Disney Palace Pets fans everywhere will be begging for the newest addition to the line, the Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon game. Of all the new games I tested this year, this is my number one favorite. Keep reading my Royal Pet Salon review below to find out why! Buy the Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game at Amazon.
Review: Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game
Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon game is designed for 2 to 4 players and is meant for ages 3 and older. It doesn’t have any small pieces that would be a choking hazard for toddlers. The game board must be assembled by an adult before play. The initial set up of the game board took me less than 5 minutes the first time we played the game.
The rooms are formed by sliding heavy cardboard “walls” together. Colored walls will match up with the same color floor when arranged correctly. The walls fit into clear plastic holders and snap into the board.
The game piece movers are special Disney Palace Pets which have clear plastic bases made onto them to keep them standing up.
Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game: The Good
Spinner for Easy Play: Royal Pet Salon has one of my favorite modifications for young players: a color spinner instead of a card stack. This is perfect for small children who have a hard time reaching across the board to choose a card for each turn. Just pass the spinner around the board to the next player.
Easy Game Play: The game play is simple enough for a toddler to keep up with but interesting enough not to bore the parents!
Finding Items Gets Easier the More You Play: One of the recurring game trends lately is having to “find the items”. In Royal Pet Salon the object is to turn over a card and find the picture of the item somewhere in the rooms of the game. This gets easier the more you play, of course, as you get more familiar with the types of items and remember where the pictures were.
This format encourages kids to use their powers of observation, and really pay attention to detail. Plus, remembering where the fun objects are (like nail polish, spa towels, tiaras, etc.) is fun all by itself!
A Toy on Its Own: This game is so much fun with the salon and the palace pets that my daughters have had a great time playing with it as a toy on its own. They play pretend with the pets and use the salon as a house for them. Royal Pet Salon is truly a double duty game/toy.
Quick Game: Royal Pet Salon goes quickly so you can play more than once before everyone gets tired of playing! I timed the first two games we played and they took 14 minutes and 22 minutes. The length of the game depends on how fast you collect the 4 clock tiles. When all four are collected, the game is over.
Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game: The Bad
Need to See All Sides: Because you need to be able to see the walls on every side of the game, it would be much easier to play on a table top instead of on the floor. There will always be a need to either spin the game around or move around the board to look for items.
4 Player Max: The game is designed for 2 to 4 players since there are only 4 Palace Pet movers included. You can add your own Palace Pet toys to the game to accommodate extra players though.
Kids Might Take Out the Pets: One drawback is that your kids may take out the Palace Pets to play with them and lose them in their toy boxes. Unfortunately, you can’t play the game anymore without the pets! My girls have wanted the pets to come out of the game to play with their princesses already.
Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game: Take It or Leave It
Take It: Run to the store and buy this game before it sells out! This is my favorite of the new games and I loved playing it just as much as my kids. I love that you can work together on helping your little ones find the items and focus on collecting cards as a team effort as well.
Royal Pet Salon features the Palace Pets they love and if your kids are like mine, they’ll spend just as much time playing with the game as a toy as they do playing the actual game!
Where to Buy Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game
Buy the Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game at Amazon. You can also find Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon game for purchase at a store near you that sells family board games.
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