This summer we have made an effort to cut down on screen time and rekindle family games time, of course this isn’t every day but a few times a week instead of reaching for the TV control I like the children to choose a game we can all play together.
The newest game in our collection is Wobbly Worm. This is a twisty turning game of skill and hand/eye coordination.
The aim of the game is to throw your hoops over the worms head and the winner is the player to successfully land the most hoops….sounds easy doesn’t it – a little like the traditional ring toss game, only this has the added factor of the target moving in a random wobbly motion and it’s rather hard to pre-empt where it will go next.
Unfortunatly this game doesn’t come with batteries which is always a bug bear of mine as like all children, mine want to play straight away, and while we sometimes have a stock of AA and AAA’s in this takes 2 C batteries which I certainly don’t stock up on.
Setting up is very easy indeed, you just push the poles into place and pop on the worm onto the top – there are a few pole segments to this game so for beginners you add just one and work your way up to advanced levels which at the tallest setting makes the worm 3ft tall.
Pressing a button on the apple shaped based makes your worm wobbly around and then you take turns to toss your hoops over his head as he dances and wobbles away from you.
The hoops come in different sizes and colours too so each player knows which is theirs and so it makes the game even harder the smaller the hoops get.
The kids were both in fits of giggles playing this game however it didn’t hold their attention for very long and they soon became bored. They played for longer when I played alongside them as they were keen to beat Mummy, a good game for killing a little time while dinner cooks or before school but not one we will find ourselves playing for more than 20 minutes at a time.
Suitable for ages 3+ and for 2 to 3 players, this may be best played with a group of friends head to head in teams to make play last a little longer.
Disclaimer: We received this game in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of our household.