Monkey was very excited when a parcel arrived from Drumond Park recently. Mummy it’s Pumpaloons! How do you know what it is Monkey? I’ve seen them on TV. Oh wow, the power of advertising on my son has begun. Pumpaloons is a fun game for 2 players aged 4 years and over, it can be played indoors or, is a perfect garden game in the summer. In the box you receive 2 deflated Pumpaloons, along with 2 pumps and pump tubes and an instruction leaflet. Come on Mummy, I want to play now!
It was a lovely sunny day so we took everything outside to have some fun. The idea of the game is to be the first to pump up your Pumpaloon. But Monkey wasn’t bothered about racing me to win, he just wanted to pump up his own Pumpaloon. I want the Stripey Pumpaloon Mummy!
To start with you need to shake each Pumpaloon to ensure the sand in the base is properly distributed, attach the nozzle to the front of the tube and insert firmly into the Pumpaloon, place the other end of the tube into the Blue pump valve and you are ready to have some fun!
You can use any part of your body to pump the Pumpaloon up – they reach a height of 3 foot and inflate fairly easily. So if you were playing the game properly, it would be an all action, sprint to be the winner. I can really see this game being a big hit this summer.
I was eventually allowed to join in but could only play with the Spotty Pumpaloon. We did have lots of fun.
I’m sure Monkey’s friends will get to try these Pumpaloons out, over the summer holidays. You could either play a two player game, or have teams working on a relay basis. When you want to deflate the Pumpaloons you just pull the tube front out of the tube nozzle (but leave the nozzle in the Pumpaloon valve), scrunch the head up and squash it down, fold the arms over the top of the head and scrunch the Pumpaloon down. It’s really easy to do. Once deflated you can either reattached the tube to begin playing again, or remove the nozzle to pack away. I confirm that once deflated, everything fits back neatly into the storage box.
Priced at £19.99 I think this game represents great value for money, it can just as easily be played indoors, it doesn’t take up a great deal of floor space, so we could play Pumpaloons in our small living room without issue. There has been rumour that Stripey Pumpaloon might be moving into Monkey’s bedroom very soon, although I’m not sure how Brewster the cat will deal with that!
For more information about Pumpaloons and stockists please visit the Drumond Park website.
disclaimer: we were sent this game in exchange for an honest review.
Now I have some great news – how would you like to win Pumpaloons for yourself? I have one game to giveaway thanks to Drumond Park – just complete the form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
Terms and conditions:
(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.
The giveaway will close on 28th July 2014 at midnight.