CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Tales to Play - Where The Wild Things are
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- Our Tales to Play line of games brings to life classic and beloved stories for children and families to enjoy
- If you love the book; then you can now live the game with colorful game boards; with 3D accessories and sculpted pawns
- Each game is an adventure; each time you play you'll experience the magic and whimsy of a great story being told
- Includes 4 wild things pawns; 4 max pawns, 4 scepters, 4 dice, 20 cards, game board, rules
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However, we do really like the main rule of the game where everyone roles their die at the same time and only those with the highest value get to move. More games should take this on, as it keeps all players involved in the game.
All in all, the idea of the game is ok, but the execution is poor.
The kiddos and I hotfoot it home and open it up. The playing pieces are finely detailed and excellently rendered. They look like they have just stepped out of the pages of the book. Better even. We’re excited!
Set-up stymies me momentarily: the directions mention a plastic hill. There is no hill in the box. Maybe it got lost at some point in its lending-library-game past? I shrug. We’ll work around it. The directions also make me think that the scepters belong (until earned) in little holes near the hill. Seeing none, I opt to just pile them in the general vicinity. I later learn these quirks are not exclusive to our copy of the game. Production oversights? I picture the designers originally intending to include a plastic hill and scepter holes, then scrapping that idea (cost-prohibitive? logistically just too darn tricky?) and forgetting to notify the directions-writing department of a needed rewrite. At any rate: No biggie. It doesn’t hinder our gameplay.
The object of the game is to be the first to get your Max around the gameboard. The path takes you from his room, across the ocean, through the woods to where the Wild Things are. There you pick up a Wild Thing “buddy” (your gamepiece attaches to it so you can hitch a ride), continue on to another hill to pick up your scepter (by landing on just the right space). Then you race back to the beach where you [abandon] say good-bye to your buddy & sail back home.
The stand-out novelty of this game—beyond the book tie-in element (arguably incidental/peripheral...but, man, I’m still diggin’ those game pieces!Read more ›
The game itself is really without merit. I was hoping for something clever that has to do with the book, but its about equivalent (and frankly not as challenging) as chutes and ladders. You are supposed to roll the dice and whoever has the higher number is who moves. My son (4yr old) and I just took turns. So you roll dice to move, pick up a card on certain tiles and it tells you to move forward or back. That's pretty much it. At some point you pick up a Wild Thing, but it doesn't change anything game wise. The only twist is when you get to the scepter, you have to roll exact or go around (once) again. Then you go back home. That's it.
So, this game is definitely not for a nostalgic adult. If I wasn't playing with my 4 year old, I'd be very disappointed. For such a great kids book you'd think you would have to use your imagination for SOMETHING in the game, but no. But then you have to remember it IS a KIDS book. My son definitely enjoyed it and for that I rated it as high as I did. I had fun with him and that is what finally mattered. Just keep this in mind if you purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great, family fun game. It is super hard to find this as I don't think they are being manufactured anymore. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CK
perfect for young boys!! Everyone rolls the dice every turn so there is no waiting for impatient little boys!!Published 13 months ago by Ivy
We just received this as a birthday present for my son as the purchaser thought it went along with the Gruffalo books that my son loves. Read morePublished on August 3, 2013 by UK Mum
My daugther really wanted this game, so we got it for Christmas.
She still likes it, but the way the game works sometimes you have to wait a long time until is your turn to... Read more