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Drumond park: Dig in! Review + giveaway! 

Published March 20, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This is our new game, sent to us by Drumond park. 


The concept is simple, find the items that match the images on the card, the actual playing is a little more difficult. 

Inside the box are 128 coloured pieces which come as all sorts of items, planes, cars, trees, keys, hats, animals to name a few plus several game cards, a game bowl and a timer.

2-4 players can play and each player begins with 15 seconds on the timer to find 6 matching pieces on their cards. The cards can be played to match the item and colour or just the item regardless of colour which is much easier. Of course it’s extremely difficult to dig through 128 pieces and find just 6 in 15 seconds; needles in haystacks springs to mind! Once each player has their 15 seconds, another 15 seconds is pressed and all players then dig in together using one hand to find more pieces. If after this time, no players have all six items then it goes into an “all in” dig round without the timer and with both hands until one player fills the card. 

The main difficulties of the game are the pieces being so small and similar sized. The different colours also cause a visual distraction and even I found it hard at times to get the correct pieces. Add to this the short 15 seconds which is not long at all. 

Overall it is a very simple game, minimal rules, no batteries, no dice and no playing pieces or even a board. It’s also quite fun and it does not take long to play. The winner being the one who fills 3 cards first. Of course it’s one of those games where you can bend the rules or add own twists to it etc. 

There is one thing about this game that I don’t quite understand and that is the age guide recommendation that comes with it, which is 8 and over. Now I understand the dangers of small parts and playing pieces but this is more a danger for those under 3. By the age of 5/6 years the majority of children don’t put stuff in their mouths. Izebella being 4 years has bits of toys much smaller than the dig in playing pieces. She can also play Dig in without help and is more than able to find the pieces she needs to match the ones on her cards and that’s with the correct colour too. So I am slightly baffled as to why the age guide is set at 8 years.

Dig in by Drumond park has an rrp of £19.99 and should be available in most good toy stores. 

GIVEAWAY

Drumond park are giving away one copy of their “Dig in” game worth £19.99. Please click the link below to be in with a chance of winning it. 

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The giveaway will close on April 24th 2017.

 Drumond Park – Shopkins spot the difference + giveaway

Published November 21, 2016 by Bizzimummy


This one is certainly different to the many board games I have had the pleasure to test out from   Drumond park previously. I would probably describe it more of an activity between friends or siblings than an actual game.

It is very easy and if you have young girls (or boys) who love shopkins then this would be good as a stocking filler.

There are many wipeable double sided cards with the same two images on each side. The images all being of shopkins.

You get four washable marker pens, each one with an eraser on the end, a dice too. The dice was a bit confusing as it arrives blank with no numbers. After a quick search of the box I found some stickers and had to put them on the dice myself. The numbers are only 4-6.

It is a spot the difference game but the cards don’t come with differences, instead the players have to create the differences themselves using the black marker so it blends with the image outline. The dice determines how many differences the player must create. 

It’s up to the other players to spot the differences created and they don’t have long to do this, only until the sand in the timer runs out which is not long.

The guessers circle the differences and get points per each one found and the player also gets points if they fail to spot any. The boards can then be wiped clean and play passes to the next player. After so many rounds the winner is the one with the most points.

It’s easy and aimed at 5 years and over. Izebella is still quite confused by it and makes her differences fairly big and obvious but she’s getting the hang of it slowly. 

Shopkins spot the difference can be found in many toy stores for £12.99.

COMPETITION 

Drumond park are giving away one copy of Shopkins spot the difference, priced at £12.99. To be in with a chance of winning this in time for Christmas, simply click the link below. Entries will close on Friday December 9th 2016 with one winner chosen at random.

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Drumond Park: Stoopido review & giveaway 

Published November 2, 2016 by Bizzimummy

This is Stoopido! 

It’s a game from the well known game company – Drumond Park It’s named Stoopido – possibly because it is very “Stoopido” and quite silly. It’s brand new and released just in time for Christmas.

If you have rather silly children or a very silly family then you will no doubt enjoy the game. It consists of spectacles and lots of silly face parts.

And here is how to play it! 

 Each player puts on  a pair of red plastic Stoopido Spectacles, The stoopitoot is placed in the middle of the play area, with the four Slap Pads  positioned around it.  

Players take it in turns to roll the dice, but everyone reacts and plays at the same time! The youngest player starts and play moves clockwise.

 If you roll the NOSE, EYES, HAT or EARS, players race to ‘slap’ or touch the corresponding Slap Pad – and the person who gets there first picks a Stoopido Face Piece from the corresponding pile – and adds it to the glasses of ANY player that isn’t already wearing a Stoopido Face Piece of that feature.

However should you roll the GLASSES, then it’s bad luck because the player to your left gets to pick a Stoopido Face Piece of ANY feature you don’t already have and adds it to your glasses!

 If you roll the ‘Stoopitoot’, the player who gets there first and squeaks it can choose to either pick a Stoopido Face Piece of ANY feature and place it on ANY player, or choose ANY Stoopido Face Piece from their own glasses and put it back on its pile.

 If a player’s glasses are full they must resign themselves to sitting out looking just a little bit ‘stoopido’ for the remainder of the game. The fun continues round the table until there is only one player left without a full face of Stoopido Face Pieces on their glassand that player wins. 


We did find the game rules a little puzzling at first and wondered if we would ever beable to get our heads around it. Also everyone goes for the buzzer at once so it’s really just a case of quickest first education can cause arguments.

There are so many combinations of silly faces that can be made and it can be lots of fun. The one thing that worries me a little is that many of the face parts are made of card and will therefore easily become ripped and worn over time, apart from that my kids love it and it passes the time on the cold nights.

Stoopido is aimed towards the slightly older child of 8 and over and costs approximately £17.99

COMPETITION

Drumond park are offering a copy of the Stoopido game as a prize. To be considered please click the link below.

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(T&Cs – The prize offered is one Stoopido family game from Drumond park. One winner will revive the game. Please ensure you all have a working email address)

End date is November 30th 2016

Crazy claw game review & giveaway 

Published October 1, 2016 by Bizzimummy

As you may already know we have been big fans of Drumond park games and have been reviewing them for a few years. Drumond park have a lovely range of games suitable for all ages.

Our latest game from Drumond park is certainly a little different to others we have. It is called Crazy claw, the concept being based around the arcade grab games. 


It is not a battery operated game and it does require some minimal setting up. 

We had to build up the plastic box, this is then filled with coloured balls. As you can see on the picture above; each of the four sides has a red paddle. 

The game also comes with a manual claw and four game cards. Each card has images of toys on it, and to play is a little like bingo.

The balls contain toy tokens, but some of them may be empty. The player inserts the claw onto the top whole and attempts to grab a ball with it; whilst the other players frantically tap away on the pedals to make the balls bounce around. If a player gets a ball and a toy token is inside, they then check their playing cards to see if the token is a match to one of the images. If it’s a match the token goes over that image and if not then it goes back into the ball and back into the box for the next players go. Of course the winner is the first to fill their card with tokens.

If I’m being honest, this is not the sort of game that I particularly like to join in with although I did have a try. My children however love it and get it out most nights. Four people can play so it’s pretty ideal if you have three children like myself or even four.

The age guide is 5 and over. In my opinion I think this could be lowered to 3 or 4 years. Izebella is almost 4 and knows how to play it better than I do. There aren’t really any tiny parts to worry about, the balls obviously open up in half but I don’t see why younger ones can’t join in. Ryan being 12 has had a few goes too but I think it’s more suited to younger children under 10.

Once play is finished the box can easily be taken apart again and stored back in the box with the balls.

RRP for this game is £22.99.

 COMPETITION 

Drumond park are giving away one copy of the crazy claw game. The winner will receive this in plenty of time for Christmas when it’s sure to be very popular.

All you need to do to enter is click the link below.

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This giveaway will end on October 28th 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and will have 14 days to reply to a winning email to claim their prize. Prize sent directly from Drumond Park. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery.

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Drumond Park: Pickin Chickens (review & competition) 

Published September 1, 2016 by Bizzimummy

Pickin Chickens is a family game by Drumond Park and seems to be geared towards the younger players. It is really easy with a recommended age guide of 4 years and over. 


Rather than a standard board, this game is played on a spinning plastic disc which resembles a field. On the field are several chicken coops. Each player spins in turn and after each spin, all players lift a coop.

Underneath the coops will be an image. This will either be a chicken in one of four colours or a farmer. If a coloured chicken is revealed then the player gets that chicken to place on the chicken card. If it’s a farmer then they get the farmer card which is then passed on to the next person who finds it. Then the next player spins the board.

The aim of the game is to find all four coloured chickens to fill your card. The obstacles being – finding a colour you already have under the coops and “The Fox” – The fox sits in the middle of the game, cleverly hidden away inside the tree trunk. Every so often he will catch players removing coops and taking chickens and he will pop up randomly and scare players away. If he pops up then all players have to put a chicken back. However if a player has the farmer card then this saves them from the fox.

It is a really easy play game with minimal set up. Izebella is not quite 4 yet but loves it and is constantly asking to play. She is already really good at colours and matching so did not really need to be taught the rules. Yes she is so clever. However as the chickens need to be matched to the cards it may help a little with colour matching skills. 

The fox at first did scare Izebella slightly with its randomness at popping out but she’s fine with it now. The only slight problem I had with the game is that the coops can sometimes be tricky to get in place and may fly out when spinning. It is a nice easy, fun game for younger children.

Pickin Chickens should be in most toy stores this month and costs £19.99.

                    COMPETITION

I have one copy of Pickin Chickens to be won. Entering is easy via the link below and this competition will end on September 29th 2016. UK entrants only please. 

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UK competitions at ThePrizeFinder

Sshh Don’t Wake Dad! (Review & competition)

Published July 15, 2016 by Bizzimummy

“Dad is sleeping in his bed, hungry children dare to tread. the fridge is full of yummy cake buy they need be careful not to wake!

Along the way are many traps, teddies squeaking, food falling but will dad keep on snoring?

Bang, rattle, shake and crash. Stand on a pin and try not to laugh. One more sound and up dad gets and the naughty children run back to their beds.”

Yes I made that poem up myself!

This is the “Sshh don’t wake dad” board game from Drumond Park. It sounds quite silly but believe me, it really is so much fun. 

It requires 2 AA batteries to play and requires minimal set up. The box contains a small board, dad in the bed, cards. Spinner and playing pieces which are all in the shape of children in pyjamas.

The idea of the game is simple, get your child piece from one side of the board to the other, but of course there is a catch; you have to do it without waking dad. 

Each piece along the board has both a colour and picture. The spinner determines which colour space you move to. If someone already occupies the next colour space then you move forward to the next one. The plus sign allows a player to take a card from another player and the slipper sign on the spinner allows a player to advance one square past the player in front or spin again. 

Each square picture is matched to one of the cards (which get given out equally at the start of the game). These pictures are images of things and noises that could wake dad up. If you are lucky enough to own the card on the space your on then that means your safe, if not then you have to press the button near dads bed the number of times the square space tells you to. If dad stays asleep. However if he jumps up you go back to bed at the start of the game and keep the noise card that caused him to wake up. 

When a player reaches the fridge at the end of the board, they then need to press dads button one more time, if he wakes it’s back to the start but if not then they have won. This makes the game much more fun, along with the advance part of the spinner as it means the one in front is not always the winner. 

We all enjoy this game, even Izebella who is slightly below the recommend age guide of 5 years. When dad jumps up it can be quite scary so Izebella doesn’t like pressing the button. It can be unnerving when it needs to be pressed 3 or 4 times too. 

It’s a game for 2-4 players and has an RRP of £22.99.


              COMPETITION

Drumond park are givng away one “Sshh don’t wake dad” game. This would make a great family game for holidays or a Christmas present (no it’s not that far off now).

To take part please click the link below.

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Entrants must reside in the UK. Ends August 19th 2016.

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Gee Whizz review + Competition

Published March 1, 2016 by Bizzimummy

  
Gee Whizz comes to us from Drumond Park. I have previously reviewed several games from them but this is a little different. It’s actually a magic set. 

 
The box contains lots of magic tricks and illusions and of course no magic set would be complete without a magicians wand. Gee Whizz now belongs to Ryan who absolutely loves this type of thing.  

 The box comes very well presented. Everything fitting snuggly in its own little place. Everything is also really colourful and bright and so will certainly appeal to children.

 From magically ‘growing’ a flower from the end of a magic wand and looking through a pair of astounding rainbow glasses… to creating some truly awesome visual effects to stun themselves and their friends!  

 The tricks included are really easy to do. There was only one which Ryan struggled with which was the spinning coloured discs, he just could not get the disc onto the base . I especially enjoyed the rope cutting trick which really needs no practice at all. The tricks are best performed to young children such as Izebella (being 3) who has no idea how magic tricks work. 

 
It makes a good set for beginners and is suitable for children ages 5 and over. I would say this age guide seems about right this time as younger children would probably not be able to understand it all.  

 
A full coloured instruction guide is also included. Gee Whizz costs approximately £19.99 and should be available in most good toy stores.

COMPETITION

Drumond Park are giving away a copy of the Gee Whizz set to one of my readers. This competition will end on March 22nd and open to UK residents, as always simply click the link below. 

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Og on the Bog: review & Competition

Published September 28, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Deep down in the dark spooky woods of Drumond Park, lives a horrible revolting monstrous type creature named Og. Og spends most of his time sat on his bog which resembles a wood cabin. Og makes disgusting farting sounds along with odd groans and listens out for children playing games and trying to pinch his loo rolls. Og will shout and talk at naughty children who come near and sometimes if they get too close, Ogs bog will explode and scare them away. 

Of course Og isn’t really real, he’s a character in the latest fun game from Drumond park. I found this title really amusing it sort of sounds like an April fool but no it’s a real game.

The game needs batteries to start but minimal assembly. Og is fixed to his bog and the cabin is easily put up around him.  

A loo roll holder is attached to the bog cabin and players take turns using a spinner. 

Several sounds and strange music will be played from the bog and the spinner has several different game play turns. 

A red cross means you’ve made a noise and it’s not safe to tip-toe up to Og’s Bog, so your turn is over and the next player spins.

 • The hand holding a loo roll means you can pinch a loo roll from any other player!

 • A green tick – This means you can stealthily try to steal a loo roll from Og’s loo roll pole… and here’s the tricky part. You have to push down the front step of the bog to see if Og has heard you. If he says anything, he has – and you must run away; your turn is over.

The winner is the one to collect so many loo rolls. 

Every so often Og will get really annoyed and the bog will explode! 

And a very annoyed Og will be revealed. The player who caused the bog to explode then needs to put back 2 of their loo rolls. 

The game is aimed at children aged 5 and over, tho as always Izebella has managed to join in no problems and she is almost 3. She does get scared when the bog explodes tho. 2-4 players and an rrp of £22.99.


COMPETITION

Drumond Park are giving away a copy of Og on the Bog game. Perfect for Christmas. Open to UK residents and will end October 30th.

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Rattle Me Bones Review & Competition

Published September 3, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Here is our new and rather spooky board game from Drumond Park

It’s a really fun family game which can be played both young and old. The age recommendation is 5 and over due to small parts but younger ones could easily join in too.

If I was to compare this game to any from my childhood then it has to be Buckaroo, it follows the same concept of removing parts but a little more scary.

First a look inside the box!  

So as you can see it’s a little different to the average family board game. For a start there is no board and no dice or counters. What’s inside is the skeleton of “old Cap’n Boney, a spinner, and his accessories which include a treasure chest and golden coins.

First thing is to put batteries into the skeleton and attach his accessories just like this. 

Then the fun can begin. Players spin the spinner and whatever colour they get is the colour of accessory they must remove. If no accessories of that colour remain then they must take a coin from the chest.

“Sounds so easy doesn’t it?”

Well it’s actually not so easy as Ole Cap’n Boney wants keep hold of his treasure and the moment he feels someone is trying to steal it; he rises up, jumps, shakes and rattles and scares players out of their turn. Watch this and see for yourself.

Winning is simply collecting 3 pieces of treasure without waking him up and then taking his hat. 

 

We have had lots of fun playing this throughout the school holidays. It’s certainly different to other games we have. Unfortunately poor Izebella has a fear of skeletons and does not like it so we have to play when she’s in bed.

This game costs approximately £22.99 from most good toy stores. 
COMPETITION 

Drumond Park are giving away one “Rattle me Bones” game to one of my lucky followers. The competition is open to UK residents only and will end September 30th 2015.

ENTER HERE!
 

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Drumond Park: Barbecue Party, review & competition

Published July 31, 2015 by Bizzimummy

Our latest family game from Drumond Park is Barbecue Party and probably one of the easiest and nerve racking games so far.  

 
It’s a really simple set up with no batteries and nothing to give out. There is the small barbecue, several food pieces, tongs and playing cards. The only thing we had to do was to put the eyes on the food, which was really fiddly especially with long nails. 


The barbecue unit has an on/off switch but needs no batteries it seems to operate off weight and motion. Each player takes turns to pick a card and then, using tongs, places the correct food item onto the barbecue or takes a piece off as required. 

  


When the barbecue gets too heavy or knocked in the wrong way it will catapult the food into the air, thus ending a round. The players never know when this will happen adding to the surprise and shock element. If a player takes an item off the barbecue then they keep the card and food,  and the winner is the first to collect 3 cards and food items.

 

The game states that it’s suitable for 2-4 players and those 4 and over. As you can see we have 5 players here and also Izebela, being only 2 is also happily joining in and is more than able to understand the game instructions. She can also use the tongs to pick the food up. Therefore I would say that younger ones can play too if supervised. 

 This game costs around £19.99 from most good toy stores and it doesn’t take up too much space so perfect for travelling and taking away. 

COMPETITION

Drumond Park are kindly giving away a copy of this game to one of my readers. For a chance to win, just enter below by August 27th.

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