Disney Frozen Race to the Palace Board Game

Disney Frozen Race to the Palace board game from Ravensburger is aimed at 5yrs plus and can be played by 2-4 players.  Initially it appears a fairly simple game of climbing places to reach the palace, but it has an interesting combination of three dice and the fact that you don’t just move your own player makes it more complex.

Frozen race to the palace xInside the box are three pieces that join together to create the playing board, along with a large card that stands up to be the Arendelle palace and five figure cut outs with stands, four tokens and three dice.

The game is easily assembled and then play can commence.  The characters used in this game are Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.  There is also Hans although no one own’s him and the aim of the game is to race him to the castle.  If he gets there first then he wins, but if another character get’s there first then they win.

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The game starts by each playing selecting a token, they take a look but don’t reveal which character they are playing.  You then take turn to roll the dice.  You will roll either two colours and a number or one number and two colours.  The colour tells you how many spaces to move and the colour determines which character or characters you move.  If you roll a white you can pick any character of your choice, which is where tactics come into play and you obviously want to choose the character that’s on your token.

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There is also a space on the board with friendly trolls that allows you to jump ahead two spaces and a giant snow creature which sends you back one space.   When a character reaches the castle, it is declared the winner and players can then reveal which character’s token they had.

My children both loved this game, particularly 5yr old Mister B who quickly grasped the game rules, which I think was great and he got really excited during gameplay.  I think he was the perfect age for this although he does have a good understanding of things generally.

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This is a really fun game that we’ve all enjoyed and has been well thought out.  I thought each game would only last about 5 minutes but we found it lasted a good 15 minutes and all the family joined in.

Disney Frozen Race to the Palace Board Game is a must for any Frozen fan who will love playing with all the familiar characters from the film, it’s also a game we have been playing most days which is great and shows it has long lasting appeal.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.







Mr Tumble’s Big Book of Counting – Review

Mr Tumble has undoubtedly been one of my children’s favourite television stars.  They have both sat glued to his television programmes and love joining in as much as they can.  Miss M has started to grow out of him but is keen for her younger brother Mister B to have the same fun with Mr Tumble that she has enjoyed over the years.

Mr Tumble bookMr Tumble’s Big Book of Counting, a new lift the flap book from Egmont arrived for us to review, and Miss M’s eyes lit up as she showed Mister B through the pages, seeing if he knew his numbers.

The book teaches children to count up to 5 with each number spanning a double page with a flap that opens out to make a triple size page.  Each page contains a large number image with traceable finger lines, a little rhyme and bright colourful pictures with items to count relating to the number on the  page.  The book also makes use of the different Tumble family characters to include, Fisherman Tumble, Grandad Tumble, Aunt Polly and more.

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Mister B, who is 3, enjoyed the book and was able to recognise the numbers and enjoyed counting the objects.  The flaps proved a hit too as he was intrigued to see what was underneath.  This a large hardback book with thick card pages.  With it’s bold, bright illustrations it’s perfect for any little Mr Tumble fan out there and a great way to get to grips with numbers!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received a copy of the book in order to write the review.

Shelby’s Snack Shack Game – Review

We love playing games as a family, and with 5yr old Miss M being the queen of games in our house, she was really excited when Shelby’s Snack Shack game arrived from Learning Resources.

Shelby's Snack Shack Game

The first thing you notice about Shelby’s Snack Shack game is the unique shaped box.  It definitely catches your eye with it’s bright, fun pictures and shaped design.  The game is aged at ages 4+, so Miss M is the ideal age to play.  The idea is to collect as many bones as you can and the winner is the one with the most in their bowl at the end of the game.   The box is incorporated into the game and used to place the bones.

A double spinner determines what you do on your turn whether it’s collect some bones, steal bones from other players or miss a turn.  If you do need to collect or return bones there is a second spinner to let you know how many bones you gain or lose.  This provides excellent number and counting skills for little ones as well as them getting used to gameplay and being competitive.  The expression on Miss M’s face when she lands on miss a turn is a picture although she is learning that this is part of the game and she has to accept that she doesn’t always collect lots of bones and be the winner!

Shelby Snack Shack game

The cutest thing about this game has to be Shelby a cute dog shaped pair of tweezers that are used to pick the bones up in this game.  This is an added feature that gives the game a unique aspect, but at the same time lots of fun and extra excitement for little ones.  It also helps aid coordination and fine motor skills so lots of added value with Shelby as part of the game.

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We have thoroughly enjoyed playing this game,  it is well made and has lots of unique aspects.  It is fun, exciting and competitive to see who can collect the most bones.  It encourages learning in numbers, counting and general game playing skills.  An attractive, high quality game that young children will love and great for families to enjoy together.  We certainly have and if you’d like to try the game for yourself, check out the opportunity to win below.

For your chance to win 1 of 5 copies that Learning Resources are giving away, please click HERE to enter their competition.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.