Rainy weekends are the perfect excuse for playing family games. We were recently sent a copy of Colourbrain Disney Edition from Big Potato Games and thought it was a great opportunity to test it out.
Colourbrain Disney Edition is a quiz game with two twists. The first being that you’ve got all of the answers before you start the game, the second being that they are all colours.
The game was easy to set up, played with cards it didn’t need a large area to play which was ideal. As it’s quite compact it would also make a great travel game to take away on holiday to enjoy at places like Center Parcs.
To begin with each player has a set of 11 coloured cards. It is these colour cards that will be used to answer the quiz questions. A card is turned over with a question based on a Disney film. The questions are all based around colours. The question card also describes how many colour cards are required to answer the question. Each player then decides upon their answer using their colour cards and places them face down on the table.
“The dress Aurora wears when she dances with Prince Phillip at the Ball.”From Sleeping Beauty – 2 colours
When every player has answered, the question card is turned over revealing the correct answer. Points are awarded for each player that gets the answer wrong. However if everyone gets the answer right, the point rolls onto the next question. The first player to reach 10 points is the winner. It may sound easy however, there are some very tricky questions thrown in to test even the most knowledgeable Disney fan.
To make it a little trickier, each player has a colour capture card. When this is played they can take 8 of the available 11 colour cards from another player for that round, restricting what they have available to answer with.
Disney Colourbrain can be played by 2-4 players. However, it can also be played in teams meaning it can be enjoyed by a larger group too. The recommendation is that the game is suitable for ages 8 and upwards. We enjoyed playing the game with Mini, who is nearly 7. I think it would be dependent upon how much Disney knowledge your child has as to whether they’d be able to play. However, for those that we didn’t know, it was fun to try to guess.
I like that the game is based on a really simple concept. I wasn’t sure what to expect from it however, was really pleasantly surprised. We all got quite competitive playing, even Mr Mack had a good attempt. He claims he’s been forced to watch enough Disney movies over the years! The game is quite quick paced, meaning you don’t get bored easily. Depending on how many players there are, a game is finished in around 15-20 minutes. We had a few games between us as it got quite addictive! The game comes with a huge collection of question cards so you won’t get bored easily.
Team Mack had a great time playing Colourbrain Disney Edition, it’s a game that felt suitable for all of us to play without being too young or challenging for any of us. The game was genuinely a lot of fun and I can see it being a firm favourite in our house for years to come. It would be great to be able to add extra question cards to the deck as new Disney films are released too.
Disney Colourbrain Edition retails at around £20 and is available from Amazon and other independent games retailers.
Disclaimer: We were sent Disney Colourbrain for the purpose of this review post. All views and opinions are entirely my own