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Family Pastimes / Secret Door - An Award Winning Co-operative Mystery Game


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  • Players work together to figure out the mystery that lies behind the Secret Door
  • Because of the cooperative principle, everyone is part of a team that discusses ideas and shares strategies
  • Parent's Choice Toy Award Winner
  • For 1 to 8 players ages 5 through 7 years
  • Made in Canada using recycled boards and papers, soy-based inks, water based glues and safe paints
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Canada
  • ASIN: B00000IUFA
  • Item model number: 12345
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 - 7 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,919 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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Product Description

A mystery game! Valuables have been stolen, and we have to find them before midnight. Together we search through the mansion for clues. At midnight, the thieves may slip away with all the hidden booty! Children enjoy figuring out the mystery of what is behind the Secret Door. Because of the cooperative principle, everyone is part of a team that discusses ideas and shares strategies. Other important skills of memory and logic get a workout, too. Each game is different, exciting and tricky. That's why adults like playing along! Get the magnifying glass, Holmes, and let's get on with the Case. Midnight approaches! Includes: 12 x 12" board, clock cards, set of valuables, the secret door.

Our customers say: "My daughter loves Secret Door. It's food for her brain. She can often find pairs that I miss, which she thinks is great!" - Waterloo, Ontario

Play as friends, not as enemies! Family Pastimes games foster the spirit of cooperation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, complete a space exploration... They never play against each other. After all, the initial impulse to play a game is social; that is, we bring out a game because we want to do something together. How ironic then that in most games, we spend all our efforts trying to bankrupt someone, destroy their armies - in other words, to get rid of one another!

At Family Pastimes we believe that people of different ages and abilities should be able to play side by side, each making their best contribution. We are all there together when we finish the game to take joy in our successes and wonder how we might work together even better the next time we play. Thus, Family Pastimes games will prove to be a friendly form of fun. Socialization, entertainment, academic learning, character growth, etc. - whatever your objectives, we invite you to realize them by cooperative means. We hope you enjoy playing and learning together!

Amazon.com

Winner of the 1992 Parents' Choice Award, this is a game to challenge budding detectives. Players work against the clock to discover which three treasures are hidden behind a secret door. The 12-inch game board illustrates a mansion setting, complete with a Dark Tunnel and an Observatory. Small cards, depicting either valuables or clocks, are dispersed facedown across the board. Players turn over two cards at a time. If a clock is drawn, time is running out and thieves might get away with the three hidden treasures! Children will have fun testing their memories, cooperating with their teammates, and honing their detection skills with this game. With a little care, the cards will survive years of playing. --Wendy Slotboom

Customer Reviews

My 5 and 7 year old both love this game, and so do I!
Beth Sands
Cooperative games help keep the peace at our house and this is the one we play the most.
Elsa Peters
It is VERY over priced for the quality of the product.
Carole Banks

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

112 of 112 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 27, 1999
We purchased this game 3 years ago, when our daughters were 4 and 6 years old. When we got it, we played it every night for several weeks and now, three years later, it remains a family favorite. The fact that it is a cooperative game is a great plus: the game ends with no tears or bitter feelings. But its staying power depends not on the fact that it is cooperative, but that it is different every time you play it, and doesn't get boring with time. While I have, frankly, been bored to tears playing some games with my kids, I enjoy playing "The Secret Door" with them. So, I'd definitely recommend this game as well as another by Family Pastimes: Roundup, which has all the staying power of The Secret Door.
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65 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 2000
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I bought this game for my classroom and let my son try it out first. Now I'm afraid I'll never get it to school. My 6 year old loves it! It is challenging to win, but since we are on the same team and not competing against each other, the challenge is more fun and less frustrating than other games. The only problem with the game is that the cards are not as sturdy as they would need to be in order to last a really long time. Also, the size of the cards (they're pretty small) makes it easy to lose them if you're not really careful. However, the fun of the game, as well as the fact that it helps with memory skills, is well worth the effort of keeping the up with the small cards.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1999
This is a fun memory guessing game. I recommend it for kids ages 4-12+. Adults love it too. The whole idea of a creepy house with a locked door is a wonderful setting and makes the game more fun. The game is different every time. It is challenging for all humans.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
My 10 year old son and I have played this game and found it alot of fun. Not only the game is fun, but it is fun to play a game where you work things out together. You either win together or lose together. It is a great game for anyone who has a problem playing games against another person or anyone who is a bad loser or a bad winner. It comes in a heavy duty box which is great for those of us who have spent half our lives taping game boxes back together.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1999
I have 4 kids, ages 7 1/2, 6, 4 1/2 and 2. We couldn't wait to get and play the game based on reviews we had seen. It is a matching and memory game which is fun but the pieces are very small and can be difficult for little fingers to handle and my older ones bored of it after two games, each of which lasted about 10 minutes. It's fun for a short attention span but not one we grab on a rainy afternoon.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 2000
Santa brought the Secret Door for my son. It has been one ofhis favorite presents this year. In fact we all love playing it. It isa co-operative game and all those playing help each other. It's one of my favorite aspects about the game. If you win, you win together. If you lose you lose together. Somehow losing together is more bearable for a 7 year old. I highly recommend this board game.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Susan Ferron on December 7, 2000
As an elementary school social worker, I like to keep a variety of games and play activities with which to engage my kids. "The Secret Door" has elements of both the card game "Concentration" and the board game "Clue." As a cooperative game, it is a refreshing contrast to (sometimes) visciously competitive games such as "Sorry" (which I also like). I find that even the most ardent bully melts into the spirit of cooperation when playing this game. The only drawback is the near weightlessness of the tiny cards which are extremely easy to lose or misplace (once on the bottom of my coffee mug). Whenever a child stands at the shelf where my games are stored, I find myself thinking, "I hope she picks 'The Secret Door!'"
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 12, 2000
I'm a school psychologist and have this game in my office-it's a great cooperative game. Students use memory skills and work together. It's one of their favorites. Especially third graders.
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