Rattle Me Bones

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.


I’m pleased to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this game for themselves – just complete the Gleam form below – good luck!


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The giveaway will close on 15th October 2015 at midnight.

Rattle Me Bones game from Drumond Park worth £22.99



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 Mitchell….and I’d hide it in my backgarden under the trampoline 😀 And yes I’m very unimaginative lol 😀

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. I’d be captain mammywashalot and i’d keep my treasure in the washing basket, it would be really safe there!!

  7. Chrissie the Crazy One and I’d hide my treasure in the cleaning cupboard (under the sink) no-one ever ventures in there

  8. I would be Captain Buckleswash. My treasure would be in a bank, safer that way than under an X on the beach!

  9. Captain Washbuckets, and id hide me loot in the dirty washing basket…. no one would EVER go in there!!! 🙂

  10. 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

  11. Rhonda the wanderer and I’d hide my treasure under the bed, there’s so much junk under there no one would ever kind it lol.

  12. Captain clean up…… I keep my treasure in the cleaning cubourd as noone else in the house seams to know where it is! x

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Captain Fee and I’d hide the treasure in my son’s room as some days it’s impossible to find anything in there 🙂

  16. Captain Jolly Jon and I would hide it in the garage which tends to have a few spiders, the kids never go in there!

  17. 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 🙂

  18. 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!

  19. I would be Captain Gothica, and I’d hide my treasure with my cleaning products, nobody goes there apart from me!

  20. Captain ‘PMT’ = Pirate man torturer!!

    I would hide my treasure in my knicker drawer! A place no man dare go!!

  21. Stacey swashbuckle, and I would hide my treasure under the stairs (I was always rubbish at hide and seek – can you tell?)

  22. 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!

  23. 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 😉

  24. 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?

  25. Tam the terrible! I would hide it in the loft it’s such a mess up there no one would ever find it!!

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. Captain Invincible, I would hide my treasure in a sunken wreck guarded by sharks ( that only I can control)

  29. 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

  30. Entered my name into a pirate name generator and it came up with Gurglin’ Sara Morgan…..okay….lol xx

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

  32. 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 🙂

  33. Captain Catlady and I’d hide my treasure in the cat’s litter tray, no-one would look there!

  34. I’d be Spider Monkey and my treasure would be hidden within the depths of a overflowing kitty litter tray – after all who in their right mind would look there?

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. Captain boff and i would hide my treasure in the dirty washing because no one would dare go there haha

  40. 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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