As a member of the Ravensburger Puzzle Club every month we get sent a puzzle to review.The first puzzle we were sent for 2013 is a something different to what we usually review. This month we have been sent the Octonauts Sea Eels and Ladders game.
Inside the box you will find the two sided game board, two dice (one is a normal dice with numbers on it, the other has colours), four player pieces, 6 sea creature counters and instruction booklet. The game board comes in 3 pieces and fits together like a jigsaw puzzle.
The games board is double, it has 2 different games for children to play. Octonauts Sea eels and ladders is a fun game designed for children aged 3 years old+ and can be played with 2-4 players.
I like that the board has two different games, you can either play a simpler version with the coloured dice,or a harder game with the numbered dice. The boys liked playing both games but I think James preferred the coloured dice version (he won both times he played so maybe this was the reason) as with the numbered version he needed my help to count out his moves. Nathan liked both games too and made funny noises when he landed on the eels, ladders or the animals. Both games last 5 – 15 minutes depending on the number of players and how well their goes turn out. This is perfect for the boys as they never play with anything for more than 20 minutes at a time.
I think this game is a perfect addition to any Octonaut fans collection. You can buy the Sea Eels and Ladders Game from most good toy retailers priced around £10 but this will depend on the store where you make your purchase.