Our teters say this wasn't one of their favourite LEGO games. But it'd still pretty good, and we think it features some unique and interesting game mechanics.
Like all LEGO games, kids get to build the game first - always a popular bonus for this line. We found the instructions a little confusing - they're well writen enough, but until you've actually played a game, it's easy to trip over terminology -keeping track of things like nujas vs guards, and what determines a "space". The game itself is fairly easy to play, and showing someone how to play is easier than figuring it out from written instructions.
It's a cooperative game, but with enough going on to appeal to 8 year olds. The game also appealed to a number of our younger testers, so we let them have a go, too. But based on their experienecs, we'd keep the suggested 8+ age recommendation.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I love battling the skeletons!
I want to be a Ninja too! It's fun to play together and stop the bad guy.
This game looked really fun on the internet Lego site but is not as much fun to play as some of my other lego games. You can't really change the rules that much. I liked it a lot at first but now would rather play my other games.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
This is a simple Lego game to pick up and quick to play. Not one of their best but certainly fun.
A great game! My son enjoyed building and playing it. I felt he was a bit young at 5.5 but still really enjoyed it. He has asked to play many times but would never have been able to build and play this on his own or with any of his friends that didn't already know how to play.
Really appealed to my boys. There were a lot of home made sound effects during the play. They liked the Ninja aspect and playing as a team.
Use stealthy ninja combat to battle the skeleton army!
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The evil general of the skeleton army and his guards have invaded the ninja fortress! Can you team up to battle the guards, find the golden weapons and defeat the general? The race is on to stop them! A team game of ninja combat and rope swinging for 2 - 4 players.
1 building instruction booklet