Product Type: other board games
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Member Name: Renzo6
Advantages: Easy to learn
Disadvantages: Small easy to lose pieces, too quick
Searching around in my attic I started to discover all the old board games that I used to play as a child. I got a bit over excited when I found this one as it used to be my favourites. I got the game out straight away to see if it was as good as how I remembered it to be. Of course some of the pieces were missing as they're so small which is a problem for those children who don't take care of their toys. (I was definitely one of them).
The aim of the game
There aren't many parts in the game (when excluding the small plastic pieces) so its easy to set up. You will get a 4 pieces to make the board: a plastic tray, a metel board, a paper board with the picture of the man on top and the buzzer attached to some tweezers.
Along with the main board you get small plastic pieces which you insert into the plastic tray. These pieces can include an apple, an elastic band, a pencil and so on. They all represent a body part like 'the Adams apple' so although the pieces seem quite random theyre all relevant in some way. Not exactly there to educate your children but its probably a bit more fun that using plastic human organs...
The aim of the game is probably quite obvious by now. The tweezers are used to get all these pieces out without the buzzer going off. You get cards to indicate which one to try and fake money as your reward. The player with the most money when all the pieces are out wins
It's a simple game for children who don't need a complicated lesson on how to play. Its quick, its easy and most of the time you get a laugh out of it.
Its requires batteries and unfortunately its one of those games where you need a screwdriver to change them. A big nuisance in my house! The pieces are also very small so get lost easily.
The game ends fairly quickly so it not the best time waster but good for children who can't stick to a game for too long.
I brought my cousin one of these games for £5 at a charity shop but they usually go for about £9-13. Not worth the price in my opinion but cheaper that most other board games. There are also other styles of this game available, usually going for a higher price around £15. The can include Star Wars, Sponge Bob, Pixar's Cars and plenty more.
Would I recommend it?
Yes and no. Although I loved this as a child, there are so many other better games out there for a cheaper price and I doubt any children of this day and age getting into something so low tech!
Summary: A decent game but better ones out there