Readers of my blog will know how much we enjoy playing games, and we have been working with Drumond Park for a little while now, reviewing and hosting giveaways for some great games. In fact I don’t think we’ve come across a game that we don’t enjoy playing on a regular basis yet.
It’s recently been Half Term here, and we have been fortunate enough to be enjoying some fresh air, but we all know that when the weather is miserable, sometimes it’s just better to stay indoors. Drumond Park recognise family despair when the kids start shouting “I’m bored”, and are giving away a great Stay Indoors Prize bundle of games worth £69. The bundle will include Logo What Am I?, Wordsearch Junior which we have previously reviewed, and Rapidough which I am going to tell you about in this blog post.
Rapidough is a game based around imagination and quick thinking in teams of two or more. Although the game is aimed at children 8+ it can easily be played with younger children by being selective with the cards used.
Included in the box are two mats, pots of dough, modelling tool and a dough plugger for each team. Each team takes their respective colour dough, mat, and modelling tool before preparing to start the game.
There are 300 word cards in the box which are divided into cards containing one word, two words, or three words. These are all shuffled together and placed in a pile. Once person in each team acts as the modeller and they are responsible for creating a model of the word on their card. They need to do this before the opposing team to ensure everyone else in their team has the maximum time to guess what they are creating.
Be the first team to guess what your modeller is making to win the round and steal a section of dough using the plugger to gauge the amount. During play the modeller can only answer “yes” or “no” to their other team members as they are guessing, but the guessers can shout out as many times as they like.
The winning team are the team that ends up holding all of their opponents dough. To avoid mixing up the colours, place any stolen dough into the empty pots.
This is quite a fast paced game, and what we found fund was trying to make a model quickly and realising that it was all going wrong because we were rushing. When choosing a card, we were mindful of the objects on the cards as to whether the guessers would know what the finished object should look like especially when playing with Miss A who is slightly younger than the recommended age.
I loved the fact that there were modelling mats provided in the game as it meant that any crumbs of dough were caught on a mat before grinding into the table or carpet.
I also loved the fact that it really gets people to think and work together as a team which is great for large groups of people. This would be a great party game with a group of ten children in two teams, and would pass the time very quickly with each taking a turn at being the modeller.
Rapidough is available from Drumond Park for £24.99 and is worth every penny. For stockists, and to play games online, visit www.drumondpark.com
Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to win the bundle of game by entering below.
Disclosure – I received the game free of charge but all opinions are my own