Super Ski Jump Review and Give Away

A Unique Table Top Game

Super Ski jump is a new and unique table top game of skill that’s a whole heap of fun. Played by 2 -4 players (8+) over three thrilling rounds, the aim of the game is to get your skiing character flying down the ramp, perform some tricks and then perfect a landing. 

Points are scored for the type of playing piece used, skis, bathtub, sledge or snowboard, how many flips and the type of landing. Practice makes perfect!

How To Play

After choosing your character and playing piece the youngest goes first. The ramp can be adjusted to one of three heights then the playing piece is placed at the top. Turn the knob to send the playing piece flying down the ramp and use your skill and judgement to press the button at the right time to send your playing piece flipping into the air. Count up your points and mark them on the score pad. Then it’s time for the next player. 

Each player has three turns, choosing a playing piece for each turn. Then all the scores are added up and highest score wins.

In the Box

In the box you will find the ski jump which requires some assembly, a landing ramp, four characters, four playing pieces, a scoring pad and a page of stickers. 

Once assembled the ski jump will not fit in the box, but you can take it apart. In my video you can see how easily my Little Man, aged 8, put the ski jump together again. 

the four Playing pieces from the Super Ski Jump game
Four playing pieces and characters

Our Verdict.

This game is totally addictive and will get all the family wanting a turn. The game play is pretty basic, involving turning a knob and pressing a button, but with each different playing piece behaving differently, it’s not so easy as it looks. Also, you can adjust the height of the ramp giving each piece a different speed. Trying to perform the perfect stunt and then landing is a task in itself, but a fun one. 

You will want to keep trying and trying until you get it perfect, and then you’ll whoop with excitement when you do. 

a skier at the top of a slope
Ready to take on the challenge

Give Away

Would you like a copy of this table top game yourself. It would make a brilliant Christmas present. Just fill in the widget below and keep your fingers crossed. You could be skiing off piste this winter! 

First, why not take a moment to watch this little video that My Little Man was so excited to make for you, showing him putting the game together, explaining it, and then having fun playing it. (He wants to be a YouTuber when he grows up!)

To find out more about Super Ski Jump please visit the Drumond Park website.

Drumond Park Facebook page and Drumond Park Twitter 

You can purchase Super Ski jump for a RRP of £19.99 from Amazon, Argos, B&M Retail, Debenhams, Hamleys, Littlewoods and Tesco.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. UK only (sorry)
2. Giveaway closes 21st November 2018
3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
4. There is 1 prize of a Super Ski Slide Game from Drumond Park
5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
6. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media.
7. The winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, with further notifications may be shared on social media.
8. The winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 4 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.

9. Prize will be dispatched by Drumond Park Games

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Lucy At Home

The Pretender – A Fantastic New Fun Game for the Family

We love playing games and I love it when I get a new one to review. The Pretender is a new game from Gamely, we reviewed  another Gamely game back in April, you can see what we thought of Randomise.

The Pretender comes in a box, just a little bigger than a box of playing cards. It is indeed a card game, but it’s so much more. Here’s a brief description.

The Pretender is a hilarious social deduction game of mini-charades, bluffing and suspicion that will make you laugh and get you thinking creatively. Each round, every player has the same identity except for the Pretender.  The aim of the game for the other players is to discover who the Pretender is, while the Pretender must fake their way through the game, escaping detection and trying to work out what on earth everyone else is miming!

In The Box

Quite simply you get a number of cards and a small instruction sheet. Each card has two categories and you get six of each. Each category has 10 entries to choose from. However, one of the cards does not have any entries, it just says Pretender 10 times instead.

The cards are all you need to play the game, well, along with your imagination.

 

How To Play

The rules are pretty simple and the game can be played by most ages. However, it depends on the players how cleverly you play the game.

The game is for four to six players and if you have less than six you will need to take away the excess cards, but make sure the pretender card is still there. Then the cards are shuffled and randomly passed to each player. One of the two categories is chosen before play and then whoever is chosen to go first will pick an entry from that category.

The pretender will not know what has been chosen, apart from the category, so they will be playing blind.

Each player in turn then mimes the chosen entry and the Pretender has to try and guess what it is for their turn. Or just wing it. When everyone has had their turn they players then choose who they believe the Pretender to be by pointing to them.

If they guess right the Pretender has one last chance to turn it around by correctly guessing what the entry was.

Example

The category chosen is sea creatures, and the entry chosen octopus. Each player has to mime octopus and the Pretender has to guess that they are miming octopus and mime it themselves. Of course this becomes very difficult if the Pretender is going first. Their only hope then is to pick any sea creature to mime and get away with it.

The players are faced with the dilemma, do they mime it really good so that they don’t get chosen as the Pretender, but risk the Pretender guessing it easily. Or, do they mime it obscurely so that the Pretender doesn’t get it, but risk being pointed out as the Pretender.

Winning

The winner of the game is either the Pretender, who doesn’t get spotted, or knows the correct entry. Or the other players for guessing the Pretender correctly and the Pretender not knowing what the entry is.

Conclusion

It’s a simple game that is not so simple. The rules are easily picked up but the skill lies in how well you play it.

The recommended age is 12 years but we played with an 8 year old. He found it quite difficult at first, especially when he got the Pretender card, he gave the game away immediately by exclaiming ‘my card says nothing but pretender.’ He did actually get the hang of it though after a couple of rounds.

We love that this is a compact game which can be taken anywhere and it easy to pick up and start playing. You can also choose how long you play for. It takes around 15 minutes for one turn, and you can have as many, or as few, turns as you like. We find that it’s only fair that we all get a turn at choosing the item from the category.

How to Get Your Hands on a Pack

You can buy The Pretender on Amazon.

This is an affiliate link.

The pretender is from Gamely Games and you can find out about this and their other games by checking out their Twitter,  Instagram  and Facebook 

Other fun games from Gamely include Randomise and Soundiculous

Disclosure: We were sent this game for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains an affiliate link to Amazon. This will not affect the cost to you if you choose to buy anything.

 

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 £24.99. It would make a great Christmas Present!
Just a few little rules of entry:

Terms and Conditions

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
5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
6. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media.
7. The winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, with further notifications may be shared on social media.
8. The winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 4 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
9. Prize will be sent out after receiving e-mail details via the supplier.
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.







Family Fever

Randomise, the Fun Family Game – Review.

This morning we started the day with a game. A fun new game that we had been sent to review and one that my girls just can’t seem to get enough of.

Quite simple, it’s a pack of cards with random suggestions, but the fun it creates is endless.

How To Play

First you pick your teams. Then the first player chooses three cards from the piles, A, B and C.
Each card has two sections, easy or hard, and at the beginning of your turn you tell which you are going to do. When scoring, the hard ones earn you more points than the easy. Then the opposing team give you three numbers from 1 to 3 and those will give you your identity.
Taking the following cards as example, Choosing hard, then the numbers 2, 1, 3 your identity would be  an elegant chameleon building a house.
A will always describe you, B will tell you what you are and C will tell you what you are doing.

 

Then depending on whether you choose to describe, act or draw you can earn points by how many your team gets right. We soon found out that we each had our favourite ways to play. I liked to describe, my daughters liked to act and my son liked to draw. We all had a go at everything and we had loads of laughs.

Here’s one that was drawn, can you guess what it is?
Mmmm I found the drawing task the most difficult, can you tell?
I might put you out of your misery at the end of this post.

Our Conclusion

We found Randomise a fun game that we could all join in with, we even included the Little Man who is a little too young, but with an adults help he was able to have fun too. It’s better when you have more players so you can split into groups, but if there are not enough of you it can be played like charades, when one person guesses they get the next turn. In fact we found this easier with the little ones than keeping score. The adults get quite competitive to win those points.
It’s such a simple concept that gives you the pleasure of playing Pictionary, Charades and Articulate all in one game. It’s great if you’re not particularly good at one method because you get to choose. You also get the option to choose the level of difficulty which is handy when you have different age groups playing, just make sure the teams are evenly matched.
The game itself is simple but there are over a million different combinations of identity, so every game is different. Some of the identities are quite simply hilarious so be prepared for lots of laughs.
It’s for 4- 50 players at age 8+
Randomise comes as a box of cards with an instruction sheet and the instructions are also printed on some cards. You also get some blank cards to invent your own identities. The box is attractive and the cards durable. You will need to provide pens and paper, a score sheet and pen and a stop watch if you want to take the timing seriously. We omitted the timing for the little ones sake.
I can see us reaching for this pack time and time again, everyone loves it.
You can find out more about Randomise on their website and find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Randomise costs £9.99 and can be purchased on Amazon.
oh yes, the picture…well, it was a baby camel fishing. Easy, yes!
Disclosure: We were given a copy of Randomise for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.