This is one product revamp that may be a great change for children, but it sucks for adults trying to #ExperienceItAgain. It just wasn't as fun as I remember, but, of course it has been many years since I last played it...
Hubby and I found a great deal on Operation Game and thought it would be fun to play again. We couldn't wait to play it. Hubs got it open while I set out to find the 2 AA batteries we needed to get that infamous buzzer to work. We got all the pieces loaded in and were ready to play. The pieces have changed quite a bit since I was a kid.
Turns out the rest of the game has changed, too. There are no longer cards to tell you what piece to draw. Now, you just take turns taking out any piece. The winner is the one with the most pieces at the end. So, a little bit of a change, but it can still be fun.
Except, that it's not, not for an adult anyway, or really anyone over age 6. It's just too easy! The new pieces are easier to grab, and the openings are larger, so it's almost impossible to touch the side and set off that buzzing noise that makes the game challenging and fun. I had to touch the sides just to make sure it was actually working...Yup it was, we just couldn't mess it up. So much for our new fun party game; big fail for us!
It still could be a big win as a game for young children, but if you're hoping to #ExperienceItAgain with Operation, you will be very disappointed with the revamp. The one good thing to note of the updated version is no more searching for lost pieces inside the game! Yay for that, Hasbro!
Afterall, I probably spent more time as a kid trying to dig those pieces out than I actually spent playing the game. I guess they fixed it and I can't help but wonder if this is a be careful what you wish for case! Hmmm what other old game looks like fun?!