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    • The game's simplicity
    • The high level of accessibility
    • The option for team play
    • The theme and replayability due to card numbers

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    • It's almost a party game
    • If you're one of the very few who dislike everything Disney, this isn't for you.

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    Disney Colourbrain Review

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    Despite my very cold, mean looking exterior, it can be argued that inside I'm equally as cold and mean. But just under that layer of pure "Scrooge McDuck" is a true fan of Disney animated films. It's no secret that I love a good singalong, a cracking tale, a hero saving the day. I've even grown to enjoy it when the hero wins - though that's taken some time. I'm not quite the fountain of fairytale and happy endings knowledge as some others, but I know enough to do well in a pub quiz. Or in a round of Disney Colourbrain! It's a game for 2-12 players that takes around 20 minutes to play.

    Gameplay

    To set up Disney Colourbrain, establish each team's size. There can be up to four teams with any number of players in the team. (For sense, it is recommended to not surpass five in one team). These teams are then given a set of cards for their team. These are double sided with one being the team's number, and the other being one of eleven colours. The large stack of question cards is then placed somewhere all teams can access. Finally, place the scoring pad somewhere all players can access it.

    To play, a card is placed so all can see the card's question. These cards are double sided with one side being a question and the other a picture which will give the answer. Teams must choose the colours of cards which will answer the question. This may require multiple cards to be played. Teams choose and play their card simultaneously. Once one team has played their cards, they shout "COLOURBRAIN!", as an indicator to others that they have 15 seconds before the answer will be revealed. Any team who had a correct answer gains a point on the pad. However, should all teams be correct then no one scores and the next question is worth an extra point. The final element of the game is the steal. The team in last place can play this against those in first place to steal eight of their colours for the next round.

    The game doesn't last long due to the time constraint of others playing simultaneously. As soon as any team fills their score track, the win and the game is over.

    How It Handles

    Disney Colourbrain (or Colourbrain: Disney Edition depending on your flavour) is a lovely party game for all ages. The accessibility is incredibly low and there is no learning curve. What's more is it allows you (me) to express their passion for all things Disney without being overbearing!

    All The Intellectual Property Is Here!

    It's fair to say that Disney have produced their fair share of movies. And bought their fair share of smaller companies to bring them under the Disney umbrella. In fact, most everything may be Disney in the future! For now, however, the wide selection is still incredibly vast... so does Disney Colourbrain cater to this wide palette of variety? Yes it does. And it does so with surprising reach!

    It was astounding the range of Disney content in the box across many years. I'm fortunate in having a child as an excuse to watch more Disney, so I'm up to scratch on the recent things. But it was the older stuff I was able to nail! But what threw me was those moments where you knew the film. Knew the character. Could visualise everything in your head and guess a colour, and somehow never notice that Dumbo's magic feather was black. (I even watched it again to check, it is!) And I feel that makes the game quite accessible even when against a Disney buff.

    What else helped was the use of the images from the specific scenes which best showed the evidence. I would have argued no end about things like Pinocchio's eye colour, had they not laid it bare for the world to see. You can't argue with the facts, and inevitably it results in those "Oh yeah!" moments. And I also love the numerousness of the cards. There's so many. So so many. More than 200, actually! It's tremendous, but also means I've got no chance of remembering every card's answer. It's all down to knowledge of logical (lucky) guesses!

    The Full Rainbow!

    Disney Colourbrain has a way to stop you having that one in eleven chance of guessing correctly every time. Guessing multiple colours. Simple, but effective. Suddenly Woody's bandana is three colours, not two like you though. And Nemo isn't just orange and white. There's a third colour there too.

    What really slowed me down were the big numbers I wasn't expecting. It was neck and neck between myself and the other Disney genius of the group. And we got asked for five colours. Five! The audacity of the animators to make Mrs. Potts the Teapot five colours! Needless to say I lost. But it was intense and awesome. Having us both just name colours until we hit a film we hadn't seen would have killed the momentum and fun we had whilst playing. By spicing it up with some extra expectations, we were taken aback and put back into our places.

    Banned from Disneyland for Theft...

    The only element of this game I didn't understand entirely was the steal. It made no sense to me, personally. As the last place team, you can steal eight cards from the first place team. That's all well and good, but logistically it didn't work every time. If there were two points up for grabs, and one team on nine and another on eight, either could win. I target the leaders who know nothing about Tangled and I've lost regardless.

    What's more is how unfair it can feel. Eight cards out of eleven taken is effectively a guaranteed loss, right? We haven't seen the game won on a steal round before, and that's simple due to the statistical impossibility of it. It could happen, and it would be epic, but the pretence of a massive steal doesn't work for me. Personally, I'd play it as play against anyone. But hey, maybe it's just lost on me.

    Final Thoughts

    Disney Colourbrain is a game for nearly everyone. If you've seen, heard of, or passed a poster with any Disney content on it, you can definitely have a go. Sometime it's logic, sometimes memory, sometimes a guess. But as a team game it's one a lot of people can have a crack at. The game is undeniably simple. In fact, it should probably be classed as a party game, however the fact you won't be distracted from the game until it's over, it supersedes that label. We really enjoyed Disney Colourbrain, and can easily see families with children enjoying this too.

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    • Artwork
    • Complexity
    • Replayability
    • Player Interaction
    • Component Quality

    You might like

    • The game's simplicity
    • The high level of accessibility
    • The option for team play
    • The theme and replayability due to card numbers

    Might not like

    • It's almost a party game
    • If you're one of the very few who dislike everything Disney, this isn't for you.

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    great company! Bought lots of games now

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    Great price (cheaper than my usual online go-to store) and fast delivery and packaged safely! Easy to use and navigate the website. Already asked someone to buy me my birthday present from here! Will definitely use them again

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    Competitive Prices in today's 2021 CCG/TCG Market. Great Card Shop option to purchase gaming cards compared to most Card Shops that lack a variety of inventory. Gives players a chance to buy and play these wonderful games. Excellent Customer Service. I'd drive here and visit the store if I didn't live that far.

    Good prices, good selection and preorder/restock options. Good communication. Deliveries are quick and nicely packaged.

    Good prices, good selection and preorder/restock options. Good communication. Deliveries are quick and nicely packaged.

    A large selection of games available to the UK

    A large selection of games available to the UK

    Have been buying from Zatu for a year now, always a swift delivery. Rapid answers to questions. A thoroughly awesome company. Highly recommended.

    Have been buying from Zatu for a year now, always a swift delivery. Rapid answers to questions. A thoroughly awesome company. Highly recommended.

    Really great, easy to order and very reasonable. Ships really quick to offshore uk! Have used Zatu a few times now and I'll definitely order from again to get our game fix 😊 I can barely wait for my next preorder to arrive.

    Really great, easy to order and very reasonable. Ships really quick to offshore uk! Have used Zatu a few times now and I'll definitely order from again to get our game fix 😊 I can barely wait for my next preorder to arrive.

    Great games, delivered quickly with wonderful customer service

    Great games, delivered quickly with wonderful customer service

    I'm in Ireland and ordered on a Friday and received on a Monday. Umbelievable, thanks so much. Very nice to deal with too!

    I'm in Ireland and ordered on a Friday and received on a Monday. Umbelievable, thanks so much. Very nice to deal with too!

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