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LEGO Creationary Game (3844)
|CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
Introducing LEGO Games, the world's first collection of games that you build, play and change. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, LEGO Games is a great way of having fun together with family and friends. Roll the LEGO Dice to select one of four exciting building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. With three levels of difficulty you can show off your building skills, while the others guess what you are creating. A great game for family and friends to test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills to the max. An interactive game for 3 - 8 players. Game play approximately 30-60 minutes.
Includes 1 buildable LEGO Dice, 1 LEGO minifigure and 1 LEGO microfigure
Also includes 1 rule booklet
Contains 96 cards
For 3 to 8 players
Contains 341 pieces
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233 of 240 found the following review helpful:
Like "Pictionary" But With Legos!Apr 14, 2010
The game is similar to Pictionary but instead of drawing, you use Legos.
What is in the game:
-- a Lego Dice, which has the categories that can be found on the cards (Buildings, Nature, Things, Vehicles) as well as a You Choose and Double (which is like You Choose but you get double points if you guess.
-- a set of 96 cards divided into Easy, Medium and Hard that have pictures on them for different categories that are on the Lego Dice (Buildings, Nature, Things, Vehicles)
-- a building tray to sort the pieces by color
-- an assortment of 338 Lego pieces
How to Play:
The instruction booklet describes several different ways you can play the game, but all basically come down to building what is on the card and having someone else guess what you built. The game itself can be pretty challenging -- even for adults. My 5-year-old was able to play it though, and I think most kids familiar with Legos could play it. The recommended ages are 7 and up.
I think it is creative way to play with Legos, and a game that the entire family could participate in -- even my husband enjoyed playing it! I think it definitely encourages imagination and creativity. I also appreciate that Lego provided an assortment of ways to play ... and I'm sure most families could think up their own rules to adapt their own needs. This is only one of a whole new series of games by Lego but we chose this one because it seemed to the most open-ended and best suited to the age of our son. When he gets older, I'm sure we'll be checking into some of the other Lego games that are just being released.
199 of 215 found the following review helpful:
Not the best of the new Lego gamesAug 22, 2010
By Donna G
My boys, 9 and 11, have Minotaurus and Magikus from the new line of Lego games. They enjoyed those and bought Creationary today. Even though Creationary seems like it would be more creative, they don't give you nearly enough bricks to build the items on the cards. The boys ended up frustrated that they couldn't build what they wanted with the amount of bricks they're given. Being one of the most expensive of the Lego games, I expected much more from it. Minotaurus and Magikus are cheaper and much more fun in my opinion.
48 of 53 found the following review helpful:
I can see why the reviews are mixedFeb 06, 2011
By Scott Yanoff
We've had this game for a couple of months now and it got a lot of play early on and now no one in the family suggests that we play it whenever we have time for games. First off, we don't have any of the cool new lego kits so I actually felt that there were some really neat pieces that came with the game. There were some fun hinges, springy antennas, spinning disks, and even a long red flame. If we end up truly giving up on the game and assimilating the pieces from this game into our lego collection I'll at least feel that it's not a total waste. Given some of the specialized pieces and the price I've seen for some of the specialized lego kits, the price is actually a reasonable deal.
The game play is frustrating at times. It's essentially Pictionary with legos, but they really didn't put much thought into the rules. Players take turns rolling a die which shows you a topic. You then choose from the easy, medium, or hard deck. We looked at a lot, if not all, of the cards. We could not see what the distinguishing factor was between the easy, medium, or hard cards. The kids chose the easy ones with great frequency but I didn't find them any different than some of the hard cards (or vice-versa).
The pictures on the cards are drawings, and they are rather vague at times. The rules don't offer anything concrete, so you have to decide what you accept as a correct guess. For example, I had a card that had an ocean liner on it. It looked a lot like the Titanic, but I was not sure if the acceptable guess should be "ocean liner" or "Titantic", or even something else. I accepted either, in the end. Many of the cards have this type of vagueness to them. One of the topics is "nature" and those cards are the hardest. I once drew a card that had a picture of a t-bone steak on it. I'm not sure I'd consider that "nature" but I can't tell you how someone would build that out of a few legos. I gave up on that one.
We found that the standard game of going around in turns caused people in our family to become impatient. So, we made for a more-engaging version of the game by having 3 people build at once and the 4th guesses each one. We sometimes gave a point if they were able to guess right in one try, or three tries, and sometimes we said that the builder gets 3 points if the guesser guesses right away, 2 points on the second guess, and 1 point if they guess in 3 tries. Still, I think that there have been enough missed guesses over the games we play that people just found it too frustrating (my daughters are 10 and 12), and I think also that we have such positive associations with legos that turning it into a competitive game seems to really detract from that. I think that's part of what's working against this game, along with the poorly-drawn cards and vague directions.
73 of 83 found the following review helpful:
Great gift for lego loversMay 09, 2010
By Lisa Witteman
I bought this game as a gift for my Lego-loving 6 year old nephew. He and his whole family seem to enjoy it. He isn't quite ready to play by the rules, but it was easy enough for him to come up with his own style of play. The cards that specify what you will build don't show Lego constructions, so it takes some imagination to figure out how to make some of the items. How would you build a Lego fly, or zoo or frog? The game includes a good assortment of pieces, including more unusual ones.
31 of 34 found the following review helpful:
So much fun, but VERY hard...Nov 26, 2010
"Must... have... Jpop...!"
I got this on a whim recently, and my husband, my mother, and I played it for hours. Beware, it is incredibly difficult because they don't give you the amount of bricks you really need to pull off your ideas. It requires you to get VERY creative to succeed. On one of the level 3 cards for instance, they have the sydney opera house... WHAT!? BUt regardless, this was a full evening of amusement. My niece (8) and Nephew (12)came over recently, and while they had some difficulty with specifics, they still enjoyed it. For instance there might be a car, but they want you to say formula 1, because otherwise "car" is too simple, but you have to adjust the difficulty as needed. I had an earthmover, and the kids said bulldozer. Close enough, but not at the same time. I would strongly suggest buying a cheap bucket to expand the game with so that the kids have more fun, and the game doesn't drive you insane.
SO much fun though...
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