We have been playing a new game, Disney Rummy, so today I’ll share our thoughts on it with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy…
Play with Buzz, Woody, Lightning McQueen, Remy, Nemo and all their friends! Disney Rummy contains two ways to play! The “Discovery” game helps children learn the basics whilst the “Family” game gives you all the fun of classic rummy! Make a run of numbers of the same colour, or a set of the same number but different colours! Watch out: when it’s your turn, if you cannot place a tile you’ll have to take another one out of the bag! First to get rid of all their tiles is the winner!
Also available from your friendly local game shop.
The contents were simple to unpack and make sense of, with 52 tiles divided into 4 different colours, much like a pack of cards. There are then 4 racks and instructions on the two modes of play.
There are 2 ways to play Disney Rummy, an easier ‘Discovery’ option, or the more difficult ‘Family’ game. The box suggests the game is for players aged 4 and up, so the Discovery option is aimed at younger children.
To play this, all of the tiles are placed facing downwards in the centre of the table. Each player then takes it in turn to select two tiles. If the tiles are the same character or are the same colour, they can be classed as a pair and kept. The game ends when there are only 4 tiles left in the centre, and the winner is the player with most tiles.
The three of us played this version, and I’d say it took 5-10 minutes to play, from set up to declaring a winner.
For this game, each player takes 6 tiles and places them in their rack. From then on, it is played using rummy rules, with players trying to form runs or families with their tiles. The winner is the first player to get all of their tiles out.
This one definitely requires more understanding and concentration, though it was fine for our 6 year old. I’d say this one takes no more than ten minutes, too. I love speedy games!
We like our Disney films here, so any games featuring Disney characters go down well. The children like spotting them as they’re familiar to them, and the tiles are all nice and brightly coloured.
My 3 year old found the ‘Discovery’ version of the game easy to grasp and play. It’s a good one for us all to enjoy together and takes seconds to set up, which is always a plus when playing games with little ones. The tiles are all easy to hold in small hands, and as they are tiles and not cards, they can’t get bent or torn. Again, hard-wearing is a plus with little ones! During play, I was mixing up the tiles so that it didn’t become a game of memory, it was more a game of chance. This was because my six year old had spotted that you can win it as a game of memory, whereas my three year old hadn’t worked that out and I wanted to give him a fighting chance! When he’s a little older, we will play it using the memory element as I think that’s another fun dimension.
My six year old and I played the ‘Family’ game, along with the Husband. The instructions on this one aren’t that clear, though with talk of runs and families, it works very similarly to normal rummy, though with 6 tiles, so we played using those rules. My daughter enjoyed it, and it is a fun introduction to more traditional card games.
As far as game play is concerned, these can both be played with a deck of cards. But I found that by bringing the Disney characters into the game, the children were far more interested, and the tiles are definitely more child-friendly than playing cards. These are easy to play games, and I do like the versatility of having two playing options for different age ranges within one game.
I now have a Disney Rummy up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 15th August 2016. Good luck!
What appeals to you about this game?
Disclosure: We received the game FOC for the purposes of this post, and the post contains affiliate links