Disney Eye Found It!
Overall Rating: 8/10
GLAM Age Range: 4-8
Number of Players: 1-6
Playing Time: 15-20 min
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: This game is fun, it's cooperative which is a big plus, but it is not as quick or as easy as Busytown Eye Found It! is to play. The pictures are smaller, they have at least one non major Disney movie rather prominently featured on the board, and in spite of being a cooperative game, you have individual tokens you move along and when one player makes it to the top they just wait until the other players catch up to them. My kids are not fooled, they know if they made it first and then they're done and don't really want to play while waiting for other players to catch up. I would do Busytown for younger kids and this Disney version is better for older ages. It does age well and it's fantastic if you want a game that kids of varying ages and ability levels will enjoy.
How to Play: Your goal is for everyone's characters to make it to Cinderella's castle before the clock strikes midnight. You have a spinner you use for each turn and you either move a certain number of spaces forward, move the clock tower ahead in time (you get to spin again if this happens), or search for items. Searching for items is the fun aspect of the game and kids get very excited when they get to do this. You select a card which tells you what to search for (mice, barrels, birds, etc ) and then you flip over the little timer and everyone lays a little Mickey circle on the items they find. The entire group gets to move forward the number of spaces that correspond with the number of items found. Once everyone gets to the castle you win!
Variations: The game can move slowly, especially if you have a number of people waiting and there is a fair amount of waiting for your turn. One of my children invented a game shortcut by moving his character up to the next Mickey Mouse ears on the board whenever he landed on a Mickey search spot on the spinner and then moving for the number of items he found in the search after that. It did a lot to move things faster and I am a fan of this strategy.