheels do turn hard at times though and I noticed the chips tend to get stuck every so often. The components are pretty bland looking but do a pretty good job serving their purposes. Downfall is a very average board game.
If you play the game enough your knowledge of the board will allow for more strategy in the game but I think that will also take away some of the enjoyment. What keeps Downfall from being a good game is the reliance on luck and the fact that it seems like you have to rely on your opponent s making mistakes to win the game.
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At the end of the day we at Geeky Hobbies were kind of mixed on Downfall. I thought it was an okay game that had some interesting ideas making it a very average game that you could kill a little time with.
I think both opinions are valid and the final score is kind of a mix of our two feelings on the game. Either way I would probably only recommend picking up Downfall if you can get a good deal on it. If you would like to purchase Downfall, you can purchase it on Amazon here.
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As it is not specified either way, I am assuming your group could choose whether or not you wanted to allow it. As you can turn the wheel as much as you want, I believe that you should be able to turn the wheel both ways if you so chose. Thank you for that speedy response.
I had not played Downfall since the late swhen my children were young, and I can not remember how we interpreted that rule. Board Game Review and Rules.
Reply Thank you for that speedy response. Comment Name Website. Information Downfall Reviewer: Eric Mortensen 2.