Product Type: MB Games board games
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Twist and Shout
MB Games Twister
Member Name: andyoz
MB Games Twister
Advantages: Great Fun For All Ages
Disadvantages: Painful Sometimes
Would you believe that Twister first came out back in 1966! The game was patented by Charles F. Foley and Neil Rabens and although the game was not an instant success it has gone from strength to strength. Back in the sixties people accused the makers of selling 'sex in a box' as no one had ever seen a game like this before! Love it or hate it though, people all over the world have been playing this game for years.
If you have somehow never seen Twister, the game is basically a large mat on the floor with red, yellow, blue and green dots. When playing twister you ideally want 5 people to play, but you can play with less. The idea of the game is to be player who last longest without falling over on the mat.
One player will be 'the spinner'. They spin a little device which will land on either right hand red, blue, green or yellow. Or left hand then a dot, right foot and a dot or left foot then a dot. So each player is assigned either blue, red, yellow or green and they must move there body on the mat as the spinner directs.
This game is great fun and ends up with some rather interesting positions! As the game progresses it becomes harder and harder to keep your balance and sooner or later everyone ends up falling over. This game is great fun for kids or adults a like. The game has a massive student culture following and there are many different ways that people play including some rather rude ones!
How ever you play Twister it's a great way to have fun with friends and all have a really good laugh. I've played this game since I was a kid and really love it, it's one of those classics that just appeals to so many people.
The game is not really suitable for all people. People who struggle to bend down or some older people will certainly not be suited to this game. It is one of those games where someone always seems to get a little to carried away and ends up hurting themselves. But that said if you play it sensibly there really should be no danger to anyone involved.
The game is recommended for children age 6 and upwards, although there are really no small parts so I see no reason why younger children can't play. Twister is made by MB Games and the game usually retails at £13.99 but there are plenty of places you can get this game cheaper if you shop around.
If you have never played Twister I would say you really need to give this game a try, I'm sure you will enjoy it and have hours of fun!
Summary: A Classic Game