Product Type: Mookie Outdoor Toy
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Mookie - Catcherball Game
Member Name: Whizz11
Mookie - Catcherball Game
I'm a big kid at heart really and love playing games. Before we had kids my husband and I liked to travel, well we still do but travel is a bit more kid focused these days, no more weeks spent lying not he beach soaking up the rays for a few years! Anyway, on a trip to Spain a few years ago we knew we were going to spend most of our time on the beach but we didn't want to get too bored so I took the requisite books, iPod etc and this cool catcher ball game.
The game is really simple. It consists of two round panels and one tennis type ball. The panels are round and have an attachment on the back that allows you to slip your hand into it and keeps it securely fastened onto your hand even when you make an amazing diving move into the sand to catch the ball and avoid losing the game to your competitive husband. The panels on the front are made of velcro which allows you to catch the ball as if you catch it correctly it will stick to the panel. The panels are coloured neon fluorescent green and pink and so are quite eye-catching.
The ball is shaped like a tennis ball and is the same size although its a bit furrier than a tennis ball as this is what will stick to the velcro. The ball is also coloured neon fluorescent pink and green. Its not quite as heavy as a real tennis ball either, I think this is done so it will stick easier as well.
This game was perfect for just slipping into our suitcase as it didn't take up much room. The panels are flat so they slip in easily and the ball doesn't take up much room either. Then once you get to the beach its easy to just slip these in your beach bag. Well, I'm not actually sure if there are any rules but we just make up our own rules. We drew a line in the sand to act as a net and then threw the ball back and forth trying to get one over on the other person and make them fall or dive to try and get the ball before it fell to the ground and the other person gets the point. I actually played this in Spain topless as it was a topless beach and let me tell you, it was amazing fun!!
I've only ever played this with adults but its suitable for children aged 3 and above and I think it would work well for them as the velcro catch makes it easier to catch than say just catching a ball with your hands. Hours of fun to be had by all for less than £10
Summary: Mookie Catcherball game