Product Type: Tomy board games
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A Kids Game That Has Stood The Test Of Time
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Member Name: cutestkids
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Advantages: A good classic game that kids of all ages will love
Disadvantages: Does not beep, sing, flash or need batteries Everything can be stored in the box easily
I can rember Pop up Pirates from when I was a child and was delighted when I discovered that it was still available to buy.
This is one of those classic childrens toys that does not change over the years and brings just as must fun and enjoyment to each new wave of children that play it.
It really is very basic, no flashing lights, beeping sounds and music and best of all no batteries to replace every two minutes.
The box is very colourfull illustrated with the actual game in bright child like colours.
In the box is a blue base a brown barrel and a pirate with 24 swords in blue, yellow, green and red, there are also stickers to attach to the base.
Everything fits back in the box for storing
The object of the game is to push the little swords into the slots on the barrel without making the pirate pop.
The game is easy to set up just sit the barrel on the base and push the pirate in to the top, each player picks the colour of sword the would like and takes turns to push a sword in, hopefully without making the pirate pop.
A couple of tips for playing the game, you need to hold the barrel steady when pushing in the swords as sometimes it can slip off the base, also don't lean with your face directly over the top of the game as when the pirate does pop it may hit you.
I have found that I can usually tell when the pirate is about to pop when I am putting the sword in just feels a little different as you push it into the slot, the kids do not seem to have noticed the subtle difference though.
Watching my kids playing with this game and seeing the anticipation on their faces as they push in the swords is fantastic.
It just goes to show that the old classics really do stand the test of time and toys do not need to be all singing all dancing to be enjoyable.
I bought my game from Tesco for £12.00 but have seen it range from around £8.00 upwards since.
A would highly recomend this game we play it regulary and even my 10 year old will play.
Age range from 4+ (my son has been playing since he was 3)
Summary: On my top ten toys list has been around for years and wil be here in years to come
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