Snap Ships Review (PlayMonster)

Snap Ships
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What It Is

Whose side are you on: humans or aliens? Play out battles between both sides with PlayMonster's Snap Ships. Build your ship and then engage in battle with real shooting weapon play.

Forge ships are the human ships, and Komplex ships are the alien ships. The ships come in a variety of different sizes, such as the larger Forge Gladius Drop Ship and the smaller Forge Lance Scout. On the Komplex side, the Scorpion Troop Dropper is the largest set with smaller ships including the Sawfly Minelayer. Or maybe you want to battle both sides in one set. In that case, the Wasp K.L.A.W. Heavy Fighter/Falx SC-41 Escort Battle Set will give you the action you crave.

Kids simply follow the instructions to build the ship. Some ships include instructions for multiple builds, so kids can build one way and then rebuild another way the next time they play. Core cubes snap together for easy building and rebuilding. And each ship includes real launching weapons, mini pilot action figures that fit inside the ship's cockpit, and a mysterious UJU tech piece that gives each ship extra abilities in battle. You can read about each ship's UJU tech piece in the instructions.

All sets and pieces are also interchangeable, so kids can mix and match to build however they want. And if you download the free Snap Ships app, you'll have access to more action play and building ideas. Kids will like seeing digital versions of their ships come to life in the app and flying them around in the real world via Augmented Reality.

Is It Fun?

This is a cool way for kids to build their own battles. They'll like the whole aliens versus humans storyline (that will also be played out in more detail through an upcoming YouTube series), and constructing their own spaceships to play out their ultimate imaginative battles. The Snap Ships on their own are easy to build and fun to play with thanks to the rebuilding possibilities and the launchable weapons. But adding the app brings a whole other element to the play that kids will find really cool.

Who It’s For

Snap Ships are for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The ships are easy to put together.

The Snap Ships app is a free download for iOS and Android devices.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy