Product Type: Mattel board games
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Scene it? Magical Moments Disney DVD Game
Advantages: really fun game, good range of movies included
I began my Christmas shopping quite early as it is my daughters birthday the week before Christmas also so I have double the amount of presents to buy. My friend told me about a Disney Scene It game that she had bought for her son as it was on offer at Toys R Us and I quite fancied picking one of them up for my daughter. I realise that at four years old my daughter isn't really old enough for this game but she just adores everything Disney and I thought it would be a game that the family could all play and enjoy.
I had heard of the Scene It games but never actually played one so it was all new to me. For those of you who haven't come across them, the Scene It games are a cross between a board game and dvd game. There are other versions available, including Friends (the tv show), Twilight and The Simpsons to name just a few.
Disney Scene It Magical Moments comes in a brightly coloured box with various Disney characters all over. A large Buzz Lightyear is the main character on the box and he is surrounded by the likes of Jasmine, Tinkerbell, Mickey Mouse, Simba and Cars. Inside the box you will find:
* Game board (which looks a little like film reels)
* Questions cards
* Buzz cards
* Playing pieces (Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, Wall-E and Buzz)
* 2 dice
Setting the game up literally takes a matter of seconds, simply open out the board, choose the playing pieces and have the cards ready with the questions. The board opens out into three sections but there is an option to only open it halfway which would mean a shorter game.
Playing the game: Roll the two dice to determine how many moves you are to make on the board and which type of question you will have. This will either be a trivia question card or a dvd question. There are three options on the dvd: All Play, My Play and My Puzzle.
All Play - this is a dvd question where all the players play together and the first person to answer correctly wins. The question could be name the movie, the character, what the next line is and so on.
My Play - the question here usually follows a long movie clip so you need to watch carefully! A second question will then be asked for everyone to answer then move 2 spaces or take a Buzz card
My Puzzle - This is for a single player and there are various types of question here such as who lives here, odd one out, who's who's friend and more.
If you have a Buzz card you follow the instructions on your card, which for example could be if you are overtaken by another player you can move forward six spaces. It is a really straightforward game to play and though there are excellent instructions included in the game they really aren't needed as it is quite self explanatory. The person who gets to the end and answers the winning question is the winner of the game!
My daughter had just turned four when she received this game for Christmas which is two years below the age that it is aimed at but she picked it up really easily and within a few rolls of the dice she had sussed out what was what and which type of question she needed. We played on a team together as obviously she is unable to read and some of the movies she hasn't actually seen yet but for the most part she was able to answer the questions, just not as quickly as she needed to!
The range of movies included in this game is really good, from Mickey Mouse to Wall-E and The Lion King to Tinkerbell, there really is something in there for everyone and like I say there were some that we haven't seen yet but it didn't stop us having a good guess at the answers. When we have played this game we have found that it seems to be the same kind of movies that come up, one game we had lots of "A Bug's Life" questions which is one we haven't seen, and another time we had lots of Ratatouille but I think that is just luck because it is completely random.
This is a game that we really enjoy playing and quite often my daughter will bring it out to play after dinner so its something that we can play together when I am not in work and its nice to be able to play a game rather than her be on her DS which is a new obsession!! Again, as my daughter is younger than the recommended age and can't read there is lee-way in how long she can have with answering the questions as she can't read what is on the screen but as she gets older and learns to read this will stop - although she does like to cheat so maybe not!!
I am so grateful to my friend for telling me about this game being on offer and I was able to purchase it for the price of £9.99 whereas normally it is around £25.00! I do however think I would be happy to pay the full price for it as it is a game that the whole family can enjoy, has a wide range of content so there is something that everybody will have seen and it also gives us the excuse to watch more Disney! A hit all round!!
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: A great game!
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