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Pretty Pretty Princess Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Pretty Pretty Princess Board Game: Rules and Instructions for How to Play

Objective of Pretty Pretty Princess

The objective of Pretty Pretty Princess is to be the first player to collect all of the jewelry of your color while avoiding the black ring.


  • Place the gameboard and spinner on the table. Older versions of the game require you to assemble the four piece gameboard.
  • Put all of the jewelry into a pile where all of the players can reach. The crown should be placed near the pile.
  • Each player chooses a color. They will sit near the corner of the gameboard that matches the color they chose.
  • Take the pawn of the color you chose. You will place it on any space on the circular gamepath.
  • All of the players spin the spinner. The player that spins the highest number starts the game. Play passes clockwise throughout the game.
Setup for Pretty Pretty Princess

Playing Pretty Pretty Princess

To begin your turn you will spin the spinner. The number you spin on the spinner determines how many spaces you will move your pawn. Move your pawn clockwise the corresponding number of spaces.

Spinning the spinner
The pink player spun a two on the spinner. They will move their playing piece two spaces clockwise around the gameboard.

Multiple players can be on the same space at the same time.

After moving your pawn you will take an action based on what space your pawn landed on. Your turn then ends. The player on your left takes the next turn.

Necklace space

Jewelry Space

If you land on a Necklace, Bracelet, Earring or Ring space; you will take the corresponding piece of jewelry from the center pile. You can only take a piece of jewelry that matches your color. Put the piece of jewelry on. If you have already collected that piece of jewelry, you will take nothing on your turn.

Bracelet space
The green player landed on a Bracelet space. They will take the green bracelet and put it on.

When you land on an Earring space, you will only take one of the two earrings. You will have to land on the space again to take your other earring.

Earring space in Pretty Pretty Princess
The purple player landed on the Earring space. They will take one of the purple earrings and put it on.
Crown space in Pretty Pretty Princess

Crown Space

When you land on the Crown space, you will take the crown and place it on your head. If another player currently has the crown, you will take it from them.

Black Ring space

Black Ring Space

If you land on the Black Ring space, you will take the black ring. If another player currently has the black ring, you will take it from them. You must wear the black ring until you are able to get rid of it.

Wearing the black ring prevents you from winning the game.

Put One Back space

Put One Back Space

When you land on the Put One Back space, you will choose one of your pieces of jewelry that you are currently wearing and return it to the jewelry pile.

Put One Back example in Pretty Pretty Princess
The pink player landed on the Put One Back space. They decide to put back their pink necklace.

If you have the black ring you should return it to the pile. Otherwise you need to pick one of your earrings, bracelet, necklace, ring or crown. Should you have no jewelry, you will do nothing on your turn.

Take Any Piece space

Take Any Piece Space

The Take Any Piece space allows you to take any piece of jewelry (matching your color) from the center pile. You may also choose to take the crown from the center pile or from the player that currently has it.

Winning Pretty Pretty Princess

Players will keep taking turns spinning the spinner and moving their pawn.

The objective of the game is to collect all of the pieces of jewelry of your color along with the crown. You need to acquire the necklace, bracelet, ring, both earrings, and the crown. Once you have acquired all of the pieces of jewelry of your color, you win the game. You should make your best Princess wave to your opponents.

Winning Pretty Pretty Princess
The pink player has acquired all of their jewelry and the crown. They have won the game.

There is one exception though. You cannot win the game if you currently have the black ring. In order to win the game, you need to get rid of the black ring.

Unable to win due to having the black ring
The pink player has all of the jewelry needed to win the game. Since they have the black ring though, they currently can’t win the game. They need to get rid of the ring before they can win the game.

Pretty Pretty Princess FAQ

If you have any questions about how to play Pretty Pretty Princess, leave a comment below on this post. I will try to answer any questions asked as best and as quickly as possible.

Components for Pretty Pretty Princess


  • 4 plastic pawns
  • 4 necklaces
  • 4 bracelets
  • 4 pairs of earrings
  • 5 rings
  • Gameboard
  • Spinner
  • Instructions

Year: 1990 | Publisher: Golden, Hasbro, Milton Bradley, Winning Moves | Designer: Elizabeth Pacza | Artist: Peggy Brown

Genres: Children’s, Spin and Move

Ages: 5+ | Number of Players: 2-4 | Length of Game: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High

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