Tuesday, August 24, 2010

U-Build Sorry!

Publisher: Hasbro

Players: 2-4

Ages: 6+

U-Build Sorry! Rules: N/A

So, you take your classic Sorry! game and you shoot it with the "building-blocks-inator" and you get U-Build Sorry!  At least that is what I thought when we first opened the box.  I thought "okay, it's Sorry! that you have to build yourself."

What I really liked about the U-Build version, was that with the new edition came new rules; it wasn't just a cosmetic change. The rule changes still involve a race to get your pieces home, but there are tag-team, course changing, giant-bug chasing aspects added. The rule changes allow for more strategy than just rolling the dice and moving.

I got, what I know from years of exposure to them was, resounding approval from the kids right away.  My 5-year old said "I really like building stuff!"  My 9-year old replied with a "yup." All of this during the family building of Sorry!

Now, I needed to let go a little on this one.  There is a point where you need to apply stickers to the dice and my kids REALLY wanted to do it.  Normally, I would do it to make sure that the dice faces were all perfectly straight and even, but this is a U-Build game, so I let them build.  When my significant other first picked up the dice to play, she looked at me inquisitively and I responded with "I let them put it together." She both understood and felt bad for me and my compulsive self.

I mentioned giant-bug chasing earlier, and this really was my son's favorite part (followed closely by being able to move walls in front of his mother's path).  Here is a picture:

OZG Kids' Score: 10 points

My score: 6 points - I enjoyed the rule changes and the fun that the kids had building it.  I would have liked to have seen all the pieces made out of plastic for better sturdiness. The main board is cardboard and I worry about durability. There are U-Build pieces that sit in slots on the main board and we found it useful to prop up the board so the pieces could "fall" into their slots better. I would replay this game over and over again with my kids -- I probably wouldn't break it out if it were just grown-ups

One Zillion Games was provided with a review copy of U-Build Sorry!. The fact that a sample copy was provided, in no way influences our opinions of the game.


  1. My kiddos love playing Candyland right now, but I can imagine they would really LOVE this!!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  2. We like to play settlers of catan as a family quite a bit right now.


  3. We like playing Clue together

  4. What are the rules? We would like to play but no rules were included with our game. Please help!!"