Reviewed by Claire Giles
My twin girls age 3 were so excited right from the minute they saw the box for this game. They are both huge Sofia the First fans and the minute they saw the box with Sofia on they wanted it! Luckily the game was quick and easy to set up and my girls enjoyed playing with the game pieces whilst I read the instructions. The rules of the games and the set up instructions were clear and concise and we were playing the game within 5 minutes of opening the box.
The game is for 2-4 players. Each player receives a place setting and a teacup. The treats are placed on the game board in the centre and the fairy headmistress plates and magical teapot are placed to one side where everyone can reach them. Each player takes it in turns to take a treat from the centre. The picture on the other side of the treat tells the player what to do next:
Colour – The treat is placed on the corresponding colour fairy headmistress plate.
Multicolour – The player chooses which colour fairy headmistress plate to put the treat on.
Teacup – The player blows on their teacup to make it spin. Whatever colour it stops spinning on the player takes all the treats off the corresponding fairy headmistress plate and puts them on their place setting.
Teapot – The player uses the magical teapot to pour tea for each player and themselves. Starting with the player on their left they squeeze the teapot above each player’s teacup to make it spin. Whatever colour the teacup stops spinning on the player whose teacup it is takes all the treats off the corresponding colour fairy headmistress plate.
There are also three good manner treats for elbows off table, curtsey and saying please and thank you.
The winner of the game is the player with the most treats once all the treats have been taken.
The only difficulty with the game was that the magical teapot needed to be squeezed quite hard and be pointed at an angle to get the teacups spinning. This was quite hard to master and almost impossible for my 3 year olds to do without help. The game is aged 3 plus and both my girls could play as long as an older sibling or adult was playing as well to help them. They really loved the game and enjoyed playing it. The game play is rather short which is good as my 3 year olds tend to bore with games that take too long. They also enjoyed playing separately with the spinning cups, teapot and treat pieces like a mini tea set.
Available to buy from Amazon here.