We love playing new games as a family and so were very excited to be sent Disney Pictopia from Esdevium Games.
It’s a game of team work which can be enjoyed by all of us. Children will love seeing all their favourite disney characters during game play.
Inside the box!
6 scoring dials
30 wager coins
1 game board
When reading how to play, it sounds more complicated than it actually is. Once we got the hang of it, it was lots of fun.
The game cards are all double sided. One side will show 4 individual pictures of Disney characters or scenes.
The other side of the card is the question card. This also has answers on.
There is 5 question options, each marked with a unique symbol- Pick 1,2,3 and Spotlight & Solo pick Each of these symbols matches a space on the game board and where the player lands determines which question they get.
To play the game one player starts by rolling the dice and moving the number of spaces. Whoever is playing is also the host. Before reading out a question the host shows players the image side of the card and the players put there wager coin in the spaces on the board.
Whatever icon they land on, the host then reads out the corresponding question.
The players work together on 3 of the questions and individually on two of them using the answer dials.
The wager coins are also double sided. One side being blank, the other with a number. The players cannot look at their coins and must place them number down. If they guess correct they can advance the number of spaces on the coin. The host does not advance whilst they are the host.
Then another player becomes the host and the winner is the first to get to the Disney castle and complete the final challenge.
Like I said the instructions do sound a little complicated and especially so for younger children, but once you start to play and re read a few times over it actually becomes quite simple.
The cards are beautifully designed with lots of Disney characters, both the very well known ones such as Dumbo, Bambi, Brave and a fair few rarer characters that we were not too sure who they were.
Up to 5 people can play. We have 3 as Izzy a little too young just yet. It’s aimed at ages 7 and older. Ryan and Jordanna love it tho Jordanna will struggle with some of the answers and a lot of it is just guess work. It’s a great fun family game and just perfect for Christmas time too.
Can be found over on AMAZON for £19.99 and at many good toy retailers.