I have never revived an old post, unless it was for a blog hop (with that as the specific theme). For this game, however, I had to do it... It's Christmas time, and one game suggestion I wanted to give you if you're going to have family/friends visiting, or want a fun gift to give is Boom Boom Balloon by Spin Master. We got this LAST year and it was so fun!! We played with the little ones in the family, and it's JUST as fun with the big ones when they come to visit. This game really gets you laughing, and one year later we're still using it and loving it. In fact, it's already on the party table for guests arriving this weekend for a holiday celebration.
So...please bear with me if you saw the post last year. I'm putting it back up this year, just to offer a suggestion to readers who might still be on the lookout for a really great game idea! :)
And without further adieu... here is last year's post (never mind the pictures being blurry...grr, I'm so glad I have a new camera). :)
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.
Do not put your sticks in upside down like we did!
Well.... reading the directions (ahem, cough) helped a ton, and we saw that we were using the sticks upside down! hahahaha
Once we turned the sticks the right way, the game was hopping!
Get the sticks in right...and then you've got 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.
|Never mind the photo quality, the camera I had when I took this last year|
was a point-and-shot bought quickly on vacay (to replace my good camera that broke!).
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 was 6 when I wrote this (he's 7 now), 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 Spin Master website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.