CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Nightmare Before Christmas Operation
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- Totally Custom artwork on the game board
- 12 custom "Funatomy" parts, card deck and money
- Recommended for ages 6+ and for 1+ players
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Getting the game set up is simple. First things first though- you're gonna need two AA batteries and a Phillips/cross head screwdriver to put them into the back of the game. 'kinda lame that they weren't included, but most people have two AAs laying around, so it's not too big of a deal. The batteries are needed for the game to recognize when the tweezers or Funatomy parts touch the sizes of the area they're in, and for Oogie to talk and for his eyes to light up. After that's taken care of, you just need to put the Funatomy parts (bugs, snakes, dice, etc.) where they go. Next, you separate the game cards into two decks: Doctor cards and Specialist cards. Shuffle the Specialist ones, and deal them, face up, to the players. The Doctor cards get shuffled and put aside, face down, near the game board. One of the players gets to be the Banker, and their job is to give money to the players that successfully perform operations.
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The board itself was flimsy when we took it out of the package, and while the theme they set is pretty cool, oogie boogie doesnt light up half the time when you hit the metal contacts, and the parts are way too easy to get out of the holes. A three year old with poor motor skills wouldnt have any problem mastering this.
Even though I bought it as a novelty, I expected it to perform just a tiny bit, and after playing two rounds with my wife and her sister, we put it away disappointed.
Fortunately she is to young to realize it does not work as it should. Touching the sides with the tweezers does not always result in it blinking like it should. Like the original, once you play a few times and get a hang of it the game offers no real challenge.
You play the game the same as you do the original Operation, but this version has really unique rhyming cards and little gruesome objects (ie...spiders, snakes, worms, etc...) to remove from Oogie, instead of the usual bones. Also, instead of the normal "buzz" sound when you hit the side, you get Oogie Boogie himself talking to you! He has 4 different sayings, such as "I'm going to die laughing!". His voice is perfect and it sounds just like it did in the movie. Not only does he talk, but his eyes and mouth light up green when you make a mistake, as well.
For those who complained about the game not being made as well as the original, they must not be remembering the original accurately. Operation has always been a cheaply made game. It's not made to play rough with, but if you put it away each time you're done playing with it, it will last for years.
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Love the sound effects and the game looks amazing.only negative things that the pieces don't go down farther than they do so it makes picking them up...waaaaaay too easy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Noel Cullen
such a cute game for any kiddo that loves this movie! it comes with all the little pieces that are spooky and ghoulish without being too disgusting or scary. my toddlers love it!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer