Product Type: Tomy board games
Newest Review: ... is a very simple game made by Tomy. Unlike the picture, it no longer comes with a base - it is simply a plastic barrel with 24 slots, a... more
~Who Be Popping My Pirate?!~
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Member Name: newby2
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Advantages: good fun
==Tomy Pop Up Pirate==
Jack really does enjoy his family games and I must say I am rather partial to playing them with him. The good thing is that a lot of the games that I played when I was younger are still out and very popular and I have been able to reminisce my youth.
This Pop Up Pirate game by Tomy was one of those that I always wanted as a child but never had. So when I came across the game in pretty good condition in a charity shop I couldn't resist picking it up for a bargain price of £3. The selling price of the game to buy brand new is around the £10 to £12 region depending on where you by it from. This price is a little steep for a game which has limited playability time so I was more than happy to have got it at the price I did.
The game itself is very simple and the content of the box consists of a small plastic pirate, a large brown barrel with a blue plate to stand the barrel on and a good deal of multi-coloured swords. The swords come in 4 colours, red, blue, yellow and green which allows up to 4 people to play at any one time. 2 people are still able to play as long as the swords are divided equally among the two players.
The aim of the game is not to get the Pirate to "POP" up out from the barrel. The game is easy to set up with all that needs doing is the pirate to be pushed into the barrel with a spring mechanism inside being poked down. You then take it in turns to select a slit in the side of the barrel where to slide in one of your own coloured swords. There are two rows of slits around the side of the barrel and each time the pirate is pushed down a different slot will be randomly chosen to make the pirate "POP". But which one will it be?
The game is a tense one and often results in everyone jumping out of their skin when the pirate does eventually get stabbed and pops out from the barrel. The build up to the pop is the best part as the more swords that get slid in the more excited Jack gets!
The game is really easy and the age range of the product for people aged 3 years and over is a little high and I am sure a 2 year old would grasp the game and have fun too. All in all it has to be said that this game is simple and easy to pick up the rules but a lot of fun too. The only downside is that it is a rather quick game to play and after a few times it does loose some of the appeal but for the price I paid I am more than happy to give it a good score of 4 out of 5 stars and a high recomendatin!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a good game
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