Product Type: Drumond Park board games
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Can you rescue the dino babies?
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Advantages: well made, strong plastic, fun to play, sound effects
Disadvantages: can be a bit fiddly to get the dino babies as they slide around in the nest
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This game is made by Drummond Park whom are well known for making a range of children and adult games including The Logo Game. This game is based on a dinosaur theme. . in case you didn't guess and the aim of the game is to rescue the dino babies for the rampaging T-Rex. Can you save the baby dino's before the rampaging T-Rex bites you? With the game are also sound effects such as a Dinosaur roar and other jungle sounds. The game is aimed at ages 4+ and is suitable for 2-4 players.
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I purchased this from Amazon for £19.99; how-ever the game can now be purchased from Amazon for £14.99. You can also purchase this from Argos for £19.97 as well as from Toys R Us where it is priced at £14.99.
Playing the Game
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In the box there should be a brown base, a green dinosaur and a sealed plastic bag which contains the coloured eggs and the green tweezers which you use to get the eggs out of the nest. There should also be a leaflet which tells you how to set the game up and how to attach the dinosaur to the main base. You will need a small screwdriver to unscrew the door on the base in which 2 x AA batteries need to be inserted. There is also a switch on the button of the game which switches the game on/off. The aim of the game is very simple, so I only needed to read through the instructions once before playing the actual game. The game takes very little setting up; all you need to do is simply slot the dinosaur's feet into the slots which are located on the side of the main brown coloured base. This was a little tricky to do so I actually got someone else to do this as I had already tried to slot it into place 3-4 times with no success. Once the dinosaur is in place you need to simply pop the plastic coloured eggs under the leaf on the brown base. There is an on/off switch on the bottom of the brown base. Simply flick this to the on position and push the dinosaur back until it clicks. The game is now ready to be played. Simply roll the die and this will tell you what colour egg you have to collect. If you roll the white colour with the cross this means you miss a turn. The leaf needs to be lifted carefully in order not to disturb the dinosaur and you have to use the green plastic tweezers to take the correct coloured egg out which is the colour you rolled on the die. The leaf doesn't actually lift up very high so getting the eggs can be a little tricky sometimes and my nephew gets a little frustrated by this. If you disturb the dinosaur he will move forward and bite you (the head to the dinosaur just touches your hand). As you play the game there are some sounds such as a dinosaur roaring and the sound of birds as well. This adds to the fun when playing the game. I have played the game a few times with my nephew and we normally only get approximately 3-4 eggs each before the dinosaur bites your hand. I haven't yet been caught out by the dinosaur but my sister and my nephew have when playing the game. The game is slightly awkward to put back into the box due to how big the game becomes when you add the dinosaur to it. If you do want to store the game in the box then you will have to remove the dinosaur from the main brown stand.
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My nephew wanted this game, mainly because it has something to do with a dinosaur which is something he's very into at the moment. I thought the game was fun to play but can get a little tricky when there are only a few certain coloured egg's in the nest as they tend to slide about a bit due to both the eggs and nest being made of strong plastic. The game is very well made and is also very sturdy, made from strong plastic that can be wiped if it gets dirty. In terms of value I think the game is quite pricey compared to some other games that are available to buy, which are similar to this one. My nephew enjoys playing this game and hasn't yet got bored of it which I am very happy about. I also enjoying playing the game with him as well and I'm sure at some point I will get bitten by the dinosaur. If you know someone who is into dinosaurs and loves games then this is a brilliant game and is also fun to play.
(review may also appear on ciao)
Summary: Dino Bite game.
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