No, any of the campatible Uno, Mega, Mini will do the blink. I have a couple of Sunfounder Uno’s and they work just fine. Have also purchased one off of Banggood and Aliexpress and never had any troubles. You just need to ensure the libraries and the boards are load/installed thru the Arduino IDE.
There is a website that will simulate the board. When I find it I will post.