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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Nightmare Before Christmas Operation
From the Manufacturer
"Well, Well, Well What Have We Here? It's Oogie Boogie with a lost of ghoulish ailments. Put on your scrubs and enter Dr. Finklestein's lab as you operate on the Boogi Man in this classic game of removeable parts. It will take a steady hand to get rid of Oogie's "crawling flesh", "spider veins", "snake eyes" and more. Watch out for Oogie's revenge. If your surgery fails, Oogie will let you know so, let the incision begin before Oogie dies laughing.
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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.
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.
Alright, now for playing the game. The first player takes the top Doctor card from the deck and reads it aloud. It tells you which Funatomy part to remove and how much money you'll get if you successfully remove it. Using the tweezers, try to remove the part without touching the sides of the hole the part is in. If you touch the sides, Oogie will say something and his eyes will light up, and your turn will be over. If this happens, the Funatomy part stays in the hole, you keep the Doctor card, and the person with the Specialist card for that Funatomy piece gets to try. If they're unsuccessful too, the Doctor card gets placed at the bottom of the deck, but Specialist cards are kept until the piece in question has been removed. If you get the piece without touching the sides though, collect your money from the banker and discard the cards for that piece. The winner is the person with the most money after all 12 Funatomy pieces have been taken out.
I liked that the Specialist cards net you twice as much money as the Doctor cards, making the players try even harder to do a god job the first time around so the next person doesn't get a lot more money. The Oogie Boogie board looks great and it's fairly well-made. The voice samples are few, but it sounds just like Ken Page, Oogie's voice actor from the movie, and the lines fit the character perfectly. The things I don't like about the game are small nitpicks. First, the money is just standard paper money, similar to Monopoly's. This means it'll be ripped and bent up as time goes on, but it also means you can easily make more of it with the right colored paper and a copying machine. Just remember kids- it's not good to try that with real money. Second, some of the Funatomy pieces seem a little too bulky for the holes they go in. I know part of the challenge is getting an odd-shaped thing out without touching the sides, but a few pieces like the spider, snake and scorpion were tricky, and took us several turns to get out without messing up. The only other minor gripe is that the game could've been a little more sturdy, like maybe with weighted legs for the board to stand up on. The ones that hold it up are ok and do their job, but this game is easily moved. Again, these are minor complaints, and don't affect the score much since the game's so much fun, and they don't ruin the playability of it. Oh, and I guess some replacement pieces would've been nice since they're so small and just one color.
This NBC Operation game is very much worth the money, and sure to be a hit with any fan of the movie, regardless of their age. I didn't think I'd enjoy playing it as much as I have. I wish we had cool variations of board games like this when I was little! Maybe I'll give the NBC Jenga a chance next.
Needless to say, this is not as advertised and not worth the money and it obviously looks like shill posts are bumping up the rating on this game.
Also the holes are rather large shallow compared to the old fashion one. This game would be good for young kids who may not have a stead hand yet but it will provide no real challenge for older kids or adults. Putting 'fresh' batteries doesn't seem to help with the sensitivity of the game either.