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Disney Trivial Pursuit
Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Disney
Member Name: baby-cakes
Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Disney
Advantages: great game, good range of movies
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".
1 game board
1 card holder
300 question cards
4 game figures (Buzz Lightyear, Snow White, Bambi and Mickey Mouse)
24 coloured wedges
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.
* 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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