As much as the boys love playing their tablets and computer games they also enjoy playing traditional games too. Greedy Gorilla and Frustration are probably the two most played games in our house but I think Shark Bite and Gassy The Cow from Drumond Park come in a close second.
Shark Bite is a game that is suitable for 2-4 players and the concept is easy for children to grasp. Using the rods provided, you take it in turns to roll the dice to see how many fish you can rescue from the shark’s jaws. The winner with the most fish caught wins. However, you have to be careful because the shark can bite you at any time meaning you lose all your fish!
We had a lot of fun playing this game and what I like most about it, is that it doesn’t require batteries! The shark is mechanical and you simply push the shark’s jaws until you hear a click. Pop the fish into its mouth and it is ready to go.
The game was super easy to set up and we were able to play within minutes of opening. The game says it is suitable for children aged 4+ but I think slightly younger children would be able to join in easily too.
My boys have a three year age gap between them and more often than not M gets frustrated with some of the games we play because he invariably loses concentration. The length of the Shark Bite games seems to be just right and with its easy concept, it means they both have a good chance of winning!
Gassy The Cow
Toilet humour is an everyday occurrence in our house. That’s what happens when you live in a house full of boys so I just knew they would love Gassy The Cow.
To play the game you choose a pair of wellies and take it in turns to spin the spinner. The person whose wellies matches those on the spinner has to walk up to Gassy and lift up her tail and await their fate!
Gassy will do one of four things: fart, wee, poo or do a mega poo! When the tail is lifted up, Gassy will either shoot out a yellow disc (wee), a brown disc (poo) or a golden brown disc (mega poo)
If Gassy farts – your safe and its the turn of the next player to spin. However, if she poos, the poo is stuck onto your boot. You’re allowed a maximum of two poos on your wellies before you are out of the game. If gassy wees and you already have poo on your boot, then the wee will wash away the poo. However, you need to watch out for the mega poo as this means you are out of the game straight away. The player with the cleanest wellies is the winner!
Gassy requires 2 AA batteries to operate and is easy to set up. You simply pop the coloured discs into the Gassy’s back legs before the game can begin.
The boys have been in stitches playing this game. Like I said earlier – anything to do with toilet humour is a win!
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*We received these Drumond Park games for the purpose of this review.