Board Game Review: Match Madness – “A frantic, quick-paced puzzle game”

Match Madness

I love puzzles. Whether it’s cryptoquips, anagrams, any sort of brain-teaser, I’m all for it. When I saw a game called Match Madness come across my feed, I knew I had to have it.

It’s a pattern recognition game for 1–4 players and can be played in 10–20 minutes.

Here’s the product description for the game:

Let the furious fun begin! Players sprint to arrange a set of 5 blocks so that they match a pattern shown on a card. The first player to succeed grabs the card and a new matching race starts. Tensions rise as you scramble to outpace and outsmart your opponents in this ingenious game of perception. So fire-up your neurons and be transported by Match Madness!!

At its very core, the object of the game is to quickly arrange your blocks to form patterns faster than your opponents.

The game includes five blocks for four players and game cards that display patterns that players need to match.

Each block contains two areas with different colors; in all, there are 4 different combinations.

Then there are the pattern cards, which come in multiple difficulty levels, allowing for people of all ages to play. Each round, a card is flipped over, and all players then flip their blocks and arrange their five blocks to match the design. The first person to successfully make the pattern, wins the card.

Players can play to collect the most cards at a set number or in a specific time limit. It’s really up to you.

Match Madness

There’s also an expansion set we purchased called Match Madness Extreme, which includes a sixth die that has multiple colors and more pattern cards. This really threw the game for a loop and added another level of complexity. We now prefer to play the game with the extreme expansion.

Needless to say, this game has been a hit for everyone we played with. We played this game with just two people all the way to eight people (yes, we purchased a second set of the game). There wasn’t a soul who didn’t love the game. This is great for families, friends, kids, anybody.

Match Madness makes for a fun filler game for those who don’t have much time or just want something quick to play.

The game kind of reminds me of a smaller version of some of the competitions you see on reality TV shows like Big Brother or Survivor, so that was fun.

If this game sounds up your alley, you can purchase Match Madness on Amazon. Here’s the link for Match Madness Extreme on Amazon… and yes, those are affiliate links, if you’d like to help a blogger out. 

Happy Gaming,

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