Calliope Games Tsuro The Game of Path Review

by Missy on March 9, 2012 · 73 comments

Tsuro The game of Path
by Calliope games

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About the game Tsuro:  Create your own journey with Tsuro…the Game of the Path.
Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take
care! Other players’ paths can lead you in the wrong direction—or off the board entirely!
Find your way wisely to succeed.
The rules are simple: you place a tile to build the next step for your stone to follow. Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journey across the board.
Stay the path—your journey begins here.


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From the Calliope website:  Life is moving at hyper speed these days—it’s going faster and getting tougher to navigate every year. The economy, the workplace, and technology all add unbelievable stress to our daily lives. Calliope Games believes we can relieve that stress by engaging our families and friends in fun, face-to-face entertainment. Tabletop games, like the ones we make, offer the opportunity to connect with and enjoy each other within a personal context that inspires socialization, creative expression, and cognitive challenge.
At Calliope Games we are focused exclusively on creating affordable tabletop games that will bring your family and friends together time after time for SUPERSIZED Family Fun!


My family loves playing games together & we love learning new games.  We were given Tsuro to review & we couldn’t wait to have a free night to try it!

Many times when trying to learn a new game, it takes forever to read the instructions and everyone gets frustrated before the game has even begun.  So, this time, before inviting the kids to the table, I read the instructions & was surprised at how quickly I understood how to play.  Within 5 minutes I had the game set up & we called the kids.

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Right away everyone caught on & we were able to play without any stress.  :)  It only took about 15 minutes to play the game which was great considering our youngest was getting tired & needed to go to bed.

We played with our 9 & 12 year old and they learned the game very quickly and didn’t need any help to play.  I think our youngest (age 4 1/2) could play with help, but certainly not on her own.  I’m guessing in the next year or so she’ll be able to play without much help.

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I like this game because it is quick, fun, easy & makes you think.  It’s a brain-teaser type game, but not so much that you get frustrated (even though everyone looks a little crazed in the photo!  Ha!).

Tsuro received a Preferred Choice award from Creative Child Magazine in 2009 and I can see why.  I highly recommend Tsuro & will check out Calliope’s other games for us to try.


You can purchase Tsuro The game of Path for $24.44 at RV $29.99


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1 tracey byram March 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Ugh! looks like a fun game.

2 deb kovac March 9, 2012 at 7:53 AM

I really like the game “GotEm”. I really like the idea of two games in one. Thanks for the chance to win this game. My son would love this game.

3 tamra childers March 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Learned they also have an award wining game named Got Em, love to try it to.

4 Karen March 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I love that they are so focused on Family game time!

5 Elizabeth Trobaugh \AKA MB March 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Wow I have never heard of this game and I know who it love it I must try to win this and if i don’t i will have to buy it :)

6 rachel0 March 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

it’s a family run company!

7 Di P March 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Oh, this would be soooooooooo much fun for the kiddos…and for me! Grin

8 Andrea March 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would also love to get the Double Double Dominoes for my family.
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9 Julie B. March 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I like the Tsuro game the best, but what I learned was that Calliope (my Greek mythology is rusty and I get them all confused now so this was an appreciated refresher tidbit) was the muse of epic poetry, the daughter of Zeus, was known for her beautiful voice, and inspired those around her through the creation of literature and the arts!

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12 christine jessamine March 9, 2012 at 1:52 PM

also like the got em game!

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18 Tracy Awalt Juliano March 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I’d love to try the game, Got ‘Em.

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March 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM

I would like to get my daughter the Double Double Dominoes.

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21 Lyn March 9, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I like that they are focused in getting families to spend more time together and are doing so through their family-oriented games.

22 Jennifer Haile March 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I’d like to try the Got Em game.

23 Jude Skocki Kelly March 10, 2012 at 12:38 AM

“Calliope is focused on pulling families and friends back to the recreation room table in an era where occupations and digital mediums are constantly soaking up each minute of one’s day.” This is so awesome. Every game I go to buy these days are DVD games. I really don’t like them. They are not games that can be played at the camp site or if the power goes out. I like a game that doesn’t require anything but the game and the players ! You know ‘no assembly required’

24 Lori Thomas March 10, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I learned Calliope Games is a family run company that was founded in September of 2009 by Jordan and Dawne Weisman, and Ray Wehrs. Collectively, we have been engaged in the gaming industry for over 70 years!

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27 april yedinak March 10, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I also think the ‘Ugh!’ game looks like fun.

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29 Catie March 10, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Ugh! sounds like a fun game!

30 Paula Tavernie March 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Id like the game Got Em!

31 Kate O'Brien March 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I’d like to play double double dominoes

32 Linda G. March 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I think the Got Em game looks like fun

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I like the Ugh! game
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35 Emmy T March 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Looks like fun, and the pieces seem to be high quality. It is nice to have a game the whole family can use.

36 Laurie Adams March 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM

UGH! looks like a game my girls might enjoy.
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37 Sammi March 11, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I like that they’re being creative and coming up with new games

38 Angie M March 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM

family run company focused on family time!

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Their games are in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

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I like that it is family run for family fun

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42 Karen March 16, 2012 at 11:42 AM

It is a family run company named after the muse of epic poetry. Thanks for the giveaway.

43 De'Anna H March 17, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Got ‘Em looks interesting
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44 Rita Spratlen March 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

The got-em game looks fun and interesting.

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46 Kristen March 18, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I would love the Ugh! game

47 sarah carroll March 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I really want this game for my oldest and the Double double domino’s game looks fun too.

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53 Angela March 27, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Double Double Dominoes

54 tamar March 27, 2012 at 8:29 PM

The Got Em game sounds nice!
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55 heather eg kaufman March 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

This looks like a fun family game by a family run company.

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I also like the GotEm! game.

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The Got Em game

59 Renee Bruno March 29, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Ugh! Sounds like a unique game that could be interesting to play

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61 Kelin March 29, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Hi :) I want to PLAY!!!!!

62 Lucy Schwartz March 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

You gotta love a game named UGH!. It sounds simple and fun.

63 Maegan Morin March 30, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I would love to play Double Dominos!! That looks like it would alot of fun

64 Michelle B March 30, 2012 at 3:49 AM

Got em looks like a fun game

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I’d like to have the Got Em game!

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Got em! is one.

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The Double Double Dominoes game looks fun as well.
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73 Lily Kwan March 31, 2012 at 2:47 AM

I learned that the company is located in Bellevue, Washington.

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