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Great gift for fans of Disney!
on 21 October 2013
If you are buying this game for a (lets be sexist) little girl who is into Disney, they wont be disappointed. The game is packaged well and looks very appealing with a peephole window to see the jewels and magic red heart.
Inside the box, as an adult, I think the contents are a little disappointing, in terms of value for near £20: there are some (little) cardboard princess cards in a box, a red plastic heart and 4 each of plastic tiara, bracelet and ring with plastic jewels (not enough to complete all 4!) However the girls we borrowed (4 and 6, Disney mad) to play test the game thought it was all wonderful.
The game play itself is very simple, involving guessing the princess from pictures or pretending to be the princess in order to win gems to complete your jewellery. You check your answers using the magic red heart and looking on the back of the cards. As a teacher I'm a bit dubious as to the educational aspect here, but there isn't anything wrong with a game being just for fun. Although the game is described as 30 minutes, we played with 3 people in 15-20 mins and this could be reduced further by just filling the tiara.
I would think that the simplicity of the game means that once shown the rules, children could play without an adult joining in, however it probably also means that after a few plays the novelty will wear off. I'm also guessing that by age 7 or 8 Disney Princesses are a bit passé so the longevity of the game is limited. Seeing as our play testers wanted to wear their jewels long after the end of the game, children might get just as much fun using all the bits in this way so perhaps in this sense they are getting lots of play value.
I think for the price, I would have liked either more stuff in the box, or a game which will hold interest for longer, but if you are buying as a gift, it does definitely have the Wow factor.