Washington Family Magazine : January 2015
washingtonFAMILY.com January 2015 23 _________________________ Visit the Local Mom Reviews section of our website at washingtonFAMILY.com for more reviews of games, toys, books and more! play, the game cleans up easily. It would be nice if there was a special bag to hold the 16 small game pieces and game instructions, though. We used a zip-lock sandwich bag for the purpose. The game travels well in a backpack or tote bag. It can be played in the car, but I don’t recommend it for a plane or train. The game pieces are color-coordinated for the Frozen movie characters Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven. Set for two to four players, instructions are somewhat illustrated and simple to read and follow for a child of 7+; younger children will need to have the instructions explained to them and play perhaps two to three times to fully understand how the game works. There are several levels of play: the classic TROUBLE for ages 3 and up, and a challenge level of play called Double TROUBLE, with a Power-Up option that gives players unexpected, additional turns. The Power-Up option in Double TROUBLE is more suitable to children 8+; the younger children didn’t really understand the concept and fairness of additional turns. We found that for teens and adults, the appeal of playing depended on playing with a younger family member. Mom Tip: Have the players POP to decide who their character will be; it saves time. “Frozen is Chosen!” said our youngest daughter (age 9); she and her friends LOVED the game! Disney’s FROZEN, Olaf’s in TROUBLE Game Ages 5+ 2-4 Players Hasbro Gaming for Disney www.disney.com/frozen MSRP $15.99 Sherri Battershell is a married NoVA mom with four children ages 9–19 and an Account Executive for Washington FAMILY Magazine.