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Keith Stump
United States
Knoxville
Tennessee
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8
Jan 2006*
This game looks really nice when set up, and is quite fun. Kind of like a Sorry in the aspect of the having to "go back to Start" whenever Capt. Bones decides to strip ones gold from on top of thy head. My 4 year old kids love this game, and they're learning the nuances of counting, moving ahead of one another, and skipping over another. Of course they are still having some problems with "not winning" and having to go back to start, but it does seem, with more plays, that even those times are getting less dramatic. A good game, just no skill involved.
2006-01-22*
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Steve R Bullock
United States
Palm Coast
Florida
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7
Jan 2006*
OK, so this is for small children and is all about luck. I still love playing it because it is so darn cute! I leave it set up on the coffee table, and when the wife and I sit down to chat or such, we fire up the monkey and watch ol' Capt. Bones do his thing! Gives us a chance to chat a bit while we have a bit of silly fun. Recommended for the entire family, age 4 to 94. Cute bits and pieces!
2006-01-24*
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Lisa
United States
Pennsylvania
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7
Feb 2011
Found this on the clearance shelf several years ago. The skeleton wakes up & pops out of the treasure chest & steals your gold! They won't let me get rid of this game despite their out-growing it!
2011-02-19
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Take joy from your wins; take lessons from your losses.
United States
38.978164N 76.486881W
Maryland
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6.5
Dec 2006*


Simple roll and move kids game with a killer mechanical skeleton in the middle. An impressive display of engineering in a cheap plastic game. My boys loved playing it when they were little, hated parting with it when they were older.

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Joey Connelly
United States
Tennessee
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May 2006*
Completely random gameplay, but fairly fun nontheless. An excellent game to play with youngsters who are learning how to count, share, and take turns.
2006-05-01*
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Scott Rogers
United States
Thousand Oaks
California
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Aug 2006*
Beautifully made island board with some great art direction. Captain Bones' bony reach has to be seen to be believed! A great game for young kids!
2006-08-16*
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John W
United States
Sacramento
California
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May 2008*
Impressive mechanism to grab an unlucky victim's gold, but unimpressive gameplay.
Game rates a 5 - mechanism rates a 7.
2008-05-28*
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Henk Rolleman
Netherlands
Leusden
Utrecht
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6
Nov 2008*
My son likes it a lot and he's not playing by the rules

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2008-11-02*
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Eric Engstrom
United States
Morton Grove
Illinois
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6
Apr 2012
This game is fun for about 15 minutes and is goofy as heck.
2010-10-29
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James Barnes
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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5.8
Nov 2011
Oh yeah! Captain bones has a long reach to catch your golden treasure. Another Ameritrash bit of fun!
2011-11-08
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Drew Dees

North Hollywood
California
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5
Mar 2008*
kids and easily amused adults seem pleased by this one
2008-03-16*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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Am I a man or am I a muppet? If I'm a muppet then I'm a very manly muppet!
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5
Jan 2007*
Pretty standard kiddie roll'n'move, made bearable by the cool "grab the gold" skeleton & the closeout price my son paid for it.
2007-01-19*
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E C
United States
Santa Rosa
California
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5
Apr 2007*
This is very simple and neither overly exciting nor challenging. However, it is a different and silly game that is a lot of fun for younger kids and can enteratin adults, too. It's fun for a family to play.
2007-04-16*
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David Seddon
United Kingdom
Congleton
Cheshire
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5
Jul 2007*
It's just a bit of fun for the kids, isn't it? I mean the skeleton is a fun toy on his own and you have to keep those pesky kids on task or they may prefer to just play with him! Sure, there's not much game here, but it works for what it is and with a certain age group.
2007-07-08*
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David Fox
Canada
Ontario
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5
Jul 2007*
I rate this higher only cause the kids really enjoy this game. But me personally I would probably give it a 4.
2007-07-15*
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Jeffrey D Myers
United States
Los Ranchos
New Mexico
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"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." Geshe Chekhawa.
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5
Jul 2008*
Roll and move where randomization is provided by a spinner and a skeleton mechanism who can grab the gold that you are trying to get to the finish line. Our mechanism was quite erratic, so game was tossed.
2007-07-19*
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Randolph Betten
Germany
Mettmann
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5
Sep 2008*
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2008-09-01*
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Jae
United States
Bryan
TX
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5
Jun 2009*
played with my niece.
An okay roll and move game.
Very random.
2009-06-14
Get up, get up, get up, get down, fall over.
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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4.5
Nov 2007*
Completely random roll and move, but saved as a childrens game by the cool pirate pieces and the grinding mechanical skeleton who steals his gold back.
2007-11-19*
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Peter Munter
Finland
Lahti
Päijät-Häme
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4
Jun 2007*
More toy than game.
2007-06-30*
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Paul DeStefano
United States
Long Island
New York
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It's a Zendrum. www.zendrum.com
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Dec 2005*
Purely random. Like Candy Land. Cool mechanism, not more.
2005-12-26*
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Mark Hamburg
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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Dec 2007*
Awesome, awesome bits. The mechanism is cool, and the island looks great. The actual game is totally random and pretty pointless, but the game is short and the bits are cool. For kids only, though, there is no point playing with adults.

UPDATE: I am now deeply regretting buying this for five bucks on clearance at Toys 'R Us. The game is short, but not short enough. It is totally pointless. The bits no longer impress me, but they do appeal to my daughter which means she wants to play it. Please, please, let this one break so I don't have to play anymore.
2007-12-17*
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Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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Yeah it's here! Really it's right here.
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Jul 2008*
oh, can the skeleton cause the game to last longer? Why?

played pre-logging est. 5-8 times
2008-04-17*
Neal Sofge
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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3
Jul 2008*
(Rating is kid-weighted)
Nice components, and the lunging skeleton is even somewhat startling the first few times. Too bad the gameplay is so lame.
2011-02-20
robbin van biljouw
Netherlands
den oever
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Sep 2013
Baby game.
2013-10-09
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Joe McKinley
United States
San Jose
California
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When I heard the learn’d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me; When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them; When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he he lectured with
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much applause in the lecture-room, How soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars. W.W.
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May 2009*
My kids get tired of this and want to quit after about 2 turns.
2007-01-30*
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Chris Lohroff
United States
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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Jan 2007*
This is a toy, not a game. After deciding which color you want to be, there is not a single decision to be made in this game. Even a game aimed at 4 and older can include some aspect of decision making. There is absolutely none here. It's purely spin and move and push the button... and hope the leader doesn't get his gold stolen so the game will end. What's more, we played for 30 minutes and still managed to get NOBODY around the board the first time. I can't imagine playing the prescribed three rounds. There are many better options.
2007-01-22*
Dr. UDO
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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Apr 2007*
This game is great for little kids because it s so excitig to see the pirate pop out but the game s completely random with no skill even possible.
2007-04-03*
old bag
United States
Unspecified
North Carolina
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$4.74 in the 75% sale at Target Jan 06
2006-01-12*
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HurriKane
United States
Littlestown
Pennsylvania
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Kids' Game

Acquired July '10
2010-08-06
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Bobby Thompson
United States
Elkins
Arkansas
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For parts.
2011-12-01
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For Trade
Meagan teknogrrrl

Lakebay
Washington
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paid $2
2012-05-22
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Bayerisches Spielearchiv
Germany
Haar
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06.04.06.04
2014-03-01
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