Tomb of Doom
Although I don’t normally like toys that need batteries, I’ll make an exception for this one. All the family loved playing it, including the youngest.
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Initial thoughts: We love playing games, particularly on wet Sunday afternoons. Luckily for us we’ve had lots of opportunity lately and the usual ones have had a good airing. So it was lovely to receive this game which appealed to everyone and was easy enough for all to play. Players have to complete simple challenges like guess which stone has the picture on or predict how many bones with a dot land face up. If you win, there’s the chance to try one of eight keys in the treasure chest, containing coins.The one who collects two coins is the winner.
We liked: There are five simple challenges which even the youngest could do. If the key won’t open the chest, it wakes the skull whose eyes roll accompanied by great sound effects which my three-year-old thought was hilarious. Once you’ve read through the rules it’s a simple game to set up and fun to play with enough challenges to keep it interesting.
We weren’t keen on: When my children first wanted to play, I couldn’t set it up due to lack of batteries and a screwdriver which was a bit frustrating. There are lots of small pieces too which have great potential to get lost. There’s a deck of cards which determine whether you miss a go, get a free go at a challenge or complete one of the tasks. In our pack there seemed to be an annoying amount of miss a turns which spoilt play a bit. The game also takes a while to play.
Overall: This is a fun game that, once you’ve located a screwdriver and batteries, is easy to play. Although I don’t normally like toys that need batteries, I’ll make an exception for this one. All the family loved playing it, including the youngest, which made a nice change.
[By Debbie, Carrots and Kids]