Sorry! Sliders was described to me as a "poor man's PitchCar" (since it's about $20 instead of $80). This made me immediately start looking for a copy of it.
In Sorry Sliders, the goal is to move all of your pawns up to the "Home" scoring region. To do this, you take four "slider" pawns, and you roll them up the ramp onto the scoring board. After each player has slid all of his pawns, you score points based on where the pieces landed. Each "slider" can move one scoring piece, and to move a piece onto "Home", you must get the exact score that you need. Also, in true Sorry! fashion, if you have a slider land in one of the corners, or go off the board, then your top scoring pawn (that hasn't reached "Home" yet) goes back to the starting position. Keep playing rounds like this until one person has moved all of their pawns to "Home."
|One of the alternate setups|
The second pro for Sorry Sliders is that it is very kid friendly (and, for that matter, targeted at kids). It's ages 6+, but could probably be played with 3-4 year olds. I'm not really sure that it is more kid friendly than other dexterity games (what kid doesn't like flicking things around?) except that the pieces might be a bit heftier, and so they might be able to handle a bit more abuse. Plus, if your kids completely destroy it, you're out $20 instead of $50+ (depending on what else you play with them).
However, though I liked those two things about the game, there were a few things I was disappointed by. Our first game we played four player, and so we used the basic four player setup - a scoring pad surrounded by a ramp on each side. This, essentially, doesn't work with adults. If you're playing with really young children, this might work out, but for adults, this just means that all of the sliders clump up into the middle. And, once a few of them are there, it forms a giant blob of pieces that aren't easily moved. So, instead of having skill or strategy, you're just ramming your pieces into all the ones that are already there. We wrote off this configuration and started playing others.
|The triple decker|
Overall, I give Sorry Sliders a 7.0/10. I was disappointed in it, but that doesn't make it a horrible game. It's something that I would play more if other people wanted to, and that I think that you can enjoy with the right group of friends. Also, I think that kids will enjoy it.
If you're looking for some other good choices for dexterity games, you might also look at Caveman Curling, Elk Fest, and AttrAction.