If you are looking for a fun game to play at Christmas then Santa’s Rooftop Scramble Game from Ravensburger could be the one for you. It is always hard finding things to keep the children entertained in the run up to Christmas. The combination of over excitement and winter weather is not a good one. A game which is Christmas themed is perfect for those long Winter evenings.
The game looks fun and comes in a sturdy box. This is particularly important as we will be putting it away in the loft after Christmas and we don’t want to get it damaged. the game is for children aged 5+ and that is definitely the right age as, although it is easy to set up there are a few instructions. We have played a simpler version of the game with the twins, who are three and that worked well and was a good introduction to using a dice. In future we are going to keep it for a bit of quiet time with our eldest when the twins are asleep.
The game is really easy to get ready to play. The board is bright and colourful and the pieces you play with are little Santas with different coloured Santa suits.
The main aim of the game is to act like Santa and deliver all the presents through the roof tops. This is great fun and the children really enjoyed putting the presents into the houses. the reason it is for older children is there is a little letter card from a child saying what you want for Christmas and you have to remember what they want and what house they are at. This is great for older children as it practices numbers and reading skills as well as taking turns and other social skills.
The game is a step up from simply going round and round and you do need to use a bit of strategy. It is suitable for 2-6 players so great for a mixed family gathering. At under £15 it is a good investment for this time of year. I think this is a game we will be playing for years to come.
Disclaimer: We were sent the game for the purposes of this review
Look who just dropped in!
Watch Santa and his Elves drop in from 12,000ft and falling at 120mph making their earlier delivery at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K96F0Ut7hAQ