Thursday, November 7, 2013

Boom Boom Balloon by Spin Master

Disclosure: I received a game to review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


It is no secret that I am a fan of Spin Master Toys. I  have a Pinterest Board dedicated to them, and have been very happy to review a few of their toys.  Today I am going to review one of their games, the Boom Boom Balloon game.


First off let me tell the absolute truth, I was a big chicken to play this game. Popping balloons are not my thing. BUT I was wrong, the pop on these balloons is subtle, and more like a release of air (not a big bang).  Whew.

Easy Peasy Set Up!

You don't even have to tie the balloon.
Set up was easy & no batteries required.  Just a few simple pieces to put together, and you don't even need to tie the balloon, just wrap the end around the plastic (pictured above) and you're good to go.

The 'pop' was not alarming, just a 'whoosh' and then the release of air.

With the first game we played, Dad was a big chicken like me... you can see him in the background being silly.  Like I said, the balloon gives a subtle pop, not a big one, hurrah again for that!, but we did have a challenge...and that was that the sticks weren't clicking.

WRONG!
Do not put your sticks in upside down like we did, hahahaha!
Well.... reading the directions (ahem, cough) helped a ton, and we saw that we were using the sticks upside down! hahahah

RIGHT!
Once we turned the sticks the right way, the game was hopping!

Once we got the sticks in the right way, we had a game going!!  It was really fun!  You roll the die and have to push a stick in until you hear the number of clicks that came up. You can get a 1, 2, or 3.

My son had a blast playing this game!! No balloon pun intended. :)
Hubby kept rolling 3's, and we were laughing until our stomachs hurt.  The best part...watching little man roar with laughter when dad inevitably popped the balloon (all those 3's...it was bound to happen). ;)

This is a great game. It's recommended for ages 8+. Our youngest is 6 and still had a great time playing it. Balloon Blast does come with balloons, and you'll want to discard those as soon as they pop.

You can learn more about the game by visiting the website here: http://www.spinmaster.com/product_detail.php?pid=p10282&bid=cat_spin_master_games

You can also follow them on Twitter.

You can purchase Boom Boom Balloon at Amazon, WalMart, Toys R Us, or Target.

54 comments:

  1. My boys would LOVE this. I've been looking for a game to get them, too! This sounds awesome.

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  2. Oh my this would have scared me as a child I couldn't stand the sound of a popping balloon. Bet its great fun though x

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  3. I can see this being a huge hit in our house. I am sure my hubby would get all 3's too, sending the girls into fits of giggles. Your son really looks like he is having a great time with this game!

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  4. What a fun game and kids love a game that makes noise and people jump. I want this one for my Grandson.

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  5. This would be such a fun party game! My kids would love it!

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  6. ha. def fun...and i bet it gives a nice shock when it goes too...ha.

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  7. I can just feel the suspense!!! My family would love this game.

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  8. I saw the tv advert for this just last week with my son going "I want this for Xmas".....great to see a review for it! I might grab it as a family game for after Christmas dinner xx

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  9. I've got one who just loves to pop balloons. He'd have fun with this.

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  10. I probably would have been just as afraid as you about the sound of popping balloons! This dies sound like a fun family game or maybe even a fun party game at a birthday party!

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  11. That is so cute, unfortunately my youngest is terrified of balloons.

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  12. LOL! I don't know if mine would like this. My 9yo hates to hear balloons popping. I can definitely see him giggling up a storm though waiting until the balloon goes pop!

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  13. haha I could have fun with that too

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  15. My kids aren't quite at that age group yet but I can see how much fun they would have with it

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  16. Sounds like a fun game to me and everyone looks like they are having a ball.

    Excellent review.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  17. There are so many cool games around these days Rosey! This is definitely one of them. Children will definitely be happy to get this game among their Christmas gifts.

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  18. The face on the balloon is too funny. It looks like your family had a really great time playing this game. Love that there are no batteries!

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  19. This is such a cute game! I am sure I would have put the sticks in the wrong way too.

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  20. Wow! What a fun sounding game! I would have LOVED this as a kid. ^-^
    I can imagine the giggles with your little one! I'm also glad there wasn't a loud POP - I don't like that,either.
    I might have to get this game as a present for my niece for Christmas. What a fun idea. :)

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  21. Thank you Rosey for your sweet prayer on behalf of Baby Z. I have a photo of him on my blog post today. He sure is a fighter and so calm at the same time.

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  22. I enjoyed your Boom Boom Balloon game from Spin Master Toys review. I think this would be a very fun game to play with my young family members.

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  23. As long as it's used for balloons, and not little heads.

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  24. That looks like barrels of fun, I would play that!

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  25. This looks like so much fun! My 4 yr old would have so much fun with this game! We are always blowing up balloons in our house and a game to pop them would just make her day!

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  26. haha seems like a really fun game. Lil Pumpkin will love it!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  27. It sounds like a lot of fun! I'm sure my girls would love to play it and I'm sure they would actually understand it!

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  28. Anything that involves popping my kids are in! This would be a fun game for family night!

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  29. This does look like a lot of fun. My 8 year old would love something like this. Will have to check this out and show it to him and see if he's interested.

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  30. I'm glad you explained how they pop because I would have been afraid too. I'm afraid of opening biscuit containers! Love seeing your little one crack up at his dad!

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  31. This looks like a blast! Of course I'm allergic to balloons though!

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  32. This seems like a fun, silly game! One that most kids and adults would love to play. I love the pictures of your family playing it. You really get a feel for how fun it is.

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  33. I am sure the little ones would enjoy it but i can not even stand balloons to be blown up near me but it does seem like a fun game,i have not seen anything like this over here.

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  34. I'm always scared of the pop too! It does look like a fun game!!

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  35. Omgoodness! this looks like a blast (literally)! I see a gift I will be buying my kiddos!

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  36. My kids love playing with balloons! In fact they blow them up, bat them around and have fun with them. Not sure what the age range is on this game, but I am pretty sure my son Ryan would love it. Love the pic. of your son having what appears to be a big belly laugh! :)

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    1. He was cracking up, Kristi. He loved that it was his dad who ended up popping the balloon.

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  37. now that looks like something we would love here... and i am happy that you dont have to tie the balloon... some kids have a hard time doing that..

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    1. I have a hard time doing that,hahaha. ;)

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  38. Looks like a great game. My kids love to pop balloons but me can never stand the sound of them lol.

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    1. This one doesn't have that bang when it pops, I'm very happy to say. :)

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  39. I just saw this at a toy show here in NYC and I wanted to play with it!! It looks like TONS of fun and unlike any of the games out there!

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  40. These kinds of games are really great for enjoying game nights with the family. We would definitely add this one to our Friday nights full of family fun.

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  41. Oh my goodness, my grandboy would love this game. I think I may be adding it to his Christmas gift list. Love the photos Rosey, made me smile!

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    1. The guys were making me laugh the whole time we were playing that game, Angie. :)

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  42. Your son does look like he is having such fun!

    They do have very interesting toys! Thanks for sharing about this cute one.

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  43. Definitely a great game for the whole family!

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