Three of my top product reviewers participated in the testing of Mega Bloks’ new Domino Build Game! They put it through it’s paces and returned with a five-star rating! They had great fun and shared all the things they loved the most about playing Domino Build. A big thank you to their mommy, my oldest daughter, who supervised the testing and recorded our data. 🙂
The reviewers are four, three and one-and-a-half. The older girls loved Domino Build and caught on quickly to the game play. My favorite little guy was enamored with the blocks. The bright colors and the girl’s excitement kept him enthusiastic throughout play time and kept the girls and mommy busy chasing him to get the pieces back! 🙂 Even with that, the game only took ten minutes or less to complete, which is perfect for the short attention spans of little ones. They were able to play the game all the way to the end.
My daughter said, “The concept of dominoes was pretty easy for the girls to understand and it didn’t take them long to catch on. They really liked the stacking the blocks part. I thought Domino Build was really high quality. The cards were nice and thick and had really fun colors. My one concern would be the stickers on the blocks. Little kids like to peel stickers and these wouldn’t last long if the game was stored in their reach.” I completely agree. This game was definitely designed to appeal to little eyes and be handled by little fingers. If the pictures on the blocks could be printed directly onto the plastic, instead of added with stickers, the game would be absolutely perfect! Even at that, I would grade it at a high 96 out of 100 points.
I love that parents can play a quick, simple game with their children, that includes even the youngest, in family fun-time. Children can be entertained and educated, learning to match colors and pictures, while fine tuning the motor skills necessary to touch the cards end-to-end and stack the blocks.
To play the game, our little testers picked an animal card and drew two dominoes, to start. Then, the youngest player put a domino from the draw pile into the middle of the table, taking the first turn. From there, the game takes on a life of it’s own. If that first player doesn’t have a match that can be played, from the two cards he drew at the beginning of the game, then he must draw another domino card. If that still doesn’t match, his turn is over and play moves to the next child. If that first player does have a matching card or draws one from the pile, she lays it down and takes a building block for her animal. Play continues around the table in the same way until somebody finishes building their animal. Then, that person is the winner. Pretty simple. Just like regular dominoes only with building blocks to keep the little ones interested.
Between wedding planning and prep, and feeling a little under the weather, the blog has taken a hit, this past week. I appreciate my daughter and grandkids doing such a primo, expert job of reviewing this fun game!
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I received the Mega Bloks Domino Build Game, through Child’s Play Communications, in order to conduct this review. No monetary payment was received and a positive review was not required. As always, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.