Product Type: Mookie Outdoor Toy
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Run, Jump, Catch
Mookie - Catcherball Game
Member Name: VampirePrincess
Mookie - Catcherball Game
Advantages: Active, Value for money, Fun
Disadvantages: None from me
I really enjoy games pretty much anyway they come electronic or not. There is nothing better than sitting down and have a fun game with your friends or children. I think it is great if you can also get active whilst having fun.
During the summer months and mainly the school six weeks holiday I looked after my sisters children pretty much every day. So instead of them being stuck indoors, I purchased these so we could play in the garden and in the park. I have to admit one of the main reasons why I purchased this was for Gracie May. She is overweight and this was good to keep her active in a fun way, as she doesn't like walking or anything physical really.
The aim of the game is simple you have two round catchers which has a grip material on the front to catch the ball on; the ball is the same size as a tennis ball and pretty much lighter weight. All you need to do is catch the ball on the grips, and throw it back and forward to one another. Just a nice and easy game which most people can play.
This game is aged three years and above, however it may be a little tricky for the younger ones to master the hand eye coordination to catch the ball on the grips. The children did enjoy playing this game for awhile, and when I was playing this game with them we took it in turns to do piggy in the middle. Which Gracie found more exciting, this game really got the children active which is what I wanted from the game.
It is bright green and pink as you can see from the above photo, it is nice and light weight to stick in my bag for when we went to the park for a picnic day. So I must state for an up market version of a simple game of catch this ticks my boxes.
One thing I should mention is do not leave this out in the rain! The ball doesn't seem to grip so well after it has been wet.
Price and Availability:
You can generally see cheaper versions of this game during the summers months in supermarkets starting from around £3.00. I had my set with points I collected which normally would have costs £4.99, however looking on the internet this brand seems to retail around the £7.00 mark.
The price and hours of fun we had with this it has been worth every penny and more, it got Gracie more active she was even asking to play! It was nice to have an activity to get the children motivated to play outside.
I give this five out of five stars
Thank you for reading
Summary: A fun game, a little different than just plain catch