We play plenty of board games in our house, some can be quite traditional with the dice and counters, whilst others, like this Esdevium Games Dazzling Princess game are quite different and unique in game play. It is aimed at a very female market, but if you know your princesses then you’ll love this game.
Inside the box are four tiaras, four bracelets and four rings, a large selection of game cards, a special heart viewer, gems, and an instruction leaflet.
The aim of the game is to fill your tiara with the gems by guessing the correct princess the card relates to. Each card has either a picture, part of a picture, a silhouette or is a secret princess card that I’ll explain about in a moment.
You are provided with a leaflet that shows all of the princesses. If you’re like me then you’ll need the reference, but 6yo didn’t need it at all.
To play the game, the person who has the next birthday starts by picking a card from the pile. You need to look at the picture and guess which princess it relates to. Some of them are easier than others to guess. Once you have guessed, it’s then time to check by turning the card over and using the special heart magnifier to see if you’re right.
As you can see this card is Eric so her relates to Ariel. If you guessed correctly then you will see how many gems you can collect for guessing correctly. In this case two (picture bottom right)
Two gems are collected and added to your jewellery pieces you started the game with.
If you collect the special card then you have to put all of your jewellery on and act out the princess that is on the back of the card. The first person to guess correctly gets the gems along with the player acting out. This part of the game only works well if there are more than two players playing, otherwise you both just get gems for nothing and there isn’t a lot of competition in the gameplay.
The winner is the first player to collect the gems to fill up all their jewellery. Miss A wins against me all the time, but I obviously have some homework to do on my princesses.
You can buy this game for £19.99 which I think is good value for the game. I was very impressed with the quality and the game play. It’s definitely something different on the market.
If you’re a fan of Jake and the Neverland Pirates then you may want to check this review out by Tami at MummyofTwo
Disclosure – we received the game free of charge but all opinions are our own
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