Review: Neverland Challenge Game
Are you thinking about buying the Disney Jake and the Neverland Pirates Neverland Challenge game as a Christmas present? In the video above, you can see my Neverland Challenge game unboxing, as well as my product review of the game and my kids playing with some of the Neverland Challenge game’s props. (If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it.)
Keep reading below for my Neverland Challenge game product review to help you make up your mind when game shopping for Christmas.
Neverland Challenge Game: The Good
Free Form: While there are instructions on the back of the doubloons that tell you what actions to do, the instructions tell parents that they can customize the rules. You can decide whether kids get a second chance on a turn, if you want to make the rules a little easier or a little harder, etc.
Fun Pieces: Right off the bat, the Neverland Challenge game has a pirate cannonball, a vine tunnel made of foam fun noodles, and a foam sword. What’s not to love?
Work Together: I love that the Neverland Challenge game is a team game in which all the players work together. The object is for your team to beat Captain Hook, not beat each other.
Easy for Kids to Understand: Even if your kids can’t read yet, the Neverland Challenge doubloons not only have the moves written out, but they also have pictures illustrating how to do the moves.
Any Number of Players: The game is designed for more than 1 player, so if you have a large group over, all the kids will be able to play together.
Exercise: The moves in the Neverland Challenge game are active, acting out directions that keep your kids moving! This is great for kids who get bored or fidgety while sitting still through traditional board games. Here are some examples of some of the moves from the doubloon game pieces:
- step over the vines
- hop on one foot to the X and back
- crab crawl
- balance the sword on your head
- tiptoe with the pirate cannonball under your chin
- walk the plank
- push the cannonball with the sword
- slither under the vines
- march around the vines with the feather in your shirt
- jump to the X and back with the sword between your knees
Neverland Challenge Game: The Bad
It is hard for mom and dad to play Neverland Challenge with kids since a lot of the moves involve the very short vines. Other than that, the only complaint I have about Neverland Challenge is that the vines don’t stay in the bases very well and they have to be put back in over and over.
Neverland Challenge Game: Take It or Leave It
Take It: I recommend buying the Jake and the Neverland Pirates Neverland Challenge Game for your kids. I love that the game pieces are fun on their own and kids want to play with them even when they’re not playing the actual game! None of the pieces are choking hazards or dangerous (not even the foam sword). Neverland Challenge Game gets the Home Ever After stamp of approval!
Where to Buy Disney’s Neverland Challenge Game
You can find the Neverland Challenge game for purchase at Target, Amazon (for $19.99) , and other stores where board games are sold.
Disclaimer: In compliance with the FTC Guides, this article has material connections. IS World Media (ISWM) received no fees for the writing or publication of this article. This article is a product review written by Danelle Ice and is her honest opinion. The game was provided to ISWM at no cost by Wonder Forge to facilitate the review process.