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My children are lucky in the respect that they go without very little, this due in part to me working as well as my husband to ensure they have what they need and also a fair bit of what they want.
One thing they had very few of though are board games, and as my son is now a little older I felt something that could encourage them to play together....peacefully would be the ideal thing, though my friend bought the game that I will now review for my daughter for Christmas, and my son refuses to play with it!
The game I will now review is - "High school musical 3 - mystery date game"
You can probably guess why Connor won't pay with this, so it is left to me to make up the numbers when my daughter decides to play, though I do quite enjoy a game!
The premise of the game is to travel around the board using a counter and dice system, collecting different cards featuring dress, accessories, car etc, but all on different coloured backgrounds.
The idea of the game is to collect a full, matching coloured set of cards, then landing on the "date" square.
You then have to twirl the handle of the specially constructed "door" and pop the door open. If you are lucky you will be faced by the boy (obviously one of the characters from the show itself!), that matches the colour of the cards you have collected, this signals that you are the winner and the games starts all over again.
There are of course many different obstacles thrown in to prolong the length of the game, these are "swap squares", which if landed on can take you either closer or further away from the finishing line, squares that if landed on can relieve you of all the cards you have collected so far, even allowing your opponent to take them putting them in the lead, and finally the boy of dreams or the teacher of your nightmares!
There are five boys in total behind the door of dreams that you could be faced with, if you are faced with any other boy than the one you want you simply wait until your next turn and try again, there is however a teacher card behind the door too, if faced with this card you lose every card you have acquired, sit a detention (miss a turn!) and then have to start all over again....bummer!
This is a fun game that is enjoyable to play, and doesn't really need to be played by a HSM fan only, you need no knowledge of the film to be able to play, but really is a game aimed at girls.
The games states that this is a game for 7 years and over due to some of the counters bases being classed as choking hazards, though I would say that this is a game for 5-6 year olds onwards, as this type of "dating" game would be more appealing to that age bracket.
Price wise this is available for £5.20 from www.amazon.co.uk and is also available from www.toysrus.co.uk
Thanks for reading x