I'll be honest and say if we hadn't been sent it to review by Izziwizzi Kids #Playfestwe I don't think it would have graced the shelves in my girls playroom. And what a shame that would have been ...
We LOVE it!
The game is based around a talking idol box that gives out instructions that the players must follow. It's fast paced which means that kids have to concentrate on the game and not get distracted or they will miss what the idol is saying. Also if they're talking/bickering they won't hear what the idol is saying ... I like this lots!
The idol need 3xAAA batteries that don't come with the game (grumble, grumble). There's a switch on the side that has a setting for 2, 3 or 4 players.
The aim of the game is to be the first person to get rid of all the cards in front of them.
Players are called *Runners* and each Runner gets given a card with a character on it. Scarlet Red is the card most coveted in this house.
As well as the Runner Cards there are 56 action cards. The idol gives instruction calling out a Runner number followed by the action card they must discard. Players must do this before the monkey chatter sounds or they will have to pick up an extra card.
My only grumble about the game is that the action cards only have illustrations of 'Guy Dangerous' and it would have been fun to see the other three characters.
It's a very easy game with simple clear instructions and although it says for age 8+ my 6 year olds and 7 year picked it up very quickly.
It is massively over packaged which really annoys me. The box could be half the size and would benefit from being redesigned so that the cards and idol can be stored in it when they're not being played with. It does come with a grip seal bag to keep the cards in when not being used but I can see the cards and Idol getting separated in our chaotic house.
An extra thumbs up goes to it's portability. the idol and cards are easy to put in your bag making it great for use as a travel game.
We were recently sent the Temple Run, Speed Sprint Card Game by SpinMaster to review for Izziwizzi Kids #Playfest.