Sunday, January 4, 2009

Disney Fairies Magical Flower Garden Game

My daughter got this for Christmas. It has some really fun mechanics! Your fairy travels back and forth from her flower to a central pool. The pool disburses "dewdrops" of different colors, and the color determines how you get back. On top of that, part of the board rotates under player control! When you return to your flower, you deposit the dewdrop (which your fairy pawn actually carries) and it makes your flower bloom a little -- three dewdrops, and it blooms completely, and you win! I wish the icons in the game were clearer, but I think I am going to use this in my class as an example of how to keep game state in a way that strengthens story and aesthetics.

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