I must confess it has taken me a while to work out how to play Lego Ninjago.
Now that I know the basic rules I can see it could be an enjoyable and challenging game for kids. For other mystified parents I have put together a run down of the basic components and rules of the game.
Also note you can play with the Ninjago sets without playing the game itself :0)
What is Ninjago?
Lego Sets: Ninjago is a sub-theme of Lego which is based around Ninjas and involves a game known as Spinjitzu.
History of the Ninjago World: The world of Lego Ninjago was created by the original Master of Spinjitzu who developed this form of martial art based on the concept of “power through spinning”.
The Master created the world using four “ultimate weapons”; the Nunchucks of Lightning, the Shurikens of Ice, the Scythe of Quakes, and the Sword of Fire.
Before dying the Master gave his two sons, Sensei Wu and Lord Garmadon the knowledge of Spinjitzu and the weapons. One used the power for good and the other…well you get the idea.
In the current world of Ninjago the ninjas battle the evil creatures created by Lord Garmadon to stop them controlling the four ultimate weapons and ruling the world.
What You Need To Play Ninjago
The Basic Rules of Ninjago
1.Choose a Ninjago character, three weapons, a spinner and four battle cards.
2.Put a weapon in your character’s hand, and place your character into your spinner.
3.Players say ‘Ninja GO!’ then spin their characters towards each other.
4.When a character falls, the character still standing wins. The winner takes one weapon held by the losing character.
5. Play cards at any time during the battle. Each card can only be played once.
6. After you ﬁnish playing, return any weapons you won to the players they belong to.
Lego Ninjago Quick Play
Quick Play is the easiest way to play Ninjago and only involves the characters, their weapons and the spinners. Battle cards are left out at this stage.
Here is a video that describes Lego Ninjago Quick Play.
Lego Ninjago With Battle Cards
Each Lego Ninjago minifigure comes with their own Battle Cards.
The Battle Cards give more details as to the character’s strengths and weaknesses and by adding them to the gameplay, the game becomes more complex and interesting for older children. The cards are only available with sets so this does limit things of you are on a budget.
Here is a video explaining how to add Battle Cards to basic play.
Where to Find Out More
You can find out more about Lego Ninjago on the official Ninjago website. The website has a history of the world, Spintitzu game and characters. There are also a number of play elements and games.
You can purchase Lego Ninjago at most online outlets. We recommend Amazon’s site because of their range, price and customer service (free shipping on most items also helps).
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