Rating: 4.1 Passable
Popularity:3
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1963
Players: 2-4 players
Playing time: 30 minutes
Age:6+

Created by: Gordon A. Barlow, Marvin Glass, Harvey "Hank" Kramer, Burt Meyer

Published by: Arxon, Basic Fun, Inc., Hasbro

Alternate Names: Attrap'Souris, Attrape souris, Fang die Maus Spiel, Fare Kapanı, Hiirenloukku

Description:

Mouse Trap pits 2-4 players against each other as mice trying to navigate through a complex mousetrap. They build the Rube Goldberg inspired mousetrap as they move their mice across the board.

They also try to collect cheese cards, which allow them to move other mice to cheese wheel which is the bait for the trap. Once the mousetrap has been completely constructed, players can attempt to capture each others' mice in it by turning the crank, which activates the mousetrap.

If the mousetrap doesn't malfunction, the mouse is captured and out of the game. The winner is the last mouse who avoids being trapped. The main appeal of Mouse Trap is the ridiculously complex contraption that is the mousetrap.

Somehow even young children can figure out how to assemble it from the blueprints on the board, and everyone enjoys watching it do its magic.

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Components

  • gameboard
  • 4 plastic mice
  • 2 metal marbles Mouse Trap building parts and accessories
  • rubber band
  • 52 cheese pieces
  • die

Object Of The Came

Take turns building the Mouse Trap as you move around the gameboard. Then use the Mouse Trap to try to capture your opponents' mice.

Be the last uncaptured mouse on the gameboard and win.

How the mouse trap works

The player turns the crank A which rotates the gears B causing the lever C to move and push the stop sign against the shoe D. The shoe tips the bucket holding the metal marble E. …



Components

  • 106 U-BUILD Bricks
  • 4 Mouse Marbles
  • 1 Trap Part
  • 1 Space Boot Part
  • 1 Die
  • 1 Gameboard
  • 4 Small Cardboard Cheese Hills
  • 1 Large Cardboard Cheese Mountain
  • 1 Label Sheet
  • Assembly Guide
  • 8 Walls

Setup

  1. Follow the instructions in the separate assembly guide to build your game before you start playing!

  2. Pick a color: green, red, blue or white. Sit closest to that color cheese plate. Take your matching color mouse marble and spaceship. Place the spaceship on either of your color landing circles.

    Place your mouse on top of your spaceship. All other players do the same. …



Components

  • 16 Maze Cards
  • 24 Action Cards
  • Plastic Mouse
  • 42 Cardboard Cheese Wedges

Object of the Game

Be the first player to get 8 cheese wedges safely out of the Maze.

Setup

  1. Separate the cards into 2 decks: the Maze cards and the Action cards.

    Maze cards have pictures on both sides.

  2. Shuffle the Maze cards and place them into 4 rows with 4 cards in each row. Now, while keeping the cards in their rows and columns, flip some over (so their backs are now faceup) and turn some so they are facing in different directions.You have just creat- ed the Mouse's Maze. But watch out! The Maze will change as you play. …




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