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.
Inside 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.
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.
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.
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.