Top positive review
This is a winner
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2019
The pizza game is a huge hit at our house. My kids got Osmos for Christmas and loved them so much they elected to spend their Christmas money on more games. My 7 year old got this one, but her 8 year old brother plays it as well. It basically comes with the pizza toppings, the money and a circle that doubles as your pizza and the change counter. You're running a pizza shop and your customers come in and give their order. They do this in a few different ways. They may show a smiley face next to one type of topping, indicating that they like that one, and a frown next to another because they don't want any of that. Sometimes it will show certain toppings go on certain fractions of the pizza and sometimes they give their order in a "word problem". They may say something like "I only eat fish" or "I only like vegetables". You can choose the types of clues that are given and add timers and such in the game settings. So, now you have their order and you go to work making the pizza. The system recognizes the toppings you put on and the placement and this shows on the screen. The customer's reaction will indicate whether or not they are happy with their order. Then you have to physically slide the pizza over to "put it in the oven". After you wait on several customers, you will see the gray circle pop up letting you know that you have customers waiting to check out. You simply flip your pizza over to the gray side and the screen shows your customers waiting to pay. They place their money on the counter and you have to add up the amount they gave you. It shows the cost of their pizza and you have to make change. You do this by getting the money pieces from your tray and placing them on the gray circle. If you're right, you will hear the cha-ching cash register sound. It does pop the numbers up to help them out after a while if they get stuck. Again, you can go to your settings to choose the difficulty. I believe you can choose bills only, or the types of coins you want to deal in. At the end of your business day, it pops up to show you how much you made that day. I really like that it shows how much you brought in on pizza and adds in your tips then subtracts your expenses. The cost of the ingredients used and the delivery service are your expenses. This gives them their profit for the day. Their profit goes into their piggy bank and they can use this money to decorate their shop or upgrade their ovens and equipment. This game is an excellent learning tool. It's a game, so they're having fun while working on important skills. They're learning to follow specific instructions, working on their math skills, etc. I like that you can adjust the difficulty of all of it to fit your needs. Literally the only complaint I have is with the currency. This set has quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, $10, $5, $2 and $1 bills. $2 bills? Seriously? Why? It would have been so much more beneficial if they had stuck with common currency. I should also add that this includes the storage container and all of the game pieces fit inside nicely. All in all, I'm happy with the game and they absolutely love it. I do hope they plan to offer replacement parts because I can see the "pizza" wearing out over time from all of the flipping.