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      06.10.2013 14:17
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      A great family game to play

      We have so many board games at home that if I am honest it would be hard to think of one we don't have in terms of the classic games I think. I do believe board games are a great way to spend time together as a family, having fun and obviously learning as well about turn taking and such like. Last year for my sons birthday my sister asked what she could buy for my son and I pointed her in the direction of the Disney Trivial Pursuit game and this is my review of the game.

      ==What is it?==

      Trivial Pursuit has been around as a game as far back as I can remember. I remember being a child visiting my Grandparents and they had various editions of the game at their house back then. The idea of the game is basically that it is a general knowledge type game where players or teams answer questions on cards in order to earn pieces of cheese or pie depending on what you call the little segments yourself!

      The Disney edition of this game means that this game is more suitable for all the family as opposed to just adults which is always how I viewed Trivial Pursuit as a child. There is also a family edition of the game now which contains both adult and childrens questions and we also have this one at home too now.

      We are told that this game is by Hasbro which is a well respected brand which I associate with quality. It is a family game suited for all those aged eight years and over but I see no reason why slightly younger Disney fans couldn't play as part of a team to be honest. We are also told that this game is suitable for four plus players which was a bit of an issue for us as there is only my son and I live here. Thankfully in the instructions there is a alternate rule for less than four players so please don't let the number of players put you off should you have less than four players.

      ==What do you get in the box?==

      Inside the box you have the following items:
      -Gameboard
      -1 die
      -2 movers
      -12 wedges (ie the cheese or pie!!)
      -3 sets of different category cards
      -1 magic wand

      ==Our experience==

      Upon opening the box I have to say I was very impressed from the off with the quality of the look of the game. The game board is so thick and such good quality and features a silver coloured lettering on the back of the black coloured board which just makes it look a classic game in my opinion. Opening up the board I wasn't let down at all as the board is colourful, glossy and appears perfectly made. On the board there are pictures of Disney characters some of which are traditional like Snow White whilst others are more current such as Phineas and Ferb so it gives you the impression that this game will cover a variety of Disney products which is nice as I think it gives all players an equal chance of getting questions right.

      The game board is set up slightly different to that of the traditional Trivial Pursuit game board. It still features the circle shape which has coloured segments relating to a certain question around it but this one doesn't have any paths leading to the middle section like with normal Trivial Pursuit. This one also seems to have less segments around the circle presumably as it is a family game and thus needs to be a bit simpler.

      Setting up the game is really easy as there are three spaces in the middle of the board for placing each of the three sets of coloured cards. It doesn't matter which set of cards goes in which space on the board. Then you simply need to choose whether you are being red and blue and place your mover on the start space on the board and then roll the die. Ideally you would play this game in teams hence the two moving pieces and you would hope to have an adult and a child on a team but this isn't always possible. There are two questions on some of the cards too and so before you start play you should decide whether you are going to be answering the top or bottom question from the cards for consistency. There is no change in the difficulty of the questions it is just to have some variety I think.

      The die is numbered one to three only and so you aren't going to move around the board massively quickly but as I said it seems to be a smaller board so you don't really notice and of course there is the opportunity to win a piece of cheese for your moving piece at every roll. The spaces on the board are coloured yellow, purple or green for the most part as these represent one of the cards which will also have the same coloured edging but there are also blue spaces where you can choose any category and red to roll again.

      As I mentioned there are three different sets of questions. The yellow questions are a Disney list question where you will have to either list what the question asks you or to choose the options which aren't relevant depending on the question you have chosen. An example may be "which two are not Disney witches?" and you must choose from a list. Green questions are my Disney questions and on these you will be asked to choose your favourite character, hero or villain perhaps from a certain film. You should use the magic wand to select your answer and then the player on your team should guess what you have said. If just two players play then the idea is that the opponent should guess their answer and if they get it right you are rewarded with a wedge. Obviously you need to play fair and not try and get it wrong on purpose so your opponent loses! Purple questions are take 2 trivia questions and on them you have two shots at earning a wedge. Should you get the first question wrong you can attempt to answer a second question which is more general knowledge but linked somehow to the original question. Answers are hidden with that red coloured stuff that you can only see by looking through the red coloured magic wand...a bit like 3D glasses type material!

      What I do really like about this game is the playing cards each have a picture on the top of them and so at a glance you can easily see which Disney thing it is going to be relating to, at least roughly anyway. As an example you may see Woody and Bullseye from Toy Story and know it is going to be about that film but then you may also see Ursula from the Little Mermaid but the question may be more specifically about Disney witches than the exact film she is from. I do think it gives you a vague idea of what you are getting in to though and it isn't often you don't recognise a character from one of the cards and so it is a good idea to aim for that card if you can.

      I like how this is quite a fair game. The questions that you get are only obvious if you know the answer which is the same for any game with question based play I know. With this game though because there are current Disney themes included it means that generally all players will have something they are better at than their opponent. Having visited Disneyland Paris in March my son and I found we were able to answer questions about the park which we wouldn't have had a clue about previously for example.

      The game probably takes about half an hour to play which I think is a fair amount of time for a family board game. You win the game when you have got all six wedges in your moving piece and have answered a question of the other player or teams choosing. We don't get bored when we play this game because there are plenty of cards to work through and enough to keep us interested in play. We have played this regularly with just my son and I but also a few times when my sister is home from Uni as she loves to get involved with the board games on a Sunday. I think it makes an excellent family game for fans of Disney and trivia and would totally recommend it as I think it will last us years!

      ==Price and availability==

      Currently this costs just £14.99 on amazon which I think is an excellent price for a game of this quality that will really last. It would make a great Christmas gift for families who enjoy Disney and playing games and I certainly recommend it.

      Thank you for reading my review!

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      22.05.2013 14:54
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      Great for Disney fans of all ages

      I had to get this game to add to my ever growing Disney collection and I play it all the time! Trivial Pursuit is one of those classic games which most families have in their house when their younger, the original game I found to be boring as I didn't know most of the answers but this version is the complete opposite of boring.
      If you're not familiar with the concept of Trivial Pursuit, you travel round the bored answering questions corresponding to the colour of the square you land on and if you answer the question correctly you win a piece of 'cheese' which is a wedge that fits in your token. Disney Trivial Pursuit follows this concept and you have a Mickey Mouse head shaped token to fit your cheese into. The game looks very appealing with pictures of different scenes of Disney films on each square.

      There are two lots of question cards that come with the game, the dark blue ones are the harder questions and the red ones are the easier questions, this means that the adults can answer the harder ones and the kids can answer the easier questions, making it a more fun and fair game for children. The game also comes with a card holder made to look like a book so the cards don't get scattered and messy, a blue wizards hat which is a feature to give younger players more of a chance.

      The questions are split into six different categories which are: Once upon a time, Heroes and Heroines, Supporting Stars, Monsters and Villains, Places and Props and the Wonderful world of Disney. Once you have answered all 6 correctly and filled your token with pieces of cheese you progress to the centre of the board and answer a question chosen by the other players. If you answer this correctly you win the game.

      The game features loads of Disney films including Pixar so all of the family favourites are in there such as Lady and the Tramp, Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Mary Poppins. This is definitely a game for kids, Disney fans and families and makes great fun at special occasions such as Christmas.

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      16.07.2012 22:48

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      An excellent Disney trivia game suitable for both adults and children

      This game is great as the tables are turned and for once the children are not at a disadvantage in terms of knowledge compared to the adults! It follows exactly the same format as the original trivial pursuit game where the players have to make their way around a circular board answering questions in different categories linked to the different coloured squares on the board to collect wedges before their opponents. The thing which makes this version unique is that all of the questions are about Disney films.

      There are two sets of questions - one for adults and one for children which have appropriate difficulty levels which is a very good idea as all ages can play. The children's questions so not have particular categories associated with them however the categories for questions on the adult cards are Heroes and Heroines, Once Upon a Time, Monsters and Villains, Supporting Stars, Places and Props, and The Wonderful World of Disney. The other nice thing about this game which is different from standard trivial pursuit is that the questions and answers are on the same side of the question card and the other side which can be viewed by the player is a picture of a scene from the relevant film which helps when thinking about your answer.

      The board and all of the pieces are a good quality and look really good. The simple format and questions of different difficulty levels means this is great for either the whole family, just kids or just adults to play. This is an excellent game and is really enjoyable to play.

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      18.02.2012 11:46
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      Fab!

      Like most children my daughter absolutely loves to play games and I enjoy the time we are able to spend together playing them. I bought her the Disney Scene It game for Christmas and she took a real liking to the questions aspect of the game. I decided to have a look for Disney Trivial Pursuit as when we played the standard game at Christmas my daughter was just itching to play along but obviously she couldn't answer any of the questions (many of which are too hard even for me!). I was shocked when looking online that the games seem to vary from £20 all the way up to a whopping £60!

      The game comes in a silver box with a large film reel covering the majority of the lid. On the reel you will see pieces of pie (or cheese, or wedge depending on what you call it), each showing a picture of various characters such as Cinderella, Bambi and Cruelle De Vil which gives you an idea of what films you will find featured in the questions. There is a large Mickey Mouse at the side - what Disney game would be complete without showing Mickey?! At the bottom of the box there is a picture of Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc and states "Now featuring your favourite Disney Pixar characters".

      Contents:
      1 game board
      1 dvd
      1 card holder
      300 question cards
      4 game figures (Buzz Lightyear, Snow White, Bambi and Mickey Mouse)
      24 coloured wedges
      2 dice

      Setting the game up is very simple, unfold the board in the centre of the playing surface (preferably a table), pick a playing piece, insert the dvd and have the question cards ready and you can begin playing. The game board looks just like the standard Trivial Pursuit board but in this version each square contains a picture of a Disney character with the colour surrounding the picture which denotes the category. The large "pie" squares feature a larger picture along with dvd written in the centre.

      Categories -

      * Heroes and Heroines - What did the hero/heroine get up to in your favourite Disney film?
      * Once Upon A Time - story facts, tall tales and Disney details, can you remember them all?
      * Monsters and Villains - All there is to know about baddies, evil acts and unfortunate events.
      * Supporting Stars - Were you really watching closeley, how much do you know about all the cool characters in each movie?
      * Places and Props - Locations and accessories, where did it happen? What car does he drive?
      * Wonderful World of Disney - facts about the entire Disney world, from theme parks to behind the scenes trivia.

      There are two ways to play Disney Trivial Pursuit, the first being the obvious way which is identical to the original Trivial Pursuit game. The only difference being the dvd option which of course you don't have to use should you so wish. If you do play the dvd version, when landing on a pie square use the dvd to answer your question. There are hundreds of questions on the dvd and could be a clip from a movie, hear a sound effect or just pictures.

      The alternative way to play the game is ideal for when you have younger players and this is where the second dice comes into play which is a Mickey dice and features four options - dvd question, speech bubble (if you answer incorrectly you have another go), 2 (double the amount shown on the standard dice) and X (where nothing extra happens). The game is still played the same but this extra dice just gives a little extra for younger children.

      Winning the game is the same as other games, fill your character with pieces of pie and make your way to the centre of the board. Once there, use the dvd to answer the final game question, if correct you win!

      I have always liked a game of Trivial Pursuit, even though the edition we have is really quite hard so a Disney version was always going to be a massive hit with me as I love anything Disney. Playing this game I was definitely not let down, it is a fantastic version of the game with a really wide range of questions, some of which are reasonably simple and others which are very hard! Each question card features a picture of a character or scene from a movie and all the questions are based on that film. This is one thing I really like about this game as it means at a glance I know whether I can ask my daughter one of the questions as there are still many films she hasn't seen as yet. The range of movies covered in this game is excellent, from older ones such as Snow White and Pinocchio to newer ones such as Monsters Inc so there is something that most people will have seen.

      I particularly like the playing pieces which are in the shape of characters (two 'girly' and two 'boyish' so as not to cause arguments!) and the pieces of pie slot and clip into the base rather than being on a standard wheel. You do need to make sure that the pieces do lock into the base or else they just fall out and this is something that drives my little girl mad!

      One aspect that is a little confusing for younger players is that of the pictures on each space on the board. My daughter will try and land on a picture that she knows, thinking that the question that will follow will be the same as the square she has landed on. This does get her a little frustrated at times throughout the game when she forgets that that isn't actually the case.

      Anyone who has played Trivial Pursuit before will know that a game can last for what seems like forever at times and this game of course is no different. Sometimes it will go on so long that my daughter gets a little fed up and just wants to put it away but other times she likes that she can play for a long time. That is the only negative I have with this game though it isn't even really a bad point. I really like the dvd aspect of the game although sometimes we do just play without it and that doesn't affect the game in any way.

      The recommended age range for this game is age eight to adult though there is no reason with an adult a younger child can play this game. My daughter has recently turned four years old and can play this happily (though obviously she is unable to read the questions herself). The game is for two to four players but if you have more players you could simply form teams which would be a good way to play!

      As I said earlier in my review, the price range of this game is quite shocking and can be found online for up to £60 (which I think is quite ridiculous!). I was very happy to find this game on Ebay and win it in the auction for just five pounds so I feel I got a real bargain.

      I really can't recommend this game highly enough, it is a must for any Disney fan in my opinion and I can see we will get plenty of years use out of it.

      Thank you for reading my review.

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        10.12.2011 14:25
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        Great game for Disney Film Fans

        Trivial Pursuit is a game that has been around for as long as I can remember, I remember when I was younger thinking it was a really boring game as I had no clue as to what the answers to most of the questions were (my general knowledge is atrocious) however when I seen the Disney Trivial Pursuit game, I just had to try it (being the complete Disney nerd I am).

        The game is played much the same as the original Trivial Pursuit game, the board has just been spiced up a little and the old boring questions have been swapped with Disney questions! When I first opened the box and seen my new game, well I must say I was very pleased with it, me, my fiancé, my brother and his friend all set up a game quite excitedly and we began play.

        For anyone who isn't familiar with the concept of Trivial Pursuit, here is a quick description as to how you play:
        Each player (up to 6 unless you are playing in teams, then 6 teams are allowed) is given a token in which they will move around the board after rolling dice, you then answer a question that corresponds to the colour of square that you land on, on the board, if you get the question right, you are awarded with wedge that corresponds with the colour of question that you have just answered, you need to collect 6 different coloured wedges and then they must proceed to the hexagonal hub where they will be asked a final question.
        The final questions category is picked by the other players, you get this question right, you are crowned winner and the Trivial Pursuit Champion (and if your anything like me, ready to gloat and make the most out of your glory).

        The Disney Trivial Pursuit game follows these rules completely however, as this is a Disney version of the game, it is more suitable for children than the original game. The original game was targeted for an audience aged 15+ and this game is more recommended for children aged 8+, which is probably spot on as the questions are not as easy as you would think, even though they are Disney related and also it takes quite a bit of concentration to play a whole game, which younger children may lack.

        The board of this game is really rather pretty, it is just like the original game, except Disney have added their own touch to it, making it look a lot less boring, there are pictures of quite a few of the Disney favourites each square on the board, incuding Mickey Mouse, Timone and Pumba ,Buzz Lightyear, Cruela Devil, Belle, Hercules, Snow White and Goofy just to name a few.

        The six different question categories within the Disney version of this game are Once upon a time, Heroes and Heroines, Supporting Stars, Monsters and Villains, Places and Props and the Wonderful world of Disney, you are asked a question depending on which square you land on, in one of these categories, when you have answered one from each, just like I have described before, this is when you moved on to the hexagonal hub to try and answer your final question.

        This game is really fun to play, though if (like my brothers friend) you are not really familiar with all the Disney Films, it can be just as hard to answer the questions as the original Trivial Pursuit, so it is really only one for the hardcore fans.

        There are two different sets of questions in this game, one for the adults and one for the kids, the adults questions are obviously harder and even out the playing field for the kids to be in with a chance to win, I think that this is a really good thing for a board game as it means that each player is answering questions that are on their level, so adults won't get bored and kids won't be in over their head either.

        I bought this game for £30.00 in BnM Bargains which I think was an ok price as I have got a lot of play out of it. You could also buy this in some good toy stores.

        We all had lots of fun with this version of Trivial Pursuit and I was really glad I bought it, this is a must have for any Disney fans. It was priced reasonably and it is a great family activity to get everyone together, especially at Christmas time. Overall I would give this board game a 5 out of 5.

        *also posted on ciao under lorrainek90

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          25.11.2011 14:33
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          Only for true Disney fans!

          I like a good old game of Trivial Pursuit, although my weakness is answering the sports questions. As I have absolutely no knowledge whatsoever about sports this puts me at a complete disadvantage when playing TP, particularly when I get to the centre of the board and my opponents get the chance to choose a category!

          Luckily for me, I was GIVEN (I can't believe someone was giving this away) a lovely Disney Trivial Pursuit game by a friend who was having a sort out! I was really glad she gave it to me because I had seen this game in Woolworths a while ago and had been really tempted to buy it. As anyone who has read my previous reviews will know, I am a huge Disney/Pixar fan, having been forced to watch the films with my kids hundreds of times over and over again, so much so that I reckon I know the script to most of the movies, making me a SERIOUS contender when playing this game. of course, when I'm playing, I am usually up against the kids, who have also seen the films hundreds of times, so I guess it is a level playing field!

          The game is everything you would expect from a Disney product and oozes quality. The version we have is the first version of the game and I should point out that Disney have created a newer version, which is the one pictured above. The only difference that I am aware of is that the newer version has special playing tokens in the shape of Mickey, Buzz and Bambi, to name but a few, and the wedges that you win for answering a question slot into the base. Our version, on the other hand just has the traditional circle tokens and "cheeses" that you find in the traditional TP games.

          The game is aimed at players aged 8 and over, which I feel is about right, as long as they have watched most of the Disney movies! Younger players will find this too hard. My daughter is 8 and she is fine playing it, in fact, she wants to play it all the time!

          To play, you choose a coloured token and place it on the board. you roll the dice and move around the board, landing on coloured spaces. you then have to answer a question, depending on the colour you landed on. In original TP, the colours are different categories, but in the Disney version, there is not much difference between the colours, other than that they seem to get harder as you go down the card. because it is a kid's game, players have the option to select an easy card or a hard one. having played the game a few times, I don't actually think there is much difference between the cards and some of the "easy" questions are really hard. For example-here is an "easy question":

          In 101 Dalmatians, what kind of animals are Queenie, Princess and Duchess?

          Now I would not have a clue on this, but apparently they are cows. There you go. the sports questions in the original game are starting to seem appealing now, aren't they?

          Another "easy" one?

          Which governor sings the song "mine mine mine" in Pocahontas?

          Yes, these are the easy questions, supposedly. You can imagine how hard the adult ones are! The answer, by the way, is Governor Radcliffe, whoever he is!

          If you get the question right, you can slot one of the "cheese" wedges into you token. You need to move around the board in the right way so as to collect all of the tokens and then be the first to make it to the middle of the board and answer one final question to win. Because of this, gameplay can be very even, even if you do know all the questions, because if you are having trouble reaching the all-important middle, the other players can catch up with you.

          Another thing that makes gameplay hard, is that I haven't seen all of the films featured in the game. The game features all of the Disney films and Pixar movies since Steamboat Willie, which as you can imagine, is a fair few. Ask me a question on Jungle Book or Toy Story and I am laughing, but Basil the Great Mouse Detective is one of my weaker subjects, as I have never seen the film. Don't be deceived into thinking that the questions are going to be easy, because a lot of them are really hard.

          As the gameboard is basically a traditional TP board, apart from the Disney pictures, you could also buy a set of original TP cards and play the game normally, as everything is compatible with the original game.

          This is a great game though, and one that we love playing as a family. my daughter usually hates board games and won't join in, but she will always play this one. in fact, I don't know who loves it more, me or the kids!

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            08.03.2011 21:34
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            Just need someone to play it with me

            I know I'm heading for 30 but that doesn't stop me loving Disney films, I remember when I was little and my Mam was taking me to see Oliver and Company and I was being naughty so she threatened not to take me, I carried on misbehaving as I thought she was on about the film Oliver so was thrilled when I got there and it was a Disney film.

            I have collected Disney films since I was about 5 years old and keep trying to get my 3 year old interested with no luck at the moment as she doesn't like the fact of there is always a baddy in them. I personally love everything about the Disney films although I have to admit that I never seem to rate the sequels as highly as the originals, I love that they have the same sort of structure as each other and always have a happy ending, I also like the songs and think there is just the right amount of music in the films and the recognisable voices just seem homely to me.

            When I first saw the trivial pursuit game in the Disney version I was in the Disney shop in York and couldn't afford it, I really was gutted then on Christmas day there was my new game, Mams get it right all the time don't they? The game retails for £25 which isn't any more than the original game retails at which is good as normally specialised board games are more expensive. My game is the older version than the one above as this now includes more of the films which I really can't justify buying.

            The game comes in the normal square box which is quite deep, it is decorated with film rolls scrolling across the box with Disney pictures inside the film roll. The decoration on the box is all metallic which gives it a really nice finish. On opening the box you have a set of instructions which are very easy to follow and then an extra sheet which lists all of the Disney films from Steamboat Willie in 1928 to Tarzan in 1999. This sheet also has film rolls scrolling across the page and the picture of each film inside them.

            The game is the same in basics as the original idea, you have to answer questions on different topics in order to get to the wedge areas and then answer a further question to be awarded your wedge, get the 6 different coloured wedges and make it back to the middle for your final question to win the game. The playing pieces are the same as in the original Trivial pursuit and these are circular plastic with space for 6 wedges in them in orange, pink, green, yellow, blue and brown. The board is circular in shape and is made up of a centre section with 6 sets of film rolls coming off and then one big film roll drawn circularly around the outside of the board. There are pictures in each section of the film roll bordered by a different colour which tells you what category you will answer on.

            In the bottom of the box there is a plastic frame with Buzz Lightyear, Aladdin, Tinkerbell and Timone and Pumba set out of it, the frame is to hold the cards whilst you ask the questions although I do find this is more of a pain than anything else as you keep having to pass the frame around. The questions are in a box which is made of strong white cardboard and the top is also cardboard but is decorated in blue with a film roll of pictures running all the way around it. Inside the box there are 2 sets of questions that can be asked, childrens and adults, the childrens are on red cards and the adults are on blue. Each question card has a picture of the film you have to answer on on the front of it and there are 6 different questions on each card the topics of which are, Heroes and Heroines, Once upon a time, Monsters and Villains, Supporting Stars, Places and Props and the Wonderful world of Disney. Also in the box is the wedges of the 6 different colours and a dice to play with, even the dice is glitzy being made of gold glittery plastic.

            Some example questions are,
            What are the names of Lady's owners? What do aunt Sarah's cat's sing in the film Lady and the Tramp? Who is left in charge of Jim Dear and Darlings Baby? But then you also have the real knowledge ones like, Lady and the tramp was the first animated feature to be released in which format?

            I really love this game, finding someone to play it with can be a little harder mind as not many of my friends and family are as mad on Disney as myself, there is an overall feeling of detail in this game and I would recommend this to any Disney Fan.

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              Recommended for the Disney buff.

              I have two confessions.

              Confession Number One: I am a 37 year old mother of four - and I am a self confessed Disney addict. It may be a sad thing to admit, but when I took my kids to Disney, I was probably more excited than my kids were at seeing Baloo and Simba prancing down Main Street USA. When my 2 year old wants to watch Jungle Book, I'm the one that insists is plays through to the end, despite the fact that she has lost interest in it after 30 minutes. And yes, sad as it may be, I do have conversations with my sister (another self confessed fan) about which is our favourite Disney film, who is the best Disney villain - and which Disney Princess we would most like to be! Yes, I'm 37 years old, but when it comes to Disney I'm probably as enamored with the fairytale of Disney than any child.

              Confession Number Two: I am one of the worlds most competitive people in the world - and my favourite way to exercise my competitiveness is to play Family Trivial Pursuit (mostly because I usually win!).

              And so, what better way in the world can there be for a ridiculously competitive Disney addict who loves Trivial Pursuit to spend a Sunday afternoon than to, yes you've guessed it, play Family Disney Trivial Pursuit! Luckily, I don't have to play by myself as my sister and my oldest daughter as just as hooked (it must be in the genes) and so there has been many a Sunday where we have settled down to a post lunch epic battle.


              ****The Concept****
              In concept, the Disney version of Trivial Pursuit is pretty much identical to the original Trivial Pursuit game. There is a Trivial Pursuit board which has a wheel around the outside, interspersed with squares with different colours on it (the colours being yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, red purple) and then 7 squares there is a larger coloured square with a "cheese" on it). You move around the board (moving in any direction) by throwing the dice and you then have to answer a question related to the colour square that you land on. If you get the question right then you throw again and have another go. When you land on a "cheese" you are asked another question - and if you get it right then you are given a cheese of the appropriate colour to fit in your playing piece. The idea is to collect all six cheeses, before trying to land on the central square and answering a question (the other players can choose the category). If you get it right, you win.


              ****How does the Disney version differ from the original Trivial Pursuit?****
              The design of the board has been Disney-fied. Its brighter and more vivid and child friendly looking. There are pictures of key Disney characters on the board - namely Cruella De Vil, Buzz Lightyear, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Dory and Sully. In edition to this, the playing pieces are the same shape (like a pizza with slices cut out), but they also have Mickey ears at their base. I like the design, but I do think the playing pieces could be a little more imaginative in design - such as different characters at the very least.

              Like the original version, there are cards that have six questions on them - with their answers on the back of the same card. In this version, these questions all have a Disney theme. They can also be separated out into questions for adults and questions for children. This is particularly good for my family as my daughter is able to have the child questions and my sister and I are able to have the adult questions. Therefore we are able to play the same game but at a difficulty level which is relevant to our ages and abilities. There are storybook stands (unique to this version) on which to place the question cards, but to be honest, we prefer not to use these as the stands are not terribly stable and they can only hold a small quantity of cards at any one time.


              ****The Questions****
              As I said, the questions are all Disney orientated and they can also be split into adult questions and child questions. In total there are 1800 trivia cards.

              On the adult cards, there are six categories, namely "Heroes & Heroines", "Once Upon a Time", "Monsters & Villains", "Supporting Cast" and "The Wonderful World of Disney". We all have our favourite category (mine is Heroes and Heroines) but the standard of the questions is pretty even across the categories. The questions cover a wide cover all generations of Disney trivia, from the inception of Disney until the present time. It also has questions on Disney's major feature films and characters, but also on those which are lesser known. I have played this game with "normal" people(!) who are not so into disney - and they have struggled with some of the questions and complained that they were too hard.....but for a Disney buff, they are challenging but not impossible.

              On the child cards, there is only one question (with the answer) and there is a relevant screenshot on the other side of the card.

              I would suggest that the adult version of the questions is used for any person who is 12 or older - and younger than that you use the child version. However, it you have a child who is particularly good at Disney there is no reason why they can't go on to the adult questions if they would benefit from something a little more challenging. The child questions tend to be aimed at more recent Disney films or the more classical blockbusters that are still popular today.

              I have never seen top up cards for the Family Disney Trivial Pursuit....which is a shame as, over time, you are obviously going to learn the answers - and then its not so fun any more. Hopefully, they will bring out top up cards soon as I'm starting to get used to these questions.


              ****Buying it****
              I bought my version of this product from Amazon for £25 - although I have seen "barely used" versions on Ebay for less than half of this price.


              ****The Verdict****
              I really enjoy this game - particularly as I can play it with my daughter and sister and that despite being 30 years apart in age, we can all still participate and spend family time together. I do think that they could do with some more cards with questions on (although I think that with the original Trivial Pursuit packs also). I would prefer to have more difficult questions on some of the blockbusters rather than questions on obscure Disney films that I've never heard of let alone seen, but on the whole I feel the balance is right. I would say that this really would only be enjoyable for those that know and love Disney.....otherwise, as my partner will attest to, it could be pretty boring.

              I recommend this game and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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              A great game with family or friends

              Trivial Pursuit is a bit of a drag sometimes, I admit. You know, when you always seem to run on the wrong colours and get asked the questions on the life and times of Niels Bohr or the year the HMS Endeavour was built.

              This is where the Disney edition of the famous board game Trivial Pursuit comes in. If you guys don't know how the game works, you start off with a an empty circle piece (in this case, cool iconic Mickey ears) and you move around the board, answering questions until you reach a "corner" piece, if you get it right, put in in your circle. Get all the colours (six in total) and you win the game.

              That's the basic idea anyway. The Disney version is fantastically decorated with images and stills from films, character drawings and all sorts. It's great fun for both adults and kids as there are two levels of questions, meaning the adults get as much out of the game a the children would. The questions go as far back to the old days of Disney before feature films with shorts like Steamboat Willie all the way up to films from the mid 2000s, such as Pirates o the Caribbean. It also includes all Pixar studio releases such as Toy Story, Monsters Inc and The Incredibles

              This edition of the game comes with a sorceror's hat (like the one from Fantasia), which can be used for a special rule of some sort, which I haven't actually read or ever used.

              All in all, the Disney Trivial Pursuit game is very fun, and a great game to play as a family, to be enjoyed by children and adults alike

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              A Brilliant Family Game

              Trivial Pursuit is a game that I have always found rather difficult. This is probably because the copy we owned was at least 15 years old, so when being asked question's I was always a little too young to even have an idea of what the question was referring to. Therefore this was always a game that the adults in the family preferred, rather than the children.

              Disney's version of the game changes that. The questions cover years of Disney movies, ranging from Steamboat Willie to Lilo & Stitch to Bedknobs & Broomsticks and even Pirates of the Caribbean. The fact that Disney movies are commonly found in the DVD (or video) cupboard, and the films range across a fair few years means that players young or old(er) have a fighting chance at knowing what the answers could be. Another great thing about this version of Trivial Pursuit is that there are two types of questions available - easier questions for the younger players (colour-coded red) & harder questions for those who want a bit more of a challenge (colour-coded blue). I don't find the harder questions too hard, probably because I've watched a lot of Disney films. Having said that, if there is a question about a film I haven't seen I get rather stumped, but this makes the game a bit more of a challenge - and of course fun. Even though the questions are about Disney films, they can range from colours of the Sleeping Beauty fairies to which song won an academy award for best music score in 1991 (guess which difficulty this question belongs in!), making sure that the game is still a bit of a challenge with some questions even catching you out. I'm just glad that I have a good chance at knowing what the answers could be!

              The board is shaped like a wheel. Players start in the centre and can move down 6 'spokes' to the outer wheel. Each spoke and the outer wheel are divided into squares of different colours, with the largest squares at the base of each spoke. There are six question topics to choose from, each colour-coordinated (Pink, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange & Yellow). Spaces on the board also match the colours, but on most spaces you can pick the theme you wish. The only time the coloured squares come into play is on a large square - if you land on this and answer the question correctly you receive a coloured wedge to place in your playing piece (a round 'dish' split into six sections - always remind us of a pizza dish!). The aim of the game is to collect all six wedges and reach the centre of the board before any other player. If a player gets a question right they get another turn until they get an answer wrong. Sounds simple, but to move round the board you rely on throwing dice and it can become rather frustrating when you only need one colour but you are not getting the right number on the dice to reach your desired square - meaning that another player could sneakily catch up & win (this has happened a lot to me!).

              The question cards during play can be placed in a storybook stand, one side of the book for each of the difficulties. Although the stand is quite nice to look at, and I do like the idea of it, it usually remains in the box as it only holds a small amount of cards (which can sometimes become jammed) and has some severe balance issues. It's far easier just to put the cards in two piles and play with them from there. The storybook theme continues to the design of the box, which has a storybook cover, opening to reveal a wedge-shaped window to the board. The board is decorated with images & characters from the Disney films - both around the edges of the board and on each of the spaces. It looks rather fun, and I always find myself trying to spot different characters on or around the board.

              The game is suitable for players 8 years and above, but I have played it with slightly younger children and they manage to answer quite a few questions (maybe with a bit of prompting), so perhaps could be teamed up with a slightly older player to ensure they have a fair chance and can join in. I really enjoy playing this version of Trivial Pursuit - it not only looks good but also means I can answer questions! I would advise storing the wedge pieces in a resealable bag, or little box, as they are fairly small and could (and have) gone missing, especially when moving the box around. Other than that, this is a game that I would recommend for the family, as everyone can join in and have a lot of fun, and it doesn't last for hours upon hours (especially if you have a Disney buff in the house!).

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