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Zoobookoo Diva Dice

Submitted by on February 17, 2010 – 8:44 pmNo Comment

“Zoobookoo Diva Dice are a great learning tool, but more importantly a really fun game for the whole family to play together.”

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Price: £6.50

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Diva DiceInitial thoughts: Maths is not my forte and when I found out I’d be testing the Diva Dice from ZooBookoo to review, my heart sank a little, thinking that my abysmal mathematical skills would be exposed to my five year old.

ZooBooKoo’s Diva Dice is a dice game where players have to do mental arithmetic, and other players get to check your answers. My little girl wrongly assumes mum knows everything and I was really worried I’ve end up shattering her illusions!

We Liked: The game comes with three pink diva devils, two yellow number dice, one orange maths “ahhh!” die and a little black drawstring bag. The basic idea of the game is to throw the dice, do some mental maths, and then challenge your opponents to check your answers.

We really enjoyed playing the game and it only took a few minutes to pick up the rules. It’s suitable for two to four players, so suitable for the whole family to play along. This is great for family bonding but I must confess in our house Mummy and Daddy perhaps got a bit too competitive!

Both of our little girls really enjoyed getting the opportunity to check my answers – especially when I was wrong (although that wasn’t as often as I feared). I really liked how the game encourages the children to play with mental maths, and the girls really didn’t realise how much they were learning as they played.

We weren’t too keen: The game is really quick to learn but some of the subtractions were a little too difficult for my five year old, who is at the KS1 recommended level. We did also have a few squabbles over who had the most diva devils, and I think it would be good to include more to pad out the game a little.

Overall: The Diva Dice game is a great learning tool, which provides fun and family entertainment at a great price.  We had loads of fun and I think the fact this is portable means it’s the sort of game we’d take on holiday or to relatives’ houses – it even comes in its own bag.

[Clare W – Clareybabble]

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