Curious Kingdom Catapult Playset, Dragon Trainer Playset, and Story Starters Review

Editor's Rating


Editor's Review

Expand your Curious Kingdom with new Playper playsets, all made from zero-plastic Playperboard. It’s 100-percent recyclable and water-resistant. 

With the 22-piece Catapult Playset, build a gnome catapult and assemble the other accessories and figures so you can play out different action-packed scenes, such as trying to launch a gnome in the horse-drawn carriage, both with or without the free app. 

The Curious Kingdom app expands the play with learning games, and if your playset comes with Magic Stickers, the app will scan them and use AR to bring the characters to life through animations and surprises.

The 24-piece Dragon Trainer Playset adds three more characters and nine accessories to your play. As always, all of the pieces need to be assembled first, and then kids can play out whatever dragon scenarios they want, such as giving the dragon a snack after it successfully breathed fire on the target. This set can be played with the app, as well.

If you need help creating a story with your playsets, then use the Story Starters set. The 40 cards are divided into three categories: person, place, and thing. Choose one of each card to start a story. The cards only show images, so there’s no reading required. There’s even a blank card so kids can create their own idea. You could even turn this set into a fun story-telling game independent of any other Playper sets. Once the cards are chosen, tell your story, act it out, draw it, or write it. This set also comes with a buildable figure.

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Should I get it?

These playsets will inspire a lot of imaginative play. We like the action of the working catapult, the variety of accessories each set comes with, and the different ways to play with the Story Starters set. The pieces are sturdy and made from eco-friendly materials, which parents will appreciate. The app is a nice addition, but not necessary to enjoy playing with these playsets.


Eco-friendly material
Gnome catapult really works
Fun to build
Inspire imaginative play


Pieces can rip during assembly

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