Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BOOM BOOM BALLOON is Fun for Adults and Kids Alike!

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


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.

WRONG!
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

RIGHT!
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.

68 comments:

  1. That sounds like a fun one. I am sure my two would love it.

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  2. I played this at a conference just over a year ago. I have such a crazy fear of balloons popping and this game became stressful (but fun!)

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  3. That looks like fun! I know some people hate the sound of balloons popping. I don't mind it.

    I gave my nephew a box of balloons. Each one had money inside.

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  4. This does sound like a fun game that all would enjoy playing (as long as the pop isn't too bad which you are promising it is not!). Hum i wonder of those were loaded dice (nah-your hubby is probably just unlucky at games)

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    1. Ha, I totally loaded the die...hahahaha, kidding!! :) This game is a blast, even our grown kids like this one. :)

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  5. This looks and sounds like tons of fun! Never saw this before.

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  6. Ha ha that looks like fun for the whole family! Thanks for sharing! We are always looking for things like this! :)

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  7. I remember this game! We would have fun playing over here too! ;)

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  8. This does look like a lot of fun. The kids would have a blast and I'm sure we will too.

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  9. Oh goodness this looks like so much fun! I have never heard of it before but I know my boys would LOVE this

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  10. haha I remember seeing this. It does look and sound like lots of fun.

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  11. I've seen this before and didn't know what it was. It looks like so much fun lol!!

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  12. I haven't seem this before, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

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  13. Poor Mr. Balloon! It looks like fun, though.

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  14. i remember this one from the first time...
    not for the faint of heart...
    when all goes POP!

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  15. how cool! that looks like a fun game to have. www.gregdemcydias.com

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  16. Yep! I remember this one. Thought it looked so fun then and still do!

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  17. This sounds like a fun game however blowing up balloons only to pop them seems odd. The games they think of for kids. :)

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  18. This is a cute game and looks like fun. I would love to see how my library kids would do with this.

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  19. I'm so glad you said that about the pop because I was cringing just thinking about it. I'm ok with a whoosh!

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  20. Super cute! I'm sure this would be awesome for my kids (and us too!)

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  21. Tat was so fun! I would like to buy that kind of toy such a had fun with your family.

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  22. I don't like loud noises! Looks like they had fun though

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  23. This looks like so much fun! Great game for the whole family!

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  24. Always fun to POP balloons---what a unique way to get the whole family involved =)

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  25. this would make a good Christmas gift! www.gregdemcydias.com

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  26. Looks fun! My son will have a blast with this! :)

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  27. That sounds like a really cute game! And any game that makes you laugh that hard is totally a keeper! :-)

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  28. I've seen these at toy shows and this game looks fun! I wonder how my kiddos would handle the popping!

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  29. This looks like a really fun game to play!

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  30. This is so cool!! I want to try it!

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  31. It sounds like a lot of fun for the family. I like games that add laughter to the household.

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  32. Broxton wants this game SO BAD for Christmas this year

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing! I want some like this that the whole family can play and have fun. My kids would think this is fun and hilarious to play with. I am going to check it out. Perfect for those days you are stuck inside the house because it is nasty cold outside. What a game!

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  34. Oh yes, we would have a lot of fun playing this. I am loving the sounds of it.

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  35. Even the name boom boom sounds like fun. I would for sure be the one ruining all the high clicks

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  36. I have never heard of that game but it looks fun. You have a cute son!

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  37. This sounds like loads of fun! We would love this for family game nights!

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  38. I've never heard of this game before. Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing

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  39. Now this is a game I'd love to play with my boys. :) - Jillian Fisher

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  40. The sound of popping balloons terrifies me! But I could see my boys getting a real kick out of this game...I'll just have to keep myself busy doing laundry and such while they play it :D

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  41. Looks like a game loaded with lots of fun. Kids would really love this. A great holiday gift for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. haha I must admit it does look like a lot of fun

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  43. I'll have to get this. My kids would love this game!

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  44. This looks like a lot of fun and worth tons of laughs as well.

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  45. I have seen this on t.v. and wanted to get this for my kids. Sounds like it's a lot of fun too! I think I'll have to look more in to it and get one for my daughters!

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  46. Kinda looks like one of those old school games. Companies need to bring back more of these, and less video games lol :)

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  47. This looks like scary good fun! I would be so on edge the entire time.

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  48. I saw commercials for this, looks a bit scary though. I love the idea.

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  49. That would be fun for when we have all cousins over for Christmas! Love it!

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  50. I really want to get this for my s/o's sons, I think they would love it. I'm not so sure if our youngest would though.

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  51. I have seen this before and I know my kids would love it. I think my best friend Dwan has it for her family and she says it is a HIT. Thanks for sharing your time with it, I say it is a safer way for my youngest to pop balloons without me cringing ;)

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  52. Wow. A family game for holidays. I wish I could find one of this at our mall.

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  53. When I was searching for gifts for my son I stumbled on this and I thought about getting this for him. It looks like a really fun game.

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  54. Aww, looks fun! I've seen this on TV as well. Gotta check this out!

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  55. This looks like a fun game..my kiddo is pre-teen but even he might like this. :)

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  56. My son would have fun with something like this, alas I have always had this abnormal fear of balloons. I can't stand the sound of them popping.

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  57. Honestly this looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for re-posting it was worth it!

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  58. I had never heard of this game! My kids would be so super timid the first time but I imagine after the first pop it would be a blast to see how far they could push it. Thanks for reposting!

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  59. We love SpinMaster games but never seen this one. That looks like a lot of fun =)

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  60. I've never seen his game before. My kids would love that!

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  61. This sounds like crazy fun! Reblogging something that is this fun is always a good idea! :) All the new readers get a chance to see some great stuff!

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  62. This sounds like a really fun game. My little boys are too young for it because balloons are still a little dangerous for them, but we play with balloons supervised. I think this would be fun at a birthday party.

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  63. That would be AMAZING! I would love to try that .

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  64. Wow! This is so interesting. Never seen anything like it! So fun! - Erin Kennedy

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  65. Oh my goodness! That looks like so much fun! We could definitely have fun with that for hours.

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  66. Oh wow! We haven't tried playing that before. It certainly looks like a lot of fun.

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