When the folks at PlayMonster reached out to me to test of one of their game during The Toy Insider’s Sweet Suite at Home Event I was super excited. I wasn’t sure what game we would receive. Drone Home was the game offered to us and I was a little nervous because our youngest couldn’t participate because of his age and I was worried about having our son with Autism on camera. When the day of the event arrived I realized my oldest two kids and their cousin would love playing the game.
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About Drone Home
Race to launch your aliens!™
Race to launch your aliens down the ramps and land inside the drone! Watch out—there’s a delay once you make it in, so others can knock you out! If you stay in and your alien escapes when the drone lifts off, you’re one step closer to winning! Get rid of all your aliens first to win! It’s fast-paced fun for the whole family, and it’s the first game to include a real, flying drone! Requires batteries, not included.
The gameplay is fairly straightforward, as each player gets three small alien figures and one arm of the gameboard. At the end of the arm, there is a launching lever, which players use to shoot their aliens toward the center launchpad, which holds a (real!) drone. Land an alien in the center and the drone will take off, flying that alien to safety. The first player to send all three aliens flying wins the game. There’s a catch, though: The drone will pause for a few seconds before taking off. At that time, other players can try to knock the alien out of the center or get their own alien figure on board, too, so that both fly away. Once the drone comes back down, put it back in the center, and repeat the process until a player has successfully launched all of their aliens.
Here’s a video of my kids playing the game. Even my youngest loves having fun playing along. It’s a game where everyone plays along all at once. There is no taking turns, everyone starts launching their pieces at the same time making it loads of fun and lots of chaos. The drone adds another level of fun and a surprise element to the game, especially the first time you play and watch it take off and soar. I do recommend not playing under any light fixtures or anything that can break easily. We love playing in our living room for that reason. It gives the drone lots of room to take off with ease.
Drone Home is a great game the whole family will love playing altogether. It’s loads of fun. The drone doesn’t take long to change out of the box at all. I was able to use my without charging it at all for about 30 minutes, but they do recommend charging for a least 10 minutes before using it. That’s about how much time it takes to set up the game before you start to play it and explain the rules to new players the first time. You can play with at minimum two players but having four players is better. It’s more fun and filled with lots of action to try to knock out each other’s aliens to see who’s alien is launched in the drone.
Since we demoed the game at Sweet Suite at Home we have played it at least three to four times a week. My youngest loves it the most and he never wins, he really likes to put his alien on the drone when no one is paying attention but he loves trying to knock out his siblings’ aliens. We spend a lot of time laughing and enjoying each other’s time and that’s what I love the most about the game the quality time we get to spend with each other.
If you’re looking for a game that your family can all enjoy together Drone Home is a great game that I think everyone can enjoy. Since everyone can play the game all at the same time it’s one way for everyone to have fun all at once. It’s entertaining and competitive for everyone playing. That’s one thing we love about it and it’s perfect if your kids are 8 and older.