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Build or Boom

Family-friendly frenzied block stacking (and exploding) game.

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$24.99

Overview

It's never too early to start thinking about entering the popular trade of construction. It's also never too early to blow stuff up! Kids and parents alike are sure to enjoy the frantic fun of Build or Boom.

This two-player game pits challengers head to head as they stack materials to form a structure according to plans laid out on the challenge cards. The first person to successfully balance their pieces to match the plans wins the point. Most importantly, they get to slam their fist into the dynamite, sending their challenger's construction site flying through the air.

It's hard to say what's more fun: matching your build to the blueprint on the construction card or detonating your opponent's construction site with a satisfying TNT smash. You decide when you play Build or Boom!

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Features & specs

  • Two player stacking game
  • Build your structure first and detonate your opponent's
  • Celebrate your victory with a satisfying destruction of your opponent's structure
  • Pneumatic-powered platform is safe and reusable
  • Fast-paced with short rounds
  • Recommended for ages 4+
  • 30 cards in three difficulty levels
  • Includes: 2 construction workers, 2 building platforms, 1 card holder, 8 wood planks, 4 steel beams, 4 traffic cones, 8 cement blocks, 4 inner arch, 4 triangle blocks, 4 wood arch planks, 4 barrels, 30 cards

Construction catastrophe

Build or Boom is a fast-paced head-to-head challenge that's fun for the whole family.

Two builders compete against one another to build a structure first using a variety of blocks. The one who finishes before the other gets to revel in their victory by blowing up their opponent's building with TNT!

Build, build, build, build, BOOM!

Demolition derby

Each round, the two opposing players select the same card with blueprints for a unique structure to build. They race to compete to build that structure, balancing the pace of progress against the precariousness of their architecture. The round ends when the builder with a completed structure smashes their opponent's pile of nearby dynamite, sending a jet of air to destroy their foe's unfinished facility.

Images of players choosing a card, competing to build, and smashing the dynamiteImages of players choosing a card, competing to build, and smashing the dynamiteImages of players choosing a card, competing to build, and smashing the dynamite
Choose a card, race to build, and destroy your opponent's construction.

Erector set

Build or Boom contains everything necessary for two players to build (and BOOM!) against each other.

The game comes with 2 construction workers, 2 building platforms, 1 card holder, 8 wood planks, 4 steel beams, 4 traffic cones, 8 cement blocks, 4 inner arch, 4 triangle blocks, 4 wood arch planks, 4 barrels, and 30 cards.

Build or Boom game elements laid out on a table
The set includes 44 pieces and 30 construction cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is the explosion dangerous?

Answer: The "explosion" is a puff of air that's powerful enough to scatter the building materials, but it's not otherwise harmful at all.

Question: Could I play with four people?

Answer: The game is meant to be a head-to-head challenge and only comes with two construction sets. However, if you got two sets and figured out where to fairly put the dynamite so that everyone could reach, that should work!

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