Thursday 16 August 2012

Drumond Park - Dino Bite Review

Earlier this week me and Spud received Dino Bite from the lovely people over at Drumond Park games, he was so excited to see the box he insisted he wanted to play it straight away, as its for 2-4 player's I told him to wait until we went over to Nanny's to see his cousins and my little sister. Spud was too excited though, oh please Mummy, please he pleaded can we just have a quick tiny little weenie peek I promise it will be quick and I will put it all back in the box... OK I agreed, how could I say no to his little face, and after all he promised to put it all back after having a 'tiny little weenie peek'. Spud's first word's when we opened the box was ''oh wow Mummy look its a big T-Rex!!! After giving the T-Rex dinosaur a once over he carefully placed it back into the box and off we went outside to get into my sister's car.
As soon as I got Spud into the car my little big man (nephew number 2) noticed the Dino Bite box, his little face lit up just as much as Spud's did. My little big man is Autistic and loves animals, he knew straight away what species of Dinosaur it was even though he's only 3. Look look he called to his Mummy, it's a T-Rex roarrrrr he called out. After explaining the game to my little big man as he wanted to get the contents of the box out straight away we finally settled on an agreement, he could hold the box all the way to Nanny's house as long as he didn't open it, and true to his word with excitement he did just that.

We arrived at my Mum's and the minute she answered the door to us the kids were all jumping up and down excited to play the game. I took the contents out of the box including the instruction's and had a read. The game is for 2-4 players and suitable for aged 4+. I have got to say the Instruction's are great, not one bit of them are confusing just straight forwardness. All children can be impatient when excited but my little big man finds certain task hard due to him being Autistic, so it was great to know all I had to do was insert 2 x AA batteries, clip the Dinosaur down onto its resting place, insert the babies under the leaf, turn it on at the bottom and the game was ready to play.

The game begun, the youngest player starts first which is good as the youngest is little big man, then it was my little sister's turn and then Spud (clockwise order). The game is played by the player rolling the dice and whatever colour is shown on the dice the player is tasked with using the plastic tweezers (Dinosaur head shaped) to rescue the selected colour baby from the T-Rex nest. Ever since I had turn the game on by the switch, realistic jungle noises and sound's can be heard, the kids loved this and all had a go at copying the noises. The aim of the game is to avoid the Dinosaur noticing you, because if he does he lunges down with a loud roar and his mouth wide open and the player has to leave the game. The game then continues until there is only 1 player left, with that player becoming the winner as they have not been discovered by the T-Rex and have not received the Dino Bite.

The game also has a variation where the game can be played by players completing over several rounds to compete for the most amount of baby's rescued, who ever has rescued the most babies is the winner.

My overall opinion of the game is good, the only bad thing I would say is when you have to click the Dinosaur onto it's nest it took a few times before I successfully done it. My overall score rating is 9.5/10. I would recommend this game to anyone and everyone, me and Spud even had a go when we got back home, I'm a big kid at heart really, and I must admit it was fun and exciting to see who the Dinosaur was going to unleash it's bite on, I lost =(.

Drumond Park's Dino Bite game (RRP £19.99) is available from many top national retailers including Amazon, Argos, Asda, Debenhams, The Entertainer, Hamleys, Harrods, Smyths, Tesco, Toy Master and Toys R Us.

For more information on Dino Bite or any other products from Drumond Park visit there website here.

Disclosure - I was sent this product on the basis to review it, I have not received a payment for reviewing this product but instead was compensated as I was aloud to keep the product. All comments and views are of my own/Spud's unless other wise stated and was not influenced in any way shape or form.  


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