Toys and Games

Drone Home Game Review

THIS ITEM WAS GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE THE REVIEWER'S OWN.

Reviewed by DT (initials used to protect the privacy of my children)

I am very much someone who loves having a good collection of games at home for myself and my children to play.  Both myself and my children seem to like electronic toys, so things like remote control cars etc. The fact that this toy has a real flying drone added to its appeal.  My twins had their 9th birthday in the summer and I was determined to make this year’s birthday extra special for them.

The toy arrived quickly in perfect condition.  I didn’t feel that the box contained too much by way of packaging.  It also seemed to be the perfect size to hold the contents inside. The design on the box was fun and appealing for myself as an adults as well as my children. 

We couldn’t wait to get started.  Before we could play the game we had to charge the drone using the provided USB cable.  A plug was not provided but I think this is something which a lot of households would have available.  The game was easy to set up using the instructions provided and this only took a few minutes.

How to play

The aim of the game is to be the first person to launch your aliens into space, but other players can knock your alien out of the launch pad before you get a chance to launch them off into space.

The alien playing pieces are magnetic but I was relieved to see that the magnets themselves were out of the reach of little hands.   This toy is suitable for age 6+.  I absolutely love the vibrant orange, green, purple and red colours used for the playing pieces.  Each player has 4 aliens. The mechanism which a player uses to launch their aliens is easy for adults and children to use. 

Without a shadow of a doubt, the most fun part of the game is where the aliens launch off up into space. I think I enjoyed watching this happen just as much as my sons did.  In fact, we let out shrieks of excitement.

I think that this is a game that we will get out and play with as a family time and time again.  Yes, sometimes there is disappointment if an alien gets moved by another player’s alien out of the launch pad, but in my opinion overcoming set backs is an important life skill for children to learn.

I would thoroughly recommend this game to others.  I am amazed at what you actually get value for money wise. It’s at a price point where I think it would make a great gift for taking to a child’s birthday party, a well done at school gift, ‘Just because’ gift or even a Christmas gift idea.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £12.99

This product can be purchased from Smyths here.

This review has been written as part of a wider piece of coverage about a Summer Birthday Celebration.   Do have a look out on the website for the other reviews that are a part of this coverage plus the main review-led article. At the time of writing this review, the review-led article is not yet online.

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