Surviving rainy days: Disney Eye Found It!

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!

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52 Comments

  1. June 30, 2017 / 9:19 am

    We love board games or games in general. Love playing them on a sunday afternoon when everyone is chilling out. We have so many and the kids just chose which they like. This looks and sounds like a great one.

    • Laura Dove
      June 30, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      It’s such a lovely game and it kept them quiet for ages whilst they searched for all the items! xx

  2. June 30, 2017 / 11:28 am

    This sounds like a fun game – I love a good board game!

    • Laura Dove
      June 30, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Me too, although my girls are very sore losers when it comes to each other! xx

  3. Jennifer S
    June 30, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    This looks like a fantastic game! I used to love playing board games on rainy days or those super cold winter days. It always made things feel more cozy. And, of course, the bigger the board and the more pieces to lose the more exciting it was to play haha

    • Laura Dove
      June 30, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Haha yes, I did have to extract a few pieces from under the couch several times! xx

  4. Chelsea Elizabeth
    June 30, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    I absolutely love playing board games! Me and my mother half played monopoly last night. It’s one of my favourites and an absolute classic! This game looks great for children

    • Laura Dove
      June 30, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Oh you can’t a game of Monopoly! We love a good board game too, the children had so much fun with this one! xx

  5. June 30, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    This looks like a great find to keep kids occupied and entertained during rainy days. I will let my brother know about this for my niece and nephew.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      I’m sure they would love it, it’s a fab game! xx

  6. July 1, 2017 / 2:52 am

    That game really looks cool for indoors. And the kids pics, aw, they’re cute. My kids just love playing games of the cellphones or Computer.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Ahh thank you. I try so hard to discourage them from their ipads, it’s hard sometimes but having fun games always helps! xx

  7. July 1, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I love a good board game and wish I could play them more often now as an adult. I sespeicllay loved them as a kid. This one sounds like a lot of fun.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      We sometimes have games nights with our friends! It’s just like being a kid – only more competitive!! xx

  8. July 1, 2017 / 11:57 am

    It has been rainy all week here. Hard to keep the kids entertained indoors for long. I love the sound and look of this board game.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      It’s so hard! We often run out of ideas and it can get expensive going out each day. Board games are always fun! xx

  9. July 1, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    My twins love board games too! We move playing it when its raining outside 😉

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Its a great way to spend a rainy day, especially in your PJs! xx

  10. July 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Oh boardgames are great learning tools for children and fun too, of course. This one sounds lovely, especially if the children are already familiar with the Disney characters and films.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      The kids loved it, although there was some arguing over who had which Disney character for their counter! Typical! x

  11. July 2, 2017 / 5:11 am

    Looks like a great game. I love that face on the last picture, really wasn’t happy was she.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Haha nope, Megan is a sore loser! xx

  12. July 2, 2017 / 7:28 am

    This sound an interesting game for kids . Unfortunately we don’t have children yet , reading your article me jealous .

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Hey if you like Disney it’s great fun for adults too! xx

  13. July 2, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Haa haa, loving the grumpy face – Eliza howls and stomps off if she loses LOL

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Hahah yes, Megan too! xx

  14. July 2, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love so much board game. It is good that they are able to play by themselves.

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:40 pm

      Unfortunately they still needed me to referee the game! xx

  15. stephanie
    July 2, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    looks like such a fab game, cant wait until my second buba comes and i hope that they have a good sibling relationship where they can do things like this together when they are older. x

    • Laura Dove
      July 2, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Ahh yes it’s lovely to see them playing games together! xx

  16. July 2, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I think we saw this board game at the Toy Fair in London. Love the size of the game board and as it has Disney characters on would definitely hold my attention!

    • Laura Dove
      July 3, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Yes the size of the board game is fab, they really enjoyed putting it together! xx

    • Laura Dove
      July 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Haha I know, she isn’t a very good loser! xx

  17. July 3, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    That board game looks fun! cute kids.

    • Laura Dove
      July 3, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Alice! xx

  18. July 3, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    My daughter loved that board game when she was younger. Not only the Disney aspect of it, but the interpretations of the things you found and the ability to discuss whether or not the one you chose counted.

    • Laura Dove
      July 3, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Yes!! I loved that part too, even if it did result in some “heated” discussions! xx

  19. July 3, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    It’s the perfect game for the summer especially if you have to stay indoors. I’m sure it will make them super busy and entertained! Love the concept!

    • Laura Dove
      July 3, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      I’m sure it will, if I can stay sane through the bickering! xx

  20. July 4, 2017 / 4:07 am

    That game sounds like a lot of fun. Can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to play board games, I have always enjoy them. Your babies are adorable btw!

    • Laura Dove
      July 4, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Ahh thank you so much Pam. xx

  21. July 4, 2017 / 10:18 am

    Rainy days are perfect for board games, innit? Love board games and looks like your girls enjoyed it to the max!

    • Laura Dove
      July 4, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      They really did! xx

  22. July 4, 2017 / 10:24 am

    This looks like a great game, should keep them occupied in the summer holidays 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      July 4, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Here’s hoping!! xx

  23. July 4, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    This sounds like great fun, mine would love searching for things, and yes a perfect rainy day game!

    • Laura Dove
      July 5, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      We love a pyjama day, get out all the board games and hide away from the rain! xx

  24. July 14, 2017 / 8:57 am

    We love board games. This looks really good and I’m sure it would keep us entertained for hours with all those items to find.

    (Craig helping out)

    • Laura Dove
      July 15, 2017 / 10:10 pm

      This is such a fun game, the kids love it! xx

  25. August 31, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    What a lovely game! We like having games nights in our house, it’s nice to turn off and just spend time as a family.

    • Laura Dove
      September 3, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Us too, games are always fun! xx

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