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Hedbanz is a fun game suitable for all the family and is great to play around this time of year. I remember playing this game many times with a sticky note stuck to my head. This version of the game comes with its own equipment so that you don't have to do that. The idea of the game is that you have the name of a celebrity or famous icon on your head and you have to guess who it is by asking other players questions. The questions have to be answerable with yes or no, you cannot ask who you are or what you do etc. They mostly start with "Am I..?" The game is really fun especially when people you wouldn't expect get certain cards and players guess outrageous people nothing near to what is on their card. This game is a little bit different to the original concept and has been adapted so that it is fun for kids to play.
The game comes with 6 plastic hedbanz which allows up to 6 people to play the game at any one time. The bands are red and about an inch wide, they are adjustable and fasten around your head by clicking into place. They fasten at the back and at the front of the band is a holder for your chosen card so that it stays on your head. I like the hedbanz as they are comfortable to wear and they keep the cards in place, there is no risk of them dropping off every so often and ruining the game.
Also in the box is an egg timer, 24 counters and 72 cards. At the start of the game after each player has secured their band on their head a card is dealt out to everyone. Players must put the card onto their band without looking at and then each player receives 3 counters each. The first player starts with the egg timer and they have until it runs out to ask the other players questions and guess who is on their card. Once the time is up if they haven't guessed correctly the next player has their turn. If the card is identified successfully they receive a new one and place one of their counters into the centre of the group. The aim of the game is to guess as many cards as you can and be the first person to get rid of their counters. If you really cannot guess and give up on a card you must collect another counter.
There are 72 cards in total. Each has a cartoon illustration on and the word which you must guess. There is a variety of subjects on the cards, not just people. For example; foods, animals, bikes etc. The game comes in a reasonable size box so that it can be stored and transported without too much hassle. There is no real chance of wear and tear on this product although the counters are quite small and so some are guaranteed to get lost.
I don't really see the game as having a specific age limit. I would recommend it for 3+. It can really help kids learn things and it gets them thinking as they have to ask questions.
I do really like the game and it is perfect for kids. This game would be really good if you could write on the cards yourself so you can change the people/things you are guessing. From an adult perspective you can only really play one game of this before getting a little bit bored but it keeps kids entertained for hours. It is a great game for kids of any age to enjoy!
I paid £3.99 for the game and bought it from TK Maxx. I think that this is a reasonable amount for a fun game which I am sure will be dragged out of the cupboard at some point this Christmas.
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This a game I remember playing fondly as a child, unlike other board games it seemed generally just a lot simpler with no little parts to go missing etc! You can also get the adults version of this which is also very popular and is an iconic board game.
The game comes in a small ish box for most board games with the name and a picture of the game being played across it. The box suggests that it needs 2-6 players, you could play with more I suppose if you wanted but this would have to be in teams since there are only 6 head bands. It also suggests 6+ which is fair enough since you will need to be able to concentrate on it for a while and remember the answers to the questions. However, I don't see an age limit on it!
The box contains a set of counters, a pack of cards, some cards with hints on them, 6 head bands, instructions and an egg timer. This means that is a lot more simple than other board games without the risk of losing many little pieces, but also there is one thing missing that board games usually have - a board! The aim of the game is to guess what is on your head band, you have to put a card with a picture into your headband without looking and then place it on your head. Then you go around the other players, asking them questions in order to try and guess what you are wearing! If you get a correct answer before the egg timer runs out then you can put one of your counters into the middle; the winner is the one to get rid of all of their counters.
This is a very good game, as is its counterpart for adults but to be honest both could really be played by any age- the only difference is that the cards that you are guessing what you are have slightly simpler concepts on the childrens game since they may not have heard of all the cards from the adults section but this could probably be easily overcome. Its also a good game for kids with promoting social interaction and the rules of conversation.
Hedbanz is the classic 'Who am I' game that us adults usually play when we have a name of a celebrity stuck on a post it note on our head! This game has been re-jigged for children and in which case it has a picture and the name of an item rather than a famous person. These pictures can range from being a baked bean to a sock to a dog. They have a mix of animals, food, clothes, and so on. The object of the game is to guess what you are before the timer finishes and lose one of your counters. Once you lose all the counters you are given you win.
So in more detail of how to play the game -
Each player (up to 6) has a plastic headband which has a little notch on it where you can place your chosen card. Each player chooses a card from the 72 in the game and without looking at what is on the card they place it on their head (for younger ones I suggest a bit of help). Each player also has three counters but I suggest that for older ones or adults they have more counters to make the game more on an even level. The youngest player starts and the timer is turned over. This player asks as many questions as possible in that time to guess what they are.
So for example 'Am I an animal/food/green/pink/heavy/big/small' and so on. After the timer finishes they can guess what they are. If they guess they get rid of a counter, if they don't then they keep it and have to try and guess again when it comes back to them. If they guess correctly they can then pick another card for the next round. The first person to lose all their counters is the winner.
This is one of my kid's favourite games. It is such a simple idea but they love it. They think it is highly hilarious to have a picture of a smelly sprout on the other person's head or a baked bean. When the questions are asked that are so ridiculous to what they actually have it has them in stitches. It is a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family and as I have a 6, 8 and 15 year old there aren't many games that we can all play together. For the younger ones there is a card that has suggestive questions on if they get stuck for ideas of what to ask. It does say on the box from 7 years+ but my youngest enjoys it too. I tend to give him a recap of his answers and let him have longer to think on his go. Once you have played the game as much as we have you tend to know what most of the pictures are and so it's a bit easier to think so we have decided to make our own cards which is working out really well as the kids really enjoy thinking of more things and drawing them. The funnier the better!
Hedbanz for Kids.
The box contains 6 hedbanz
Pack of cards with different objects on ie: an orange, baked bean, bike, dog, giraffe, etc
An egg timer
A pack of counters
2 cards with helpful question hints!!
The basis of the game is to guess what is on your head!!! (easier said than done for some)
Each player is handed a funny plastic headband and 3 counters, each player then picks up a card from the overturned pack and places it on to there headband without looking, starting with the youngest and up against an egg timer you get to ask as many questions as you possibly can to help you guess what object is on your head. Now it may just be me but I coped terribly under pressure and couldn't even think of any questions to ask so it was lucky that the kids version came with a couple of cards of questions to help you (me) out.
Its harder than it looks because it is possible for people to give you a perfectly reasonably response to your question which totally throws you, for example I asked how tall am I, my 7 year old said your as tall as a tree!! It was four turns later that I realised I was a ladder!!
For each correct answer you give you get to put one of your counters into the middle, the first player to lose all there counters is the winner.
I guess when you become familiar with all the cards that are in the pack it would be pretty easy to make you own aswell
To Summarise : What a laugh in our house last night playing this, we bought this game for our just turned 7 year old for christmas but I think the most laughs were had by the adults, I really would recommend this for adults and children alike.....