Product Type: Tomy board games
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Pop, Pop and Pop
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Member Name: VampirePrincess
Tomy Pop Up Pirate
Advantages: An ok game, moment of fun, colourful
Disadvantages: Boring after a few games
Nowadays there are thousands of games and toys on the market, some simpler than others. However some of the most simple games can still be rather fun!
Pop Up Pirate:
'From Tomy, Pop-Up Pirate is a barrel of family fun. The game is played by sliding swords through slots in the barrel. But beware--slide your sword into the wrong slot, and up pops the pirate, which means you're out. Losers walk the plank!'
Well this game is said to be a barrel of laughs!
This is a recent addition to our toy which Gracie won from a raffle at seeing Santa at the golf club. I kind of got a little excited when I saw this game again (yes I'm 27!) This is a game that I used to own as a child myself which ending up going to a charity shop many years ago.
Pop up Pirate is an anticipation game which builds up suspense whilst playing waiting for it to 'Pop up Pirate'. You have your pirate which slots into his plastic barrel, within the barrel you have slots in which you take turns to push in a pirate sword. In total there are 24 swords which makes up 6 of each colour, green, yellow, orange and blue.
This game is for 2 for 4 players with an age recommendation of 4 to 6 years and in my opinion I think this is about right. Gracie is 5 years old and really loves the build up to this game and you can see her getting excited when it is mine turn as she is always hoping it pops on me, the tinker!
Sam who is 12 will play this game with his sister only really to be nice as he has no interest in this game what so ever. Which I guess is due to his age, this game is a little young and 'un cool' for him. I like that this game doesn't require any batteries so it's rather energy efficient.
I personally think this game is a nice filler game as it doesn't take long to see a game through. Depending on how many people are playing this game will only take 7 to 10 minutes, which is great as after a couple of games its rather predicable and gets a little dull even for little miss Gracie!
Now I don't know if it is just me but I think when it is about to pop the sword it harder to push in the slot. Even though the recommendation is 4 to 6 years however I think from 3 years wouldn't have a problem playing this game.
Price and Availability:
You can purchase this game from most game outlets and most supermarkets from around £9.99, which I think is ok value for money. As it does hold Gracie's attention for awhile and gets her giggling.
I do think this is a neat little care free game, Gracie enjoys a few games and gets really excited however after a few games it does tend to get a little tedious.
Four out of five stars from me
Thanks for reading.
Summary: A fun game that will fill gap of boredom