Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad is a phrase I’ve had to say to Monkey on a few occasions when we’ve been at home for the day this summer holiday. I thought it would be good fun to change the phrase from a nagging comment to a game of stealth. Let me introduce you to the newly released Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad game from Drumond Park.
Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad is aimed at children aged 5 years and over and can be played by 2-4 players. The game comes with a game board, spinner, Dad in his bed with two stickers that need to be applied before game play begins, 4 playing pieces, 16 playing cards and an instruction leaflet. You will also need 2 x AA batteries to operate this game.
Can you get to the chocolate cake before Dad wakes up and stops snoring? That’s the aim of the game, and Dad does snore rather loudly!
To set the game up you place the bed in the centre of the game board, there are holes that it fits into. Then shuffle the playing cards and deal equal numbers to all players, any leftover cards are placed next to the board. Choose a coloured playing piece and place on the matching pair of slippers.
Turn the switch on the bed to on and twist Dad so his face is on the pillow and listen to his snoring begin.
You are ready to play Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad, the youngest player starts and spins the spinner.
If the spinner points to a colour you move your playing piece to the first space of the same colour. If that space has a picture on it, you check if it matches one of the cards you have. If it does, play passes on to the next player. If it doesn’t then you have to press the alarm clock down the number of times shown on the space. Will Dad wake up or not? If Dad stays asleep play passes on to the next player. If Dad wakes up you’ve been caught and have to return to your slippers to start the game again. If any others players happen to be on either of the spaces on the bed when Dad wakes up, they also have to go back to the beginning. If you land on a space with an arrow you don’t have to do anything and play moves on to the next player.
If the spinner lands on a + you can take one card from another player. If the spinner lands on Slippers you move to the first available space ahead of the leader. If you are already in the lead you spin again.
If Dad is woken up, you put him back in the sleeping position to restart the game.
If you make it to the kitchen without waking Dad, you press the alarm clock one last time. If he stays asleep you’ve got to the chocolate cake and won the game.
We’ve played Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad a few times now and really enjoyed it. Monkey doesn’t like losing playing cards when someone spins a + but that’s all part of the learning process when growing up isn’t it. Once you’ve finished playing, everything can be packed away neatly in the box until next time. It’s a fun game which younger children will enjoy playing. With an RRP of £22.99 we give this game the thumbs up.
For more information on stockists and the rest of the Drumond Park range please pop over to their website.
disclaimer: we were sent this game in exchange for an honest review
You know I always like sharing games from Drumond Park with you all, so for a chance to win this game, please complete the Gleam form below – good luck! I have one Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad game to giveaway.
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