Thursday, 4 June 2015

Dino Bite game (age 4+) from Drumond Park review and giveaway

Drumond Park are one of our favourite games manufacturers and this one is very different! Designed for 2-4 players aged 4+ there is no board, there are no counters, no timer. Instead we have a snarling spring-loaded dinosaur and a whole nest full of baby dinosaurs that you are trying to pinch!


Drumond Park's Dinobite only requires 2 minutes assembly. Attach the dinosaur to the main part of the model and insert  2 x AA batteries, switch it on and you are ready to go. The batteries power the sound, which plays dinosaur style jungle noises throughout, and the timing to release the dinosaur.

Dinobite game from Drumond Park how it works

The premise of the game is that you are rescuing the little baby dinoaurs from the clutches of the dastardly T-Rex. The babies are just beginning to hatch and you need to pick them up using the special dinosaur tweezers and get them to safety before you are spotted.

Dinobite game dinosaur and egg nest

Each baby is only rescued when you roll a matching dice on your turn, and at the end of the game the person with the most dinobabies is the winner. When the T-Rex spots you, he'll leap forward with a pretty impressive ROAR!! And no matter how many times you play, it always makes you jump!

Dino Bite dinosaur game  for 4 year old

He's a pretty impressive dinosaur, and the sound effects are great. We had an issue the first time we put him together as he didn't quite line up and wouldn't leap forward enough to actually complete his big 'ROAR', but I think it was our error because it hasn't happened any time since.

Dino Bite dinosaur face close up teeth T-rex

The dinobabies are quite tricky to pick up at first, but even our 5 year old got the hang of it very quickly. Our 6 year old colourblind son can't tell any difference between the red and green dinobabies, but it was easily fixed by allowing either for anyone who rolled red or green.

Dino Bite dinosaur babies in eggs

This is a nice, lively game that doesn't require any reading and is very easy to play. It helps teach colours and number counting skills to small children, and is brilliant for building their fine motor skills and dexterity. It also teaches game play and turn-taking, and because it's very quick, is an excellent choice when you have younger family gamers who are joining in with you.

My boys love this game, they love the peril as they anticipate the dinosaur jumping towards them. They can play it without adult supervision, and it's actually quite hard to argue over as there really isn't any confusion to be had! I like it too, it's very much like a couple of my favourite childhood games, and real genuine fun.

Dino Bite game box and dinosaur roar

Dinobite has a recommended price of £19.99 and is available at all good toy shops or online.

Drumond Park have very kindly offered a copy of Dino Bite as a prize for one of my readers. Entry is by Gleam form below. No entry is mandatory, and the giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday 5th July. UK entries only. Please see full terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam form.

Dino Bite Game from Drumond Park


We were sent our copy of Dino Bite to review.

99 comments:

  1. I love a Stegosaurus, purely because of it's shape!

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  2. I love the t rex big and strong

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  3. My favourite is the Ankylosaurus!

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  4. My daughter loves Barney...

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  5. the Pterodactyl, very cool that they could fly

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  6. raptor, smart and deadly

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  7. Oh this looks brilliant! My favourite dinosaur would have to be Barney ;) Libby would love this game but I think it would frighten the life out of Lia!x

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  8. I loved the dinosaur of The Flintsones - that provided the water for their kitcken sink!

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  9. Rex from toy story!

    AShleigh

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  10. Catherine McAlinden5 June 2015 at 07:02

    Stegosaurus!

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  11. I always liked a triceratops!

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  12. I love LIttle Foot from the Land Before Time movie :)

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  13. Which dinosaur is your favourite? It can be real, imaginary or from TV, books or movies. . . . . . . diplodicus - l've always liked the word diplodicus ever since l became interested in dinosaurs as a child

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  14. T-rex is my sons favourite - just because he is AWESOME!

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  15. Velociraptor, such a cool name

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  16. Stegosaurus as looks pretty don

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  17. I like pteradactyls not sure why!

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  18. I always loved the tv series 'Dinosaurs' with the Sinclair family - 'Not the Mama, Not the Mama!!!'

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  19. Toy story T. rex

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  20. I like triceratops, because they are unique

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  21. T-Rex, they were so tall. Donna Loxton.

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  22. Claire Elizabeth Noke11 June 2015 at 14:50

    T-rex ... cause hes the biggest and scariest and everyone does as they are told for him ! lol

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  23. Elizabeth Hinds14 June 2015 at 13:31

    I love Rex from Toy Story :)

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  24. Apatosaurus because it's body shape is fascinating!

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  25. Barney, he's purple, my favourite colour

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  26. T Rex King of the dinosaurs

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  27. My favorite is the T Rex x - leanne w

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  28. My son likes the T rex from The amazing world of gumball! Think her name is Tina!

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  29. We all love Godzilla! Our son loves all dinosaurs really so I know he would love this game. Fingers crossed x

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  30. T-Rex, I used to love Marc Bolan

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  31. Littlefoot from the land before time

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  32. Rex from toy story

    Kay Panayi

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  33. we love pteradactyl as it has a silent 'p' daft I know but that is the reason x

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  34. rex from toy story

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  35. Pteradons - always been fascinated by them since i was a child.

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  36. Not sure what it is but my grandson will know

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  37. i love the diplodocus, so cute and daft

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  38. T- rex, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  39. The big T-Rex in the first Jurassic Park! Dino ROAR!!!

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  40. My son loves triceratops. Especially Tank from Dinosaur Train

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  41. Doyouthinkhesawaus ! Because it makes my kids laugh out loud!

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  42. A T-Rex I love they're tiny arms! x

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  43. A dooyoothinkhesaurus is my favourite

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  44. My favourite was always the diplodocus. I think because they're vegetarian, even though I'm not :-/

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  45. Argentinosaurus is almost certainly the largest ever dinosaur and land mammal. Fascinating!

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  46. The Pteranodon, love the dinosaur train cartoons so cute!

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  47. I love diplodocus. Such a wonderful word! :)

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  48. My son loves Rex from Toy Story :) he's just cute and adorable, and very naive like my own little dinosaur :)

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  49. The T-rex, especially when its the dinobot Grimlock!
    Trevor Linvell

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  50. pteradactyl - My son's obssessed with them :-)

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  51. My favourite is the well spoken Thesaurus :o)

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  52. I love Sarah from land before time :)

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  53. barney the singing dinosaur

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  54. Rex from Toy Story is brilliant, my little girls favourite character! x

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