The weather has just about started to give us the impression that spring is here. With the sun shining a little, it’s a great excuse to get back out into the garden. Miss A has been sent Ringstix, an outdoor garden game to review, so she’s been out in the garden sussing out the game.
Ringstix comes in five pieces, one plastic ring, and four sword / wand lookalike stix to play the game with. You can play Ringstix on your own or with a partner, hence the four stix to play with. The idea of the game is to hold the two stix in the correct manner (so you can see the wording on both), and place the ring over the two stix when they are close together.
Pull the stix apart and watch the ring fly off and hopefully into the direction of the opposing player who has to try and catch it on their stix.
Miss A started by practising the art of holding the stix the right way around to begin with. Once she had gotten the hang of this, they the next challenge was to aim as the sticks came apart and the ring flew off. There is some judgement when playing in a smaller space like a garden to ensure the ring doesn’t fly over the fence. We did decide quite quickly this game is better in wide open spaces such as the park to get the best use out of it, but we still had fun in the garden.
The concept is so simple I am surprised I’ve never seen anything like it before, but its bright design means that you wont lose the pieces easily in grass if playing in a large open space. The game can easily be adapted for more people if you have two sets for example, and I thought it was good for co-ordination and motor skills as I watched Miss A concentrating trying to catch the ring as it flew back down to the ground.
Ringstix has an RRP of £12.99 and is suitable for ages 6+.
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