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Christmas is such an amazing and magical part of childhood. I always remember getting so excited about taking my stocking up to bed with my milk and mince pie for Santa and Carrot for the…

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Game review | Doodle doo by Tactic games

Get in and out without touching the sides – BLINDFOLDED

You must all know by now that we love sitting around the table and playing family games together. My kids, and I am certain all kids their age, love any games that involve poo and farts, so this was perfect for us and I am so excited to tell you all about it.

The game is very simple, get from the mouth to the poop with the pen and you have four animals to choose from. The trick, however, is that you have to do it ‘BLINDFOLDED’ and trust me when I say it’s not as easy as it looks (or not in this case). Doodle Doo’s age suitability is from 6 years+, however, my five-year-old daughter Milly LOVES playing this game with us and has no issues following the instructions. Each of the four different animals offer a different ability maze board, ranging from easy for the kiddies to hard for all the competitive adults out there.

WHATS IN THE BOX

  • 4 Double Sided, Dry-wipe Animal Maze Boards
  • Fart Maker
  • Blindfold Mask
  • 4 Dry-Wipe Pens
  • Rules

Each player has a dry-wipe pen each and on their turn, they cover their eyes with the mask (parents might have to hold it on so that they cant cheat) and make their way through the maze. If they go over the edge another player will push the ‘Fart’ cushion to alert them that their turn is over and then its the next players turn. The play continues until one of you reaches the poo.

HERE IS WHAT WE THOUGHT

This game is a heck of a lot of fun! We were all trying different tricks to try and get through the maze – even air practising, which did nothing to help – and beat the others. Waiting with the fart cushion, the kids were only too happy to push it really hard, and often in our ears, when we hit the wall. The easy board will comfortably take over fifteen minutes to play and the harder boards will take much longer, so you get lots of play from a single board.

The kids, as am I, are happy to play this game again and again. A simple yet very challenging game for all and one I definitely recommend.

Doodle Doo is available to buy here and is again like my other games is worth every penny. We love this game and play it pretty much every single day.

Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

 

My top 5 fun games for kids

We have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing these games for Christmas and I can honestly they are all super fun and straight forward to play. There is nothing worse than opening a kids game to find lots of pieces which could potentially go missing and a confusing instruction booklet. We love straight to the point games and this exactly why we love and recommend these top five.

I have placed the links within the headers for all of the items listed below which will take you directly to the relevant website.

None of my links are affiliate.

Doodle Doo- Tactic

It’s cheeky fun for everyone in this hilarious Children’s board game. The family all get to laugh at the way it plays, put your pen on the maze, cover your eyes and draw… Now follow through to reach the poo! Watch out, though… If your pen strays outside the maze then your friend sets off the whoopee cushion. Whoever finishes the maze wins. Great fun for everyone – mums, dads, grandparents, kids and their friends, a perfect board game for cheeky children! Doodle Doo is an easy-to-play game for the whole family. Each animal maze has one difficulty level for children, 6-year-olds and over and another one for adults. Perfect if you’re fed up with serious drawing games and a quiet night in!

Read our review here.

Don’t Upset the Llama – Tactic games

Llamas are very sensitive creatures so be careful not to irritate them in this game or you could get wet! Be faster than anyone else at spotting the horn or spray on the cards to try and stay dry! A hilarious family game containing a llama spray gun, 64 cards, and a special die. Don’t Upset the Llama!

Read our review here

Whoopee Doo – Ideal

The hoot if you toot, family challenge game! Sit on the large inflatable whoopee cushion and press the start button. Take a card and complete the challenge, then pass to the next player. Don’t be sitting on the cushion when time runs out or you’ll blow off in front of everybody!

Read our review here.

Shark Chase- Ideal

Escape the shark to be with winner……swim too slow and you’ll be his dinner. Roll the dice and move the corresponding coloured creatures around the board, trying to stay ahead of the shark. Earn points for each creature that makes it safely to the island without being eaten. Reach the island to score and win, the winner is the player the most points after the three rounds.

Read our review here.

Shark Chase review | The Knight Tribe

Ooks- 5 in 1 Classic games

5 Games in one box: Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Games of the Goose, Race and Bandits. Packed with all of the fun and excitement that made these exciting games an unforgettable part of your childhood, OOKS 5 in 1 Classic Games now adds an exciting new twist, a twist that introduces kids to the wacky world of the OOKS and includes the opportunity to experience an exciting educational OOKS play experience that will thrill them and amaze you!

Disclosure: We received these samples for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

GAME REVIEW | DON’T upset the Llama!!

Grab it first, or get… sprayed!… is the tag line for the new game from Tactic games.

Don’t upset the Llama is a family party game that is a lot of fun to play with the family. To play this game you need quick reflexes; and a towel!

The game is aged 6-99, although we played with our 5-year-old daughter who managed to play the game just fine, and for 2-4 players. The aim of the game is to be faster than everyone else and try to stay dry.

WHATS IN THE BOX?

  • 64 cards
  • one special die
  • Llama spray gun.
  • Instructions

The die controls the game as each player rolls in turn. Depending on what you roll, you then play the cards that determine whether you get sprayed or not.

Much of the game is a free-for-all, where the Llama spray gun is up for grabs. Be the fastest to get the Llama and often you will get to choose who you spray. This can be tactical, or just plain mean!

HERE IS WHAT WE THOUGHT:

We had a lot of fun playing this game, with tension every time the die is rolled as you wait to see if you can grab the gun or not. You do have to be careful because if you grab the gun in error, you become an open target and they get a free spray. The kids were screaming with excitement and fear in equal measures (as were we, the parents).

There are not a lot of parts so there is little risk of losing bits. The only point I would make is that the cards are not water-resistant. This is important as the water can get messy as you fight and spray each other meaning the cards can sometimes get wet. Over time, this could lead to some of them getting damaged.

Don’t upset the Llama costs £15 and is totally worth the price. This is a game the kids will want to play again, and again, and again… especially if they have a score to settle!l

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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

A Christmas gift guide for Dogs.

I thought I would do something different this year and put together a gift guide, especially for dogs. In this feature, I have an array of different products which includes treats, chew toys, grooming and dog activity tracker. I have placed the links within the headers for all of the items listed below which will take you directly to the relevant website.

None of my links is affiliate

Pooch & Mutt – Christmas dinner treats

Health food for dogs. Turkey, parsnips, carrots, peas, gravy, no sprouts & sweet potato, sage & thyme stuffing. Ethical Award – The Ethical Company Organisation. Ethical, natural, UK-made and award-winning. No added salt or sugar. PETA – not tested on animals.

PitPat- Dog activity monitor

We’re all doing it – wearing smart devices on our wrists and measuring our activity on our phones. What seemed like a craze a few years ago is an established thing today.

Now, with PitPat, your dog can do the same. PitPat gives you an easy way to keep track of your dog’s activity level, to manage their weight, and because it’s all about your dog, to have lots of fun along the way.

Mikki- Pro Slicker brush for shedding and undercoat

  • Removes moulted hair and knots and tangles for a well-groomed finish
  • Double-sided slicker with soft pins on one side and hard pins on the reverse
  • Flexible brush head for gentler brushing

PetLove Furzz toy racoon 

An enticing, long-bodied play companion for dogs of all sizes the PetLove Furzz Raccoon with Squeaker has been carefully developed to provide hours of entertainment, featuring an adorable realistic raccoon design, soft plush outer, long floppy body and a squeaky face dogs love. Rosie loves carrying he racoon round the house.

Nylabone -Natural bacon flavour stuffable rubber cone & Extreme dog chew toy

I have tried a lot of different dog chews in the last few years in a desperate bid to find something that she wouldn’t chew through within minutes. Nylabone is the only brand that I have found which has been successful and I can 10000% recommend.

 

Chuckit fetch games –Kick fetch ball

  • The big play and fetchball for dogs
  • Floats extremely high on the water, making it highly visible for your dog
  • Easily take the dog with its mouth
  • Holds your dog active
  • The dog stays healthy longer

Glow in the dark ball

  • Phosphorescent Chuckit ball for dogs
  • Resistant rubber ball that loads quickly in bright light
  • High-quality photoluminescent material, perfectly healthy
  • Compatible with Chuckit L Ball Launchers

Mountain rope tug

Give your furry friend a tough game of tug-o-war with the Chuckit! Mountain Rope Tug Dog Toy. This toy features a unique design as it is made from poly-rope with TPR connectors to withstand rough play. It also features looped ends to provide you and your pup an easy place to grip.

 

Disclosure: We received these sample’s for the purposes of writing my gift guide.