Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Getting Out and About

I need my children to sleep, like every parent does, so I employ the 'Lets Wear Them Out' model! It doesn't always work but it is good fun! (apart from the trauma of getting coats and shoes on!)

Den Building on the beach, using drift wood, seaweed and rocks!

 A walk up the mountain......

Visiting Historical Places...

Hunting for signs of Autumn 

It doesn't always work, but we have fun trying - bed hopping is still a weekly occurrence in our house!  Hope you have had fun out and about?

Friday, 19 September 2014

'Logo Grab' from Drumond Park - A Brand New Game!

A Review of Logo Grab by Drumond Park 

The brand new game from Drumond Park which is going into the shops as you read!!

If you are competitive and like a game with a buzz then this is the game for you and your family. It works well with 2-4 players aged 8 to adult. 

Logo Grab is a fast paced game where everyone plays at once. You roll, spot and grab! 

It doesn't take long to get to grips with this game. We did spend a bit of time making sure we were all familiar with  the  name brands, for example Butterkist, Dip Dabs, Tetley Tea, Smash.

The basic idea of the game is to be the first to collect two sets of three coloured brand cards. Each player lays out a 3 x 3 grid of shuffled LOGO cards, face up. You then have to take it in turns to take four of the eight 'letter dice' out of the bag and roll them onto the table.

 It is then when the fun starts as every player has to try and match the letter on the dice with a brand name card. Once a match is made you have to shout out the brand name and make a grab for the dice with the matching letter; picking it up. 

If the dice jingles then you lose the card!, if it doesn't then you get to keep the card.  Only 2 of the 8 dice have bells in them.  

I seemed to get the dice with bells in everytime! and was thoroughly beaten by my eldest two children ( much to their great amusement!) - but I am not a sore loser and will play again and again until I am victorious!!

Logo Grab retails at £14.99 and has just won Gold in the Game Card Category of Independent Toy Awards (judged by the shops throughout UK)

Thank you to Drumond Park for letting us review Logo Grab, enormous fun as always.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Review of Don't Laugh - A spectacularly funny game by Drumond Park

Don't Laugh!  

A hilarious game by Drumond Park which thoroughly delighted my eldest two children!. 
Don't Laugh! is an electronic family game for 2-4 players aged 8 to adult.

My 9 year old son loves jokes. So combine a game that involves telling jokes, fart sounds and infectious giggling and you have him and his older sister, (11 years old), rolling around laughing. 

 What made it really funny for me was watching them trying not to laugh!

Don't Laugh! includes a 'Don't Laugh!' microphone, playing board, 4 playing pieces and 100 joke cards. 

The object of the game is to get to the finish first by making all the other players laugh or smile! 
Tell your own jokes for even more jumps to the finish!

To listen to some of the microphone sounds, read or even listen to some of the jokes pop over to Drumond Park. 

The game retails at £19.99 and is perfect for snuggling up with the family on a chilly evening to have a rip roaring laugh.

Thank you to Drumond Park for giving us the opportunity to review 'Don't Laugh!' ...... we laughed, cried and had a thoroughly great time.

I Dare You All Not To Laugh!!!!!