Product Type: MB Games board games
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TWIST AND SHOUT!
MB Games Twister
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
MB Games Twister
Advantages: GREAT FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
Disadvantages: MUST BE QUITE FIT TO PLAY
'Twister' is a board game that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It can be played with all members of the family or it can be an ideal addition to any kids party.
The game consists of a large mat that is made of durable plastic upon which are four rows of large coloured circles in red, blue green and yellow. There is also a cardboard 'spinner' in the game that is split into four sections or quarters. Each of the quarters represents a limb, such as 'right foot' or 'left arm'. There is also a section in each quarter that represents a colour on the Twister mat.
The idea of the game is to spin the spinner in turn. You then have to follow the instructions on the spinner according to where it stops on the board. If for example, the spinner had landed on 'right foot' and on the red coloured section of the spinner board, I would need to move my right foot to a red dot on the floor mat. This means of course that once the game has been up and running for a little while, a lot of strange body-bending must take place to carry out the instructions given by the spinner.
Cue a tangled web of arms and legs and everybody who is playing the game getting tied up in knots. This can be lots of fun, but bear in mind that anybody with a physical disability of any sort may struggle to play the game due to the amount of movement and flexibility involved.
Whoever is left standing at the end of the game can be duly crowned the winner, whilst the other players attempt to pick themselves up from the floor.
We have had some great fun playing Twister at parties. After a couple of drinks it does prove to be a hit with most of the people there. There are more 'adult' variations of the game, such as to put a shot glass-sized drink on each coloured spot that must be drunk when the spot becomes occupied. I haven't played this version before, as the 'normal' method of play is usually enough to cause more than enough hysteria in our circle.
Twister is suitable for ages six upwards and I would agree with this, as I think younger children may struggle to reach the different coloured dots on the Twister mat due to being too small.
I would thoroughly recommend Twister as an after-dinner Christmas game and think it would be ideal for this! We have found the game is a hit with adults and kids alike and I would award it five Dooyoo stars. It is a straight-forward concept and an easy game to master, but that certainly doesn't mean it is boring or anything of the sort... The sight of grown adults tangled together in upside-down crab shapes and making all manner of strange shapes on a large plastic mat has proven to be quite hilarious and I for one will continue to fetch the board game when we have a family get-together on or a few friends over. It is a fun game to play and I definitely think it is worth having a go!
The Twister board game can be purchased from Argos for £9.59, or I have seen it on Ebay from £4.99.
Summary: A GREAT GAME FOR KIDS AND ADULTS ALIKE!!
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