While I’m sure her imagination could easily fill in the gaps, knowing my daughter’s penchant for fancy components, I’d have to come up with something reasonably special to fire up her imagination.
Also, I wouldn’t risk using components that are too easy to knock over and set fire to (but the fire itself I consider essential to the experience!)
That said, I have to concede that even with, say, only an hour a week, I could probably put something together from thin sheets of wood, cheap paints, and something suitably cute and shop-bought for the gnomes.
But this is where I come back to time being a far scarcer resource than money right now - and despite my interest, I’m still not even sure if the game works as a game…
BGG comments are so unreliable for kids’ games. So many adults applying adult criteria. That said, there seems to be enough substance to the negative reviews to cause me concern.
So, I thought I’d try and draw on the more… normal? perspective of the SUSD forums, but if no-one here has played it I’m still in the dark (sorry).