Disney’s Enchanted Cupcake Party Game is a game published by Wonder Forge. It is for 2-4 players, but can also be played solo. In this game of creative cupcake making, players compete to see who can make the most cupcakes. It’s as simple as that.
To begin, each player will either choose a number of Disney Princess recipe cards of their favorite princess or they can be dealt randomly. Each card has 2 different ways to play; an easy way, that makes each cupcake built specific to a certain princess, or a harder way, that combines 3 separate princess pieces into 1 cupcake. It must be decided before playing which side will be used and all players play with the same side. From there, all the cupcakes must be unassembled and all the pieces separated into 1 of 4 piles; toppers, frosting, cake and bottoms. All of the tiles are turned face down and shuffled on the table. Play now begins.
Each player will turn over one of the face down tiles and do what it says, leaving it face up on the table. This will be either taking one of the pieces that they need to build one of their cupcakes as designated on their card(s) or flipping all the tiles back face down and shuffling them. There is one other type of tile, the clock tiles, which I’ll explain more about in a moment. Each player will continue trying to build as many of their cupcakes as they possibly can before time runs out, ending the game. The end of the game is marked by all 4 clock tiles being turned face up on the table. This signifies the end of the game. The person who has completed the most cupcakes wins.
There are several different components to this game. First off, there are the cupcakes. These are REALLY nice. They are made from a tough rubber and really take a lot of wear and tear without showing any signs of it. They are beautiful to look at and my daughter absolutely loves playing with them. The recipe cards are double sided and have pictures of the Princesses as well as how to build each cupcake. They are very nicely illustrated and are thick enough for repeated play. The tiles are all really thick and sturdy. They have nice artwork on them, especially the clock tiles. I love the fact that they used the clock tower from Cinderella to signify the end of the game. Every piece of this game is high quality and tough enough for even my rough and tumble daughter to play with and not destroy.
10 out of 10
The rulebook is just a single double sided sheet of paper but it covers everything really well. It’s easy to read and easy to understand. After all, it is a kid’s game. There are really nice illustrations on the paper and everything to follow.
9 out of 10
The game itself is really simple to play. Simple enough that my 4 year old daughter could understand it. She really enjoys putting the cupcakes together, however sometimes it’s a little difficult as the pieces are a little tight. Doesn’t affect the gameplay though as she jumps at the chance to play it over and over again. It took us a couple of times looking at the rules to understand which piece we were supposed to be getting when we flipped over the tile. Didn’t take long though and we were playing like a pro. My daughter has even got my wife to play with her several times. Needless to say, the game is fun enough that adults can enjoy playing with the kids and not get bored. That’s a plus in my book.
9 out of 10
Disney’s Enchanted Cupcake Party Game is a very light kids game of cupcake making that every little girl will LOVE to play. The game looks great and will entertain any little girl that likes Disney Princesses. I highly recommend any parent to pick this one up for their daughters, just expect to play it over, and over, and over again. Seriously. Your daughters will LOVE it, like mine did.
9 out of 10
For more information about this and other great games, please check out Wonder Forge at their site.