Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t play some kind of games. We’ve been lucky here at The Life of Spicers to be introduced to some great games over this year that will be coming out again over the holidays.
Back in November when I attended the Blogger’s Night In, we played with a couple of games that I’m going to share with you today.
Twister Dance Rave is a take on the traditional Twister game. In this version you dance to music and get into a twist with your feet as you put your feet on the correct colour dots placed on the floor.
This game can be played with one or two people, so a little more restrictive than the floor game, but just as much fun. The game is played from the pod which looks a lot like an Ipod speaker with flashing lights, which would be a good selling point to this game except it runs purely on batteries so you’d run them down quite quickly.
Whilst the pod comes with some sample songs to get you playing, you can attach your Ipod to the pod to enjoy dancing to your own tunes which is a great idea..
Included are eight coloured discs that you place on the floor to dance on. This works better on hard floors, and it’s advisable to wear socks, not bear feet as we did notice that they did move about and get stuck with bare feet.
Us grown ups (well mainly me for some reason) had a go during our blogger night in.
I then brought it home for 6yo to play with. It is recommended for ages 8+ but she coped fine with it, and it was a great way to encourage her to use her correct left and right feet according to which light was flashing at the time.
I did a little video to give you an idea of what the game is about.
Next we moved onto something a little more civilised and began to play Who Wants to Be A Millionaire – Pink Version.
This game is the travel version, and comes in a pretty tin. The tins are nice and string and great for on the move. The cards inside are a good size and well made.
The rules are simple, either play against each other or in teams, and you have the standard phone a friend, ask the audience or 50/50 options for the questions.
We split into two teams playing during our blogger’s night in. If only we actually won the money for real.
We did have some laughs playing this, and it was funny to see each other floundering on some of the questions (especially my team). The funniest part of the whole game was when we found a word that none of us knew existed in the English language. Does anyone know what a WHEDGEHOG is?
Just a typo, but it was funny!
During play we had a debate about one of the questions as pictured below.
“Which is not one of the four main animals in the Madagascar series of films?”
We were sure the answer was B – Tiger, but the card thinks it’s A – Hippo.
We quickly omitted the card from play to stop confusing us as carried on as normal. The good thing about this game is that although we may have got a typo’d card and an error in an answer for a question, there are plenty of cards in the tin for it not to spoil the game in any way.
If you’re travelling, then I think this would be a great distraction for the family to pass the time as well as one to play at home.
What will you be playing this Christmas?
Disclosure – we received these games free of charge but all opinions are our own.