With four children, three of whom turn to mischief at the slightest whiff of boredom, we try very hard to get outdoors whenever possible and keep the children busy. For that reason, rainy days can be tough, and I am always on the look out for new ways to entertain the children indoors. Having spent most of the Winter playing Hungry Hippos and Buckaroo, I was more than thankful when the children reached an age where we can sit down and play a board game together!
We were sent the “Eye Found It! game from Ravensburger and, as huge Disney fans, the children couldn’t wait to play it!
The game is aimed at children aged four and over which made it perfect for the girls. Harry wanted to join in but from the outset he wasn’t willing to listen to the rules, much to the girls annoyance!
The aim of the game is simple – “…join Mickey and Friends on a magical journey through 12 beautifully illustrated Disney realms, from Radiator Springs to Peter Pan’s Never Land and Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood. Along the way, search for hidden treasures; there are over 1,000 things to find! With the help of fellow players, race to Cinderella’s castle at the end of the giant 6-foot game board before the hands of the clock reach midnight.”
The children loved that the board itself comes in three jigsaw pieces which they loved putting together. The board is six foot long, taking up a great deal of floor space but it was perfect for little hands as often smaller board games become too fiddly and the counters are knocked over every two minutes.
On spinning the wheel, or moving your counter on the board, if you land on Mickey you then begin a search for whatever item it states on one of the cards. There are so many different items to find, over 1000, and using the red plastic rings you must find as many as possible before the hour glass runs out.
The girls favourite part was definitely finding the items on the board, even if it did become a mad scramble to find them before the other did! It really made them look closely at the little pictures and differentiate between similar looking objects. It reminds me a little of the Where’s Wally books, a series which the children love!
We had so much fun playing the game together, it was the perfect pyjama day hiding from the rain. Although when Eva made it to Cinderella’s castle and won the game, Megan was not happy and demanded that we play it again, “And this time let me win!!!”
This is a really fun game for the children and kept their attention throughout. It’s definitely going to become one of our favourites to entertain the children for many rainy pyjama days to come!