Rattle Me Bones – Review and Giveaway

Monkey loves pirates and the whole idea of buried treasure so I knew the latest release from Drumond Park would be well received.  Rattle Me Bones is aimed at children aged 5 years and over and can be played with 2-4 players.

Rattle Me Bones

Rattle Me Bones needs 3 x AA batteries to operate Captain Boney, the game consists of the Captain Boney Skeleton, treasure pile base, a staff, 12 coloured accessories as well as a golden pirate hat, 6 treasure coins , spinner and instructions.

Rattle Me Bones

Fit Captain Boney to the treasure pile base, put the coins in the chest and place each accessory on the skeleton as identified in the instructions.  We found it best for me to set the game up, Monkey was too easily frustrated trying to get everything in exactly the right place.

The idea of the game is to collect three items of treasure (the accessories being worn by Captain Boney, along with his golden pirate hat.  Turn the game on (switch on side of treasure pile) and the youngest player spins first.

Rattle Me Bones

Whatever colour the spinner lands on indicates the colour of treasure you need to try to remove from Captain Boney, if none of that colour is left, then you try to remove a gold coin from the treasure chest.

Can you claim your booty without waking the pirate up?  That’s the hard part of Rattle Me Bones. This really is a game of precise hand eye coordination.  If you wake him up, he will certainly start to rattle his bones.

Rattle Me Bones

Should you wake the Captain up, turn him off, reposition him, replace any accessories which have been shaken off as well as the piece that the player was trying to remove.  Turn him on, and the game commences with play moving to the next player.

Once a player has collected 3 pieces of treasure (accessories of any colour – blue, red or yellow, or you can use two gold coins to count as one piece of treasure – Monkey found this a bit confusing) on your next go you can try to remove the Captain’s golden hat! If they remove the hat successfully they are the winner.

Should they fail though, they need to reset the game, replace the hat and one piece of treasure, play then moves to the next player.

We’ve changed the rules slightly as Monkey was getting confused and frustrated with the number of coins he needed,. but otherwise, we’ve enjoyed playing Rattle Me Bones and it’s the sort of game that will be popular for some years to come.  It’s also good to know that the game can be stored away easily in the box once play has finished.

Rattle Me Bones is priced at £22.99 and will certainly keep the kids entertained.

For more information on this game and many others pop over to the Drumond Park website, where you will also find stockist information.

disclaimer: we were sent this game in exchange for an honest review.


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Rattle Me Bones game from Drumond Park worth £22.99



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172 thoughts on “Rattle Me Bones – Review and Giveaway

  1. Cap’n Squawkshoulder’s the name,me treasure’s hidden in the cupboard under the kitchen sink- a secret place,the existence thereof known by no other living soul..

  2. Captain Mum of the washing pile….. I’d hide my treasure in the washing basket, theres only me that touches it !!

  3. I’d be Peg Leg Pritchard & I’d hide my treasure in the cleaning cupboard as there’s no way anyone in my house would look there!

  4. If I were a pirate I would be Captain Sea-Legs Lisa & I would hide my treasure on a white sandy beach in the Caribbean (& enjoy some sunbathing & cocktails whilst there!) x

  5. Where to hide it is so easy,the cleaning cupboard as no-one else ever opens it !,my name would be,as fro my name my grand-daughter Evie who’s five says it’s Dinglar,well shiver me timbers,I’ve never heard of it either x

  6. Ooh ah me hearties.
    I be Captain kidd-me-Nott
    I don’t hide me treasures, because I like to show them off to the world – if you had children like mine you would not want to hide them either

  7. Captain knee knocker cause id be scared of all the fighting lol.id hide my treasure in sand dunes that were camouflaged with fake rocks

  8. Captain Beck-A-Lott – I would have to go the whole mile and dig up my back garden to bury my treasure as I would have no chance of hiding anything in my home as my little girl and partner find everything I hide (christmas presents) Lol 🙂

  9. Captain Tinny and I’d bury my treasure in the back garden so no one could get it, but I could get access when I needed to get some shopping!

  10. Captain Fearless Fay and I would hide my treasure under the kids bunk bed, with the amount of rubbish under there no one will ever find it!

  11. I’d probably be called ‘Captain Ono’ as I keep seeing reminders lately that we’re fast approaching Xmas again and I just hear myself crying ‘Oh No!’ in panic all the time. I would stuff my treasure (presents) where I always hide them but if I told you I’d have to kill you 😉

  12. Pirate perfect! Because I like things “just so”
    I’d hide my treasure under the bath – because everyone looks under the bed, don’t they?

  13. I’d be Pirate Piggy and I’d bury my treasure on a hot, idyllic tropical island so I had an excuse to escape on holiday to retrieve it.

  14. I would be captain moan a lot, apparently the children say its all I do! I would hide my treasure under the childrens bed as they never look under there!

  15. Captain pink moustache ….i would hide it in my handbag ……my hubby and children say that they can never find anything in there ….it should be safe

  16. Captain Mum Can I Have….
    i would hide my treasure with the cleaning products under the sink, on one would ever find it 😀

  17. I’m Pirate Pat when playing with my grandson so I’ll stick with that. I’d hide my treasure wherever I leave my pens as I can never find one 🙂

  18. Captain Sarcastic.

    I’d hide the treasure under a helipad. Well – everyone will be looking for X marks the spot. They’d never suspect the big H.

  19. I’d be Captain WashALot and I’d hide me treasure in the washing machine …. seeing as nobody else seems to know we’ve got one! Ha-harrrrr!

  20. I’d be Captain Cook the tea and I would hide my treasure in with the vegetables, it would be safe from the kids then.

  21. Swashbuckling Sheryl and my treasure would be hidden in the dishwasher as I’m the only who opens/uses it and my treasure would stay clean.

  22. If I was a pirate I’d call myself Nutz and i’d keep my treasure in my bedroom as it’s so messy at the moment that no-one would even attempt to find it let alone succeed 😉

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