disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned for the purpose of review
If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas for Christmas or something to keep everyone entertained then I’ve got some family fun ideas for all ages from TOMY. We were recently sent a bundle of goodies and today I’m sharing them with you.
We received the Extreme set of Puff Ball, Articulate! Phrases and the KiiPix.
We’ve been big fans of the Drumond Park games brand for years now and were keen to see a couple of their latest offerings. First up is Puff Ball, a fun family game for two or more players aged six years and over. There are four different Puff Ball sets that you can purchase; a starter set with sixteen components, Mid-size set with thirty-one components, a Large set with forty-one pieces and the Extreme set with fifty-seven pieces.
The different components enable players to create a range of tracks with varying levels of difficulty.
The leaflet that comes with Pull Ball gives you an idea of a few tracks to try out, along with the different stunts you can create on the tracks.
The idea of the game is to blow the balls from one end of the track to the other. You can race against each other to see who is the fastest Puff Baller. It sounds so much easier than it is, and we’ve had a lot of fun working on our technique and trying to get the balls through stunts such as the Mousetrap, Golf Tee and Curve Bridge stunt.
It’s the kind of game with real longevity as you can create different tracks, add in different levels and practice really is the key. It’s a game I can see families really enjoying together.
Families with older children will enjoy another Drumond Park game, this time Articulate! Phrases which is aimed at players aged twelve years and over and can be played by four to twenty+ players.
In Articulate! Phrases players form teams and try to move around the board from the start to finish segments as quickly as possible. The game comes with the playing board, playing pieces, timer, cards and instructions.
Players within each team decide whether to be describers or guessers and then pit themselves against the timer to guess as many correct phrases before the timer runs out. Depending on where players are on the board will determine whether they are trying to guess phrases from different categories – pot luck, leisure, savings or every day. When the timer runs out the Describer counts the number of correctly answered cards, and the team moves on the relevant number of spaces and play then moves to the next team.
Should you land on a Control Segment in white, then the Describer describes a phrase to all teams. There is no time limit and whichever team shouts out the correct answer first wins control of the board. Should the same team as the describer guess correctly, then a different person from their team describes again.
When a team has reached the finish segment, to win the game the describer must pick a control phrase and play to all teams. To win their team must answer correctly first if they don’t then they must wait for their next turn to try again.
This is another great family game to enjoy, good for families with older children and one teenagers can enjoy with parents and grandparents alike this Christmas.
Finally something a little different, which I think everyone will love this Christmas and beyond. If you love taking photos then you are going to love the TOMY KiiPix as much as we do.
You will need to make an additional purchase to use the KiiPix as it doesn’t come with film, but the Fujifilm Insta mini packs are readily available on Amazon.
The KiiPix is a smartphone picture printer, providing instant memories to keep in print. My son has never seen an Instamatic camera before, so he was fascinated to see photos developing before his eyes.
It’s so easy to use, load the film in the back, fold the sides out, place the frame to hold your phone on top, place your
for phone into the frame with the photo you want to print facing down, press the shutter, turn the dial and wait for your photo to pop out!
For some instant photo printing fun, you can’t go wrong. The images we’ve printed so far are a little dark, but to capture some instant memories, it’s a great idea. No batteries needed either which is always a winner here and it fits compactly in a handbag too!
I’ve included my Amazon affiliate links (I do earn from qualifying purchases in case you’d like this range of family fun ideas for all ages from TOMY.
I’ve teamed up with TOMY to offer three readers the chance to win one of the three items featured in this post. The first person picked at the end of the giveaway will win the KiiPix worth £39.99 (film not included), the second person picked will win Articulate! Phrases worth £32.99 and the third person picked will win Puff Ball Extreme worth £24.99. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 12th January 2020 at midnight.
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