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Old 01-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Any reviews of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom? Is it worthwhile?

My DDs love Agent P's Adventure at EPCOT.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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My DS6 loved it. You can get your cards (one pack per park ticket per day) at the fire house or somewhere in Liberty Square (hopefully someone else can chime in on this). There is a little tutorial at the beginning, and then you are sent to do a 'mission' in one area of the park.

We only did the ones for Main Street and Adventureland, but at least with those two, there is a lot of zigzagging within the 'land' where you get sent. Even so, it doesn't really take very long (we found them to actually be much shorter than the Agent P missions). Sometimes you will get held up at a portal waiting for others to complete their task.

I've seen people complain that being able to see and hear what the portal says to people in front of them in line ruins the game. We didn't find that to be true at all. First of all, everyone is in a different place in the game, so you are about as likely to see a portion of the mission that you have already completed as you are to see one that is yet to come. Second, unless you are looking over the shoulder of the people playing, it is easy enough to distract yourself and focus on something else while others finish their turns.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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My 15 yo ds and 8 yo dgd both loved playing. A couple of tips to get more cards is to get a pack for everyone in your party even if not everyone is playing and to pick up packs every time you go to MK, even if you are not playing that day.

You will get a key card which they will activate when you pick up your first pack of cards. Label it somehow so you don't get it mixed up with an extra key card or someone else's (if you have multiple people playing). Just don't write across the side you hold up in front of the sensors. We just marked it with a small initial in one corner.

Be aware that someone may ask your child if he/she wants to trade cards. I had no problem with this as long as the trade was giving a duplicate for one my dgd did not already have. Some cards are more rare than others and some are showing up on EBay. My dgd and ds know which are more valuable and are pretty smart traders so I didn't worry much about it. Just really supervised it with dgd. My teen son made his own choices about trading.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Does this mean you get to KEEP the cards too when you sign up??? sorry it sounds silly but I paid for the first pack she got last nov. and I could've got 3 for free??
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Thanks, everyone! My DD10 played it and really enjoyed it.

We got one pack of cards for each of us (4) each day we were at MK so we got 12 packs, although we could have gotten more except we didn't play the first two times at MK.

We didn't pay for any cards and we did get to keep all of them for our next trip.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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It's a very fun and addicting game. I started playing last March, and have finally gotten a complete collection (72 cards). I recommend the game to everyone
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
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My 7 year old loved it. We didn't do it until our last day though, we really should have done it sooner! We got a special spell card the night we went to MVMCP.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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You can get your cards (one pack per park ticket per day) at the fire house or somewhere in Liberty Square (hopefully someone else can chime in on this).
Yes, you can get cards at the Firehouse on Main Street or behind the Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. The location in Liberty Square seems less busy...

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Even so, it doesn't really take very long (we found them to actually be much shorter than the Agent P missions). Sometimes you will get held up at a portal waiting for others to complete their task.
I think it depends on how busy it is when you are playing. My family found that it took about 30 minutes to complete on villain. It can be pretty time consuming on busy days if you have to wait a while.

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I've seen people complain that being able to see and hear what the portal says to people in front of them in line ruins the game. We didn't find that to be true at all.
Again it really depends on how many people are in front of you. There are two villains per land, so you might see a different set of cut-scenes. I ended up with someone ahead of me that was on the same path, so I ended up seeing/hearing the scenes twice. It was fine, but it did seem a little repetitive by the end.

As others have said, you can get one pack of cards per valid ticket per day. If you happen to be at the parks for a special ticket event (like MVMCP or MNSSHP) you can also get a pack of cards with those tickets. They stop handing out card packs one hour before normal park closing. (So no cards during EMH, at least that's how it was in October.)

I liked SotMK and am hoping to play again on my next trip, but it's not something I would do if the parks are really crowded.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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My son loved it for a while until they dumbed down the whole system. Then he got bored with it pretty quickly. We still get the cards every trip in though. He's managed to complete 3 sets so far..
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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I keep hearing about this game and admit to being curious about it. Is it something that My Husband and I could do together and enjoy on an adult level or is there a high cheese factor to it. Also what all do the challenges entail? If an example could be given without giving away too much plot I would be grateful. I can only ever find vague descriptions of this game.
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I keep hearing about this game and admit to being curious about it. Is it something that My Husband and I could do together and enjoy on an adult level or is there a high cheese factor to it. Also what all do the challenges entail? If an example could be given without giving away too much plot I would be grateful. I can only ever find vague descriptions of this game.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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I keep hearing about this game and admit to being curious about it. Is it something that My Husband and I could do together and enjoy on an adult level or is there a high cheese factor to it. Also what all do the challenges entail? If an example could be given without giving away too much plot I would be grateful. I can only ever find vague descriptions of this game.
I wouldn't describe it as having a "high cheese factor", but whether you'd enjoy it really depends on whether you like these types of games. I like video games and thought it was fun. Others in my group aren't into video games and thought it was kind of boring.

Basically you are supposed to defeat a villain that is trying to take over the Magic Kingdom. To defeat the villain you must use "spell cards". At the lowest level, all you do is watch the cut scene and then hold up a card (or multiple cards, it really doesn't matter). A spell is cast (the visual effect depends on the card) and after a while the villain is defeated. For the beginning level, it doesn't mater what card(s) you use, you'll eventually defeat the villain (at least for me that's how it worked). In the harder levels of the game, I gather strategy (i.e., which cards you use) matters.
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My 8 year old LOVES it. We've never been when too many people were playing but when there are people ahead of us we wander away and keep an eye out for our turn. That way ds doesn't hear and see exactly what is going on
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I wouldn't describe it as having a "high cheese factor", but whether you'd enjoy it really depends on whether you like these types of games. I like video games and thought it was fun. Others in my group aren't into video games and thought it was kind of boring.

Basically you are supposed to defeat a villain that is trying to take over the Magic Kingdom. To defeat the villain you must use "spell cards". At the lowest level, all you do is watch the cut scene and then hold up a card (or multiple cards, it really doesn't matter). A spell is cast (the visual effect depends on the card) and after a while the villain is defeated. For the beginning level, it doesn't mater what card(s) you use, you'll eventually defeat the villain (at least for me that's how it worked). In the harder levels of the game, I gather strategy (i.e., which cards you use) matters.
Thanks! My husband and I do enjoy a good video game when we can. We just might have to give it a try!
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #15
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Trade cards???

Do you trade with the cm's at the firehouse or with the guests or both??? This may be as addictive as pins!! I confess to have hit eBay to make sure we have Pocahontas and Belle card, our 2 fav princesses when we go this summer!!
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