|2-4 Players||10+ minutes|
Race to be the first to be
adorned with a princess' royal jewelry.
Players choose a color, then
spin to decide who plays first.
Pawns may be placed anywhere
on the board to start. On each player's turn, they spin the spinner,
and move their pawn the indicated number of spaces.
As your pawn lands on each
space, you may collect one item from the jewelry box that matches your
color (bracelet, necklace, earring, or ring) the princess crown,
or the black ring. If another player already has the black ring
or princess crown, you take it from them instead.
There are a few spaces that ask
you to return a piece of jewelry, too.
To win you must collect your
own colored earrings (2), necklace, bracelet, and ring, and the crown
-- AND you must NOT have the black ring.
A very important rule in designing
games -- know your audience. This game is for little girls who
want to dress up like princesses. To them, it is great. To anyone
with older tastes in games, this is silly.
We didn't go out of our way
to buy this game -- my daughter received it for her third birthday. She
loves it. Even though she doesn't understand all of the rules to
the game, she has a huge set of toy jewelry to enjoy. She does
understand the game enough to collect the pieces when she lands on each
space, but she still struggles with the concept that having the black
ring is bad. Nonetheless, both the Baroness and I have now played
this game dozens of times -- it succeeds in being a favorite game for
my little girl. (Yes... I actually dress up with the jewelry when
we play -- half of the fun is having her race someone else to win.)
The game can either play
extremely quickly, or take an incredibly long amount of time.
Relying upon the luck of the spinner is how the game is really
won. If you never land on a space that lets you pick up your last
jewelry item, you cannot win. On the other hand, sometimes the
game is over before anyone can enjoy it (this can be a mercy for those
of us who aren't fond of cross-dressing.)
In all, it's a fun game for
little girls -- there isn't too much strategy to learn. And when the
game is no longer the child's focus, you have a nice stash of costume
jewelry. Be warned, the earrings don't stay clasped for too long
-- they're the easiest to lose. Buy it for your little
princess-in-training, but be willing to play, too.
Where to buy:
Any local toy store -- Our copy was from a Target and cost about $10.
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