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MB Games - Twister
MB Games Twister
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MB Games Twister
Advantages: Fun for people of all ages, fun to play
Disadvantages: None for me
I wasn't sure whether to feel elation or dread when my son asked for 'Twister' for this birthday this year. On the one hand, it would be great to play this nostalgic game again, having not done so for many years, but on the other hand, I am now far less agile than I was when I used to play it and could foresee a few injuries!
Twister is a game that has been around for many years and most of us would have played it at some point during our lives. It is great to know games like this are coming full circle and becoming as popular again with our children as it was when we were children.
For those of you who have not played it, the game consists of a durable, waterproof white sheet that features nothing more than a lot of large circles in the colours yellow, red, green and blue. The sheet is rather large and easy to wipe down which is handy when you have grubby little hands playing the game.
Within the box you also get a cardboard spinning board with a plastic black arrow that you place in the designated hole in the middle of the board. The arrow then spins around. The board features the four colours from the mat and also sections which read 'left hand', 'right hand', 'left foot', and 'right foot'.
The game can be played with two or more players and the object of the game is very simple. You designate a 'spinner' who spins the arrow around the board. The arrow will land on a body part listed above and a colour and you simply have to place the relevant hand or foot on that colour and you then move onto the next player. It sounds simple, and the concept is, but the great thing about this game is that you can end up in all kind of positions, and for this reason, sometimes more players than two are better and far more fun as you get yourselves into knots with other players trying to find free coloured circles in which to place their hands and feet.
The game tends to be over rather quickly as it doesn't take long for a player to lose their balance and fall over, generally taking the other players with them which is pretty funny.
This is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a great kids game and for younger children, actually has a slight educational twist to it as it can help with identifying colours, and teaching the young the difference between left and right. It also helps with balance and co-ordination too.
For adults though, this can be rather fun too if you have friends over, especially after a few drinks! It is one of those games that never tires, hence its popularity after all these years. It is a game the entire family can be together too as even if Grandma isn't keen on getting into some of the positions, she could join in by being designated spinner so you really can include the whole family, no matter what their age or ability is and even toddlers would enjoy having a go too.
Price wise, this is around the £13.00 mark which is about average for a well known board game and is well worth the money in my opinion as although a game doesn't tend to last long, you will find you end up playing it over and over again and my son certainly hasn't ever gotten sick of it, so you do get your money's worth.
Overall, this is a classic board game that will never lose its popularity due to the fun factor it possesses. It is easy to play, great for people of all ages and really simple to set up and play. I for one will never tire of playing this with family and friends and therefore it comes with a recommendation from me.
Summary: A great family game