Let’s chat, shall we? There are many things that my son enjoys playing that I just don’t “get”. I mean I know what he is doing but I guess I am not enough of a gamer to really understand exactly what the games entail. That is what you will find here. I am going to tell you what I know to be true about Skylanders Trap Team from what my son has said. We did receive a copy of Skylanders Trap Team for review and all thoughts and opinions are ours alone.
If you aren’t familiar with Skylanders, I am guessing either you have girls for children, don’t have young children, or live in a cave. I mean, Skylanders is everywhere! The game has been growing with a new, more interesting edition every year. We reviewed Swap Force last year in our gift guide and, just as we did then, I am going to rave about this incredible game.
What is Skylanders Trap Team?
Let’s start by talking about what you get when you buy Skylanders Trap Team. The starter pack includes the following:
- 1 Video Game
- 1 NEW Traptanium Portal™
- 2 Skylanders Figures
- 2 Traps
- 2 Character Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes
- 2 Trading Cards
- 1 Character Poster
Now let’s break that down a bit. The trading cards and character sticker sheets are some of those things that my son is not quite interested in. I put them in a book for him. The character poster is hung up on his wall and he enjoys looking at all the characters and deciding which one he wants more.
Skylander Trap Team Figures
There are a number of figures that you can buy but these two you see above are the ones that came in our Skylanders Trap Team startup pack. They are Snap Shot and Food Fight. My son can tell you all about what they do and their special talents. In fact, he can name every character he has ever received and what they do. Kids love this game!
These are traps. You can use a trap to “trap” a villain. Then you can play the game as that villain. My son says they basically are “on your team” then. There are a number of traps available. Now, my understanding is that you put the trap in when you are fighting the villain and then that trap is used for that villain. If you want to trap another from the same element, you would want to have an additional trap for that element. Following me? If not, ask an 8 year old. They apparently “get this game” much more than I do. Regardless, my son is asking for more traps immediately because he wants to trap more villains.
With each new Skylanders game, you get a new portal. This one is made for the Trap Team because it has a place to put the traps you are using during the game. As you can see, it lights up and is a point of interest for the game. So, not only are you intrigued by the game itself, but the portal as well. The portal is necessary to play because you place the character you are playing with (and change according to what skill you want to use) and trap on them in order to compete in the game.
That game? Well it has amazing graphics. The plot? Better explained by the manufacturer…
Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands! It’s up to you and the Skylanders to find and capture them. Using Traptanium™, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements , you have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight for you! Begin the ultimate adventure as you explore Skylands in search of the escaped villains!
I am sure there are questions about Skylanders Trap Team if you have never heard of the game and I am more than happy to answer them for you (or ask my son and then answer them for you!). If you have a child that has played Skylanders in any previous edition, I am sure they will be thrilled with this game. My son definitely is. He says this is the best version yet, and he should know as he owns and has played them all extensively.
Skylanders Trap Team is available for nearly all gaming systems so you are sure to find one for whatever game system you have. You can find out where to buy Skylanders Trap Team, more about the game, characters, and much more at the Skylanders website. It has a suggested retail price of $74.99 but is currently on sale everywhere it seems. Check your ads and online to see where the best deal is!
We definitely recommend this game again this year. My son is already talking about what may come in the future and planning all he wants with this game. He plays this every day and has so much excitement for this game. I am sure your kids will love it too.
Do you have a Skylanders Fan in your household? What games do you or your children enjoy?