Regular readers of my blog will know how much we love playing games, and Drumond Park games in particular. We have been trying out The Magic Tooth Fairy game this month, a game that Miss A has wanted for a long time.
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The game is suitable for two to four players ages 5+ with the aim of the game to be the first player to lose all their teeth and collect coins from the tooth fairy. Straight away I loved the simplicity of the rules, the game board and pieces, yet how it all slotted together to work was very clever.
You are provided with a mouth to attach your teeth into the begin the game. As you roll the dice, or spin the wheel on the bed, you may lose a tooth from your mouth and place into your backpack on the game board, before the tooth goes under the pillow. But it all depends on the spin of the wheel or roll of the dice which makes the game fun and longer lasting.
The game board has only a few different instructions as you move around the circular board. You will either be asked to spin again, go to bed or have a wobbly tooth. Starting the game, the first thing you need is to have a wobbly tooth, so when you land on this section, you then roll the oversized dice to see if your tooth will come out or not. Show an orange face and you can lose your tooth and place it in your backpack, but a blue face means the tooth has to stay in your mouth and your turn is over.
Only when you have a tooth in your backpack will you have a chance of putting your tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy when you land on the go to bed section.
If you are lucky enough to land on the go to bed section and have your tooth in your backpack, you must spin the wheel to determine whether you remembered to leave your tooth under the pillow or not for the tooth fairy. Spin a 1 or a 2 and you forgot! But if you were lucky enough to remember to leave your tooth you get to place it under the pillow on the bed, press the lever down on the top of the bed and a shiny gold coin appears under the pillow.
Be the first to repeat that four times to be the winner. We do have a lot of laughs playing this game. It’s funny how often Miss A didn’t manage to leave her tooth under the pillow and had to wait for her next turn to try and land on the go to bed section again.
The game is very well made and the pieces sturdy which is great. I did find the lever a little odd, and it worked well when pushing down, but it hovers in place when not in use so it stood out as looking a little out of place during game play.
I find each game will last around fifteen to twenty minutes with three of us playing. As the board doesn’t have too many options you get to land on the sections you need fairly quickly which is great for when the roll of the dice or the spin of the wheel doesn’t go in your favour.
The Magic Tooth Fairy game retails for £19.99.
Disclosure – we received the game free of charge but all opinions are our own