King Pong – Review and Give Away

We’ve been trying out this new game from Drumond Park, King Pong. My kids love games that they can all play together and especially ones that give them lots of giggles. I think King Pong is going to be a favourite.

Assembling the Game

Before you play you have to put the cube together. This is quite a simple task although it does help having two people to put the top on so all corners slot in together at the same time. As I was on my own at the time I did manage it myself but I could see how it would have been easier with two. You start with the base, assemble the trays, attach the two parts of the pyramid in the middle, plug in the window holders in each corner, slot in the windows and then place the lid on top. The balls are then placed into the trays ready for playing. The game comes with full illustrated instructions. If you are playing with only two players then you can block off the other two corners with the extra pieces provided. Similarly, you can block off just one side if you have three only three players.

The Rules

The rules of the game are quite simple. Using one hand only, bounce the balls into the cube through the holes in the window or the lid. The balls have to bounce in, and you cannot bounce them through any other players window.

Playing the Game

The starter shouts King Pong, or ready, steady, go, or 3, 2, 1, go…we tried them all and everyone at once starts bouncing their balls into the cube.
The object of the game is to empty your tray of all balls. If a ball drops on the floor the player who threw it must immediately go and pick it up before returning to the game. As you play you will get many balls coming back out into your tray, you need to get them all back in as soon as you can.

Winning

The aim of the game is to get rid of all your balls by bouncing them into the unit faster than they roll back out into your tray. When your tray is empty you close your pivoting door and if you are first to do so then you have won. 

Verdict

We found the game lots of fun and very energetic. You need to play on a hard surface so that the balls will bounce, but the balls do fly around a lot so be careful of losing them under the sofa, the tv cabinet, the coffee table or wherever. Because of the rule of picking up a ball as soon as it’s dropped we found that they don’t get lost because they are retrieved straight away. 
The girls, aged 10 and 12 picked it up really quickly and managed to get a lot of balls bouncing in and soon starting getting tactical. The Little Man, aged 7, had a little more difficulty so I can see why the game is rated 8+ years. He still had lots of fun though, and we found that we made a good team with me bouncing and him running around to pick the balls up.

And if you want a few laughs and ideas on how to handicap top players or enhance your game, take a look at this! Pimp My Pong, King Pong

Take a look at our little video and then see how you could win the game for yourself in our latest give away.

For more information and stockists please visit www.drumondpark.com

Now it’s your chance to win a copy of this fabulous game, RRP ยฃ24.99. It would make a great Christmas Present!
Just a few little rules of entry:

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1. UK only (sorry)

2. Giveaway closes  10th October 2017

3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
4. There is 1 prize of a King Pong game
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6. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media.
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10.If the prize is not available an alternative may be sent of the same value.

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Disclosure: We were sent a game of King Pong for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.







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81 Comments

  1. tracyknixon
    September 13, 2017 / 4:02 am

    Junior Scrabble!

  2. abigail edkins
    September 13, 2017 / 9:21 am

    we love a game of logo or mousetrap here

  3. September 13, 2017 / 10:21 am

    We like a game of Monopoly here until it ends in an argument….hehehe My girls like to cheat x

  4. September 13, 2017 / 10:22 am

    sounds like something the boys would love to play, good old fashioned monopoly is a favourite in our house as we can all play

  5. melanie stirling
    September 13, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Upwords is our favourite.

  6. Annabel Greaves
    September 17, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    We love Monopoly

  7. claire woods
    September 17, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Trivial Pursuit.

  8. Ruth Harwood
    September 18, 2017 / 9:28 am

    We love playing Yahtzee together xx

  9. Jade Hewlett
    September 18, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Monopoly

  10. lifeasprincesses
    September 19, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    We love Monopoly or 'I spy' #triedandtested

  11. September 19, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    This looks really fun, a great game for all the family to play together at Christmas :o)

    #TriedTested

  12. September 19, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    Lovely to see an original game, looks great fun #TriedTested

  13. mummyhereandthere
    September 20, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I have never heard of this game but is definitely something both my boys would enjoy. X #triedtested

  14. Sally Collingwood
    September 21, 2017 / 6:55 am

    We like Tumbling Monkeys

  15. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    September 21, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    This game looks like lots of fun, we like fast action games like hungry hippos #triedtested

  16. lozzle77
    September 26, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    trivial pursuit

  17. Linda Ford
    September 27, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    We love yahtzee! Its quick game that we can all play together

  18. Angela Boucher
    September 27, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Monopoly is our favourite.

  19. Iris Tilley
    September 28, 2017 / 9:57 am

    We love KerPlunk

  20. Margaret Gallagher
    September 30, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Monopoly and frustration

  21. jules Eley
    October 1, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    kerplunk ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Graham Ross
    October 1, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    We love Monopoly and snakes and ladders

  23. Rachel Butterworth
    October 1, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Mousetrap.

  24. Victoria Prince
    October 1, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Ludo is a firm family favourite in this household ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Miss Tracy Hanson
    October 1, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    We like playing PayDay because it's easy to learn for the little ones. Also when they are a bit older we play a game called POPAWALLY – not sure what the correct name is. Where you have 3 cards each and have to make 21 or as near as you can with 3 cards of the same suit. If you manage it, in our version, you have to run round the table and shout POPAWALLY until the cards are shuffled for the next game. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Natasha Cross
    October 1, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    monopoly

  27. Lindsey Martin
    October 1, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Sorry used to be our favourite game to play in the caravan on rainy days. Brings a smile to my face every time I think about it.

  28. Claire Lewis
    October 2, 2017 / 12:03 am

    We are a cluedo family lol

  29. Sarah Davison
    October 2, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Monopoly is our favourite family game.

  30. mandydoherty65
    October 2, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Crazy Claw is my grandchildren's favourite at the moment

  31. s edwards
    October 2, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    We all love playing The Simpson Cluedo

  32. Hannah Wallington
    October 3, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    This look a great

  33. sarahjane24carter
    October 5, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    My familys favourite game is Monopoly xx

  34. Vicki Weston
    October 5, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Snakes and ladders

  35. isis1981uk
    October 6, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    We love Mask & Ask

  36. kelandab22
    October 7, 2017 / 8:34 am

    We love playing monopoly empire

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  37. JULIE WARD
    October 7, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    All the grandchildren like snakes and ladders

  38. Andrea Upton
    October 7, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    We like Monopoly

  39. Kim Neville
    October 7, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    We like Q-bitz

  40. spuddy11
    October 8, 2017 / 10:27 am

    we like guess who

  41. Simone Griffin
    October 8, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    At the moment we're loving Disney's Eye Found It for our Saturday night board game nights x

  42. Theresa Thomas
    October 8, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Our Favourite game is Ludo

  43. Jo Hutchinson
    October 8, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    we love Dino bite

  44. laura stewart
    October 8, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    snakes and ladders

  45. paula cheadle
    October 8, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    frozen monopoly

  46. bonniebonster
    October 9, 2017 / 5:58 am

    Monopoly is our house favourite, it brings out the competitive streak in all of us!

  47. MICHELLE O'NEILL
    October 9, 2017 / 6:59 am

    Trivial Pursuit.

  48. Tracy Gladman
    October 9, 2017 / 7:18 am

    We like Monopoly and Scrabble!

  49. vicki
    October 9, 2017 / 8:43 am

    uno

  50. Rebecca Austin
    October 9, 2017 / 8:48 am

    We love Mousetrap, great game

  51. Susan B
    October 9, 2017 / 9:08 am

    We have loads of games but the one we most enjoy if playing as a family is old fashioned snakes and ladders.

  52. Kat
    October 9, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Frustration

  53. KATHY D
    October 9, 2017 / 9:26 am

    old fashioned snake and ladders for us

  54. Meryl Thomas
    October 9, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Monopoly – my husband always cheats and wins!!

  55. claire w
    October 9, 2017 / 9:50 am

    We like playing lots of different games like charades and monopoly ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Sally Johnson
    October 9, 2017 / 10:20 am

    We all like monopoly ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. Lee Hardy
    October 9, 2017 / 10:22 am

    We currently like Labyrinth

  58. Lauren Fox
    October 9, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Uno always! Fun for all ages ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Chris Andrews
    October 9, 2017 / 10:31 am

    What's your family's favourite game? . . . .scrabble as it suits all ages

  60. Donna W
    October 9, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Hungry Hippos with the kids is always great fun and Scattegories is hilarious for the adults!

  61. toziesite
    October 9, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    We love playing board games together our favourite at the present is Hungry Hippos noisy but fun

  62. Carly Belsey
    October 9, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    We love 5 Second Rule and Monopoly Empire at the moment. Thank you

  63. libradragon2
    October 9, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    we love hungry hippos

  64. Gemma L Chantler
    October 9, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    At the moment it is Operation or Guess Who

  65. sheridarby
    October 9, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    We love playing Monopoly

  66. Ruth lee
    October 9, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Monopoly

  67. Adrian Bold
    October 9, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    We love Monopoly and also Scrabble now that the kids are getting older.

  68. carol boffey
    October 9, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    cluedo

  69. Niki Marie Wardle
    October 9, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    We love monopoly, my twins are just beginning to get the hang of it now, ready to teach little miss in a few years! It's never a quick game though…

  70. Fiona Johnstone
    October 9, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Trivial pursuit is always a favourite

  71. jackie curran
    October 9, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    articulate is our favourite game

  72. Heather Morrison
    October 9, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    My little boy would love this game! He's recently got in to games like these but buckaroo is our favourite!

  73. Paula T
    October 9, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    We love the logo board game in our house, it gets very competitive xx

  74. Joanne
    October 9, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    My boys love snakes and ladders and guess who. Can't wait until they're old enough to understand monopoly – that's my favourite

  75. Eva Trelfa
    October 9, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    We love monopoly!

  76. Kristina
    October 9, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Ludo!

  77. nicky pearce
    October 9, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    twister

  78. C Philip
    October 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Our favourite game in Nerf Gun Wars – having 2 little boys it could not really be anything else!

  79. Tammy Neal
    October 9, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Monopoly xx

  80. Pauline Black
    October 9, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Logo

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