Disney Pictopia Review & Competition

Last week we were excited to receive Disney Pictopia….

Disney Pictopia

Families team up in this uniquely collaborative yet competitive trivia game with 1,000 questions covering the World of Disney! During the game, everyone gets a chance to show off their knowledge – from Disney Jr. and Disney XD to the Disney Parks and classic films. Players place wagers based on knowledge of those images, and then work together or on their own, to answer the question.

Game Play

We played this one with my family, all as individual players with the kids helping out. Little Man wasn’t entirely helpful, but Boo aged 6, could play along and got quite a lot of the answers correct.

disney pictopia start

Players all choose their Mickey ears playing piece and then we’re off. All questions are based on a set of four pictures, as you can see below. Players take it in turns to be the ‘host’ and ask the question pertaining to the place that their piece has landed on.

There are wager coins numbered 1-5 and at the start of each turn you need to wager how many moves you’d like to gain if you get the answer correct.

The first three options (pick one, two and three) are to be answered all as a collaborative group. The question is posed and all of the other players discuss it and need to then agree on a joint answer. If correct, they all move forward the number of spaces wagered.

Disney Pictopia cards

There are then the questions that are to be played individually, and in order to answer these players use these cute little Mickey Mouse dials. As with the group questions, if you get the answer correct you move forward the number of spaces that you have wagered. In this way everyone makes their way around the board, along with the dice to move the host each time, until the first player to reach the castle is the winner.

Disney Pictopia counters

We played this as a four-player game and it took us around half an hour or so, so an average playing time for a board game and just about the right length when playing with young children too.

The Verdict

We’re a Disney household, having seen many, many of the films as I’m sure most family households across the world have. This means that as well as being able to answer the questions, we also loved doing so. There are plenty of challenges in there as unless you know every single movie inside out, some characters or plot-lines will stump you. It’s a good balance of making you think a little and work some answers out through processes of elimination, along with knowing many of them so that you don’t feel you’re struggling!

The way that you team up to answer a lot of the questions is very different to most board games and it makes you think about the way that you play the game a little differently. There’s quite a few different aspects to it, it’s not just answering the questions as you have the strategy of the wagers involved too. The first time we played it, we found ourselves concentrating more on these different aspects than on the game itself, but after a couple of goes, it flows more easily and it’s then just all about the pictures, the questions and the fun!

Competition

I now have a Disney Pictopia up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 24th May 2016. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Pictopia won 7 awards last year, including UK Mums.TV – Mum’s Choice Award, Dad’s Choice Awards, Rainbow Toy Awards,Toy Testers TV Awards, Primary Teacher Update and Toy Shop UK – Independent Toy Awards. It is available from Amazon, priced £19.99.

What appeals to you about this game?

Disclosure: We received the game FOC for the purposes of this post

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132 thoughts on “Disney Pictopia Review & Competition”

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    Eeee!! As a Disney but this really appeals to me ?? Anything I don’t know the answer to will have me hunting down the films to rewatch and learn for next time! ? Any excuse for andisney marathon!

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    It’s Disney! What other reason is there? 😉 x I love that it’s a family game and doesn’t take too long to play 🙂 xx

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    we love board games in our house we sit as a family and play all the time and its disney what more do i need to say lol x

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    Angela McDonald

    Simply the fact that it’s endorsed by Disney! I adore the company and it’s perfect for the whole family!

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    I really like how it can be played across ages. I think my daughter would enjoy this as she gets older and watches more Disney movies.

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    well my daughter loves everything disney so she would be able to play this and probably beat the adults.x

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    Perfect way to test your Disney knowledge and Who doesn’t like a Disney movie? Everyone in the world must have seen at least one! 🙂

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    Tracy Gladman

    It involves English and maths skills (using numbers and words) (you can tell I’m a teacher!)

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    It appeals because it’s Disney. My children love Disney (secretly so do I) and it would be lovely to have a new game to play together.

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    Zoe Trelfa-porter

    I love that the questions are all Disney based, as we all love Disney it makes it so we all have a chance of playing and understanding the game

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    my kids all love playing board games, i do enjoy them also but i just love anything disney so this appeals more to me !

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    Sarah Robinson

    This game appeals to us because we are big disney fans. Sounds like a great game we could all play together as a family.

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    Looks a great game, I think the grandchildren know more about Disney than me, so that means a 4 year old would beat me

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    kylie richardson

    It looks like a game the whole family could play and no one would have an advantage (well…maybe me…because I’m a disney freak!!)

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    We love Disney in our family and this will make a perfect addition to our Sunday Disney days filled with movies and games.

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    Sounds agreat game for Disney lovers, which we all are, slightly different to normal board games involving strategies as well as knowledge. One I could see us all as a family playing and getting lots of fun from.

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    Natalie Gillham

    I like the counters and the pictures on the cards and the fact that my whole family could play it together x

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    I like it because it’s a family game, the fact it’s Disney is a bonus! My kids would love this!

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    I’m probably the biggest Disney fan ever, so anything Disney appeals to me, but in particular, I love that I would be able to share with my family and we could create memories.

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    The fact its a family game with well known disney characters. Great prize. Thanks for the chance xx

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