Product Type: Tobar board games
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Mr Funy Face, the source of my fear of Clowns?
Tobar Mr Funny Face
Member Name: trayrope
Tobar Mr Funny Face
Advantages: Helps improve dexterity and working under pressure, Fun.
Disadvantages: Looks a bit clown like.
Mr Funny Face is another game I remember from my childhood (starting to feel old now) and yet another game I have brought my kids.
The great thing about Mr Funny Face is that it doesn't need batteries, which are always something I seem to run out of, and can be played more or less anytime anywhere. Which is great when we get the inevitable power cuts that winter brings each year.
Mr Funny Face does take a little time to set up, but as it is a one time only set up it is easily forgiven, all the stickers need placing onto the different face pieces. It is important to stick the stickers down correctly as the stickers are unforgiving of peeling to be adjusted. Once the game is set up the fun can begin.
The game can be played with 2-4 players aged 5 years and upwards, I think it can be played alone to if no-one wants to join in but any more than 4 players and waiting for your turn becomes boring.
The game has 23 face pieces and 12 face cards to pick from, some of the cards look quite easy but as time starts to run out and the panic sets in it can be really hard to find the missing moustache and fit it in to place.
When we play we like to mix all the facial features up, making it a bit harder to find the correct piece, but if you were playing with younger players you could group the facial features into groups to make it slightly easier.
The idea is to pick a card and proceed to place all the features on Mr Funny Face in the correct way, the only hazard is that Mr Funny Face is spring loaded and on a timer, don't build his face fast enough and he will spring forward and launch his facial features across the table, usually making everyone playing and watching jump. If you do manage to build his face in time the timer can be stopped, but where is the fun in that?
The only down side for me is that I suffer from the fear of Clowns (Coulrophobia) and I think Mr Funny Face looks very clown like, which only doubles the tension for me as a half built clown face springing up at me is very scary.
In conclusion I think this is another great family game and appeals to people of all ages, things can get very competitive in our household with the loser banished to the kitchen to put the kettle on.
Mr Funny Face can be purchased for £10.00 + £3.50 postage from amazon.co.uk. which to me seems a bit expensive. I have just found the Chad valley version on the Argos website for £4.99.
A recommended game, Thank you for reading.
Summary: A classic family game.