January 3, 2013

Review - Mysterious Creatures the Game

Growing up an only child, I didn't play very many board games (though I did own many) unless it was with my cousins, my aunt, or when I could talk my parents and grandparents into playing. By the time I started school video games where starting to become popular, therefore I played Super Mario Bros. with my friends.

Now as an adult, I realize the importance of interacting with another player instead of a television or computer screen.

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a new educational game titled Mysterious Creatures the Game, courtesy of Education Outdoors in exchange for my honest review. I received the game by UPS within a few days in a nicely packaged box.

Mysterious Creatures requires up to four players between the ages of 8 and up. There are some small game pieces, so children under the age of three shouldn't be around the game.

The game is easy to assemble, all you have to do is unfold the game board and place it on a flat surface, un-sleeve the sixteen creature cards and stack them next to the board, and set up the Evidence box of cards. From youngest to oldest, each player chooses a pawn (green, blue, red, and orange), followed by choosing a creature card. A player reads their card aloud and places their pawn on the indicated country of origin. Once a player lands on the first country, he or she will grab a card (in the correct order: Photo>Film>Physical) from the Evidence Files, make sure you grab the file that has the corresponding country abbreviation for your creature. The player reads the info on the back of the card to everyone and he or she will take note of what country to go next. A player will roll the dice on their turn. If a player lands on a passport, he or she will receive a passport that can be used the next time that he or she rolls on to an airport, where he or she can travel to any country on that airport route. There are blank spaces, swap positions spaces, and Go Back 10 spaces that make the game more challenging. The first player to collect all three cards and returns to their creature's country of origin wins the game.

The word "educational" may scare off some younger players, but Mysterious Creatures is a fun game that the entire family can play. You get to learn a few fun facts about creatures that you probably didn't even knew existed, while you try to collect three pieces of evidence so you can conquer the game. Overall, I was more than impressed with playing Mysterious Creatures and I recommend to others.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your honest review of Mysterious Creatures. I am glad that you enjoyed it and I hope that many others will as well!


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