Review: Arokah Discover The Mystery

Monday, 22 January 2018


January's Blogger Board Game Club selection is something very different to anything we have tried already. Arokah is a new and unique multi puzzle. It is based on a naturally occurring phenomenon discovered by Steve C Brazier. The game comes as a wooden board with a number of wooden pieces and 6 double-sided paper inserts with different puzzles. Each puzzle offers a unique challenge. To complete a puzzle you must entirely cover the playing surface by combining various pieces together ensuring there are no gaps left and the outer boundary limits of the puzzle are not crossed. 


Both Me and Sam have tried this out and equally found it intriguing and frustrating at the same time. You can think you have got it and get to the last little space that needs covering to find that the only piece that shape is already being used elsewhere on the puzzle! No two pieces are the same and some are much easier shapes to use than others. It is a very fascinating concept and when it is going well I really enjoy playing. It really makes me feel like I am exercising my brain which is a great feeling. It is very difficult though. I was shocked to discover it is suitable from 6+ because I don't think Gracie could tackle it and she is 7.


Between us we have managed to complete Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 but I haven't mastered the ultimate  Master challenges yet and need to retry both level 5 puzzles as I am determined that I will complete all the challenges! I think this is a really clever game and is ideal for any puzzle or mathematical lovers. It is a real challenge and would make a great gift. I would never have picked it up for myself but have really enjoyed trying it out and attempting to master it.


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18 comments

  1. this looks really interesting, and great for little learners wanting to get better at maths. My son would love it as he loves maths and puzzles, go figure? lol :) x

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    1. Yes it would be great for that! As long as he has the patience!

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  2. Oh this looks like a fun game! I love puzzles and anything that gets the brain working, I also love the design of it!

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    1. It is really fun and you feel so satisfied when you get it right!

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  3. This sounds like a really interesting game! I've never seen anything like it. I do love brainteasers though!

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    1. It is interesting! I really enjoyed it.

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  4. I do love mystery games but can quite easily get frustrated with them when they start taking too long lol

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    1. Yes this was my problem! I enjoyed it but got so annoyed at times when I thought I had it but didn't quite!

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  5. i have never heard of AROKAH but its looks like a great one to try! Quite unique!

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  6. This looks great. I've been looking for something to challenge my brain and this looks perfect.

    Katie xoxo

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    1. It is definitely worth trying! It is certainly challenging.

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  7. I love mystery, detective and puzzle games. They are so much fun! I would get this.

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  8. This is something me and my other half would love, we do love a good puzzle, especially one that frustrates but also gets the brain ticking!

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    1. Me and my partner are so competitive that we couldn't play it together haha

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  9. I've never heard of this before but it looks very interesting! xo

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    1. It is definitely interesting. Thanks for reading!

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