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Drumond Park Dino Bite Game

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PRODUCT: Drumond Park Dino Bite Game (www.drumondpark.com)Drumond Park Dino Bite

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player game where players must compete to rescue the Dino babies from their nest before the T-Rex strikes! Contains 1 x Dino nest playing base with electronic timer and sound effects, 1 x Dino, 5 x blue eggs, 5 x red eggs, 5 x green eggs, 5 x yellow eggs, 1 x Dino-head shaped tweezers, 1 x dice and instructions sheet. Requires 2 x AA batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Dino Bite game from Drumond Park is a fantastically fun action and reflex game that will particularly appeal to young children with nerves of steel!

The game consists of a plastic 'Dino nest' base unit, with a well (i.e. nest) at one end and a big green authentic looking T-Rex (i.e. Dino) perched on the other end overlooking the nest - the dinosaur needs to be attached to the base by his feet prior to use (as detailed in the instructions sheet). The well is covered with a giant green leaf which can be lifted up to access the nest, and prior to play all the dinosaur babies, or rather eggs, need to be placed inside it.

The game also includes some plastic tweezers complete with a fun dinosaur-head design, and a dice with coloured sides, four of which correspond with the colours of the 'Dino Babies', one which shows all four colours together, and one which bears a cross.

The base unit has a built-in electronic timer which is switched on via an on/off control on the bottom of the base, and is 'set' by pushing the T-Rex backwards until it clicks into position. At this point play begins!

The game is simple for young children to understand and play, the idea being that players take turns to roll the dice to determine which colour egg they must 'rescue' from the nest - rolling the multi-coloured side of the dice means a player can choose which colour they try to retrieve, while rolling a cross results in the player missing a turn.

Once the colour has been determined, the player must then (to the sound of some realistic background jungle noise) carefully lift the giant leaf and use the tweezers, or their fingers if easier, to retrieve a corresponding egg without the dinosaur 'scaring' them away. If the T-Rex remains still while the egg is rescued then the player gets to keep the egg and play passes to the next player. If however the T-Rex roars and lunges forward while a player is taking their turn then they are out of the game. The timer is random so the players never know when the Dino will strike. The winner is the last player NOT to get caught by the dinosaur.

The accompanying instructions are clear and succinct, and also usefully suggest a variation for play to enhance enjoyment of the game. Batteries can be easily replaced via the battery compartment on the underside of the Dino base unit (a screwdriver will be required for this).

This is, in our opinion, a really exciting action game with a wonderfully simple design concept that is great fun for younger children to grasp, play and enjoy - beware though...not for the faint of heart!

BAD POINTS: Batteries are not included and must be purchased separately, although rechargeable batteries can be used.

PRICE: £19.99

 

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