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Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Disney
Member Name: loopy-lou33
Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Disney
Advantages: Fun, challenging.
Disadvantages: Hard questions!
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!
Summary: Only for true Disney fans!
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