Reviewed by Louisa Nashir
OranguTwang is the hilarious yet brilliant game from Interplay and it has brought many hours of laughter and fun to our home during the UK lockdown.
I am sure I am not alone in saying that this lockdown has really affected my child and she is missing her friends, school, clubs and the general routine of day to day life.
My daughter is 13 and has Autism and learning difficulties so routine is a massive part of her day to day life.
Lockdown with an autistic child hasn’t been the easiest of journeys but we are taking each day as it comes and making the most of some uninterrupted family time.
We really needed a pick me up and this game delivered some well needed laughter and humour.
Family games are a wonderful way of keeping our children from being bored and most importantly (to me) games get them away from screens! If it were up to my daughter she would be glued to her iPad 24/7 but I would prefer her to be playing games and communicating with her family rather than a screen.
OranguTwang is a simple yet very amusing game which held my daughter’s attention for over an hour and is a game that she continues to go back to.
The eye-catching packaging was a feast for the eyes and have real insight into what the game was about.
Inside the box we found the following…
2 Palm Trees with Toucan Lever and Vine String
14 Hanging Game Pieces
1 Rule Sheet
Everything needed for a fun family afternoon.
The aim of the game is to take turns hanging fruit and jungle animals on the orangutan, but at some point the orangutan will end up holding too much and will pop up sending the fruit and animals flying.
The game was really easy to assemble and was bright, colourful and durable.
Once assembled we hung the cute looking orangutang in the centre of the trees and then pushed the toucan lever.
We then used the dice and tonic in turns to add game pieces to the orangutang.
As the orangutan became heavier with each game piece being added the toucan lever moved slightly.
The winner of the game is the person who doesn’t send the Orangutang flying.
The game really does get your heart rate going and is full of laughter and suspense. The first time the orangutang went flying we all jumped! It really amused us as we had no idea what to expect. Of course, we went back for more fun and suspense and have been echoing the game regularly since its arrival a few days ago.
If like me you want to replace screen time with something more fun and family-friendly then I really do recommend Orangutwang! It has been a great new addition to our family game collection and one I am sure that will be played for years to come.
My daughter cannot wait to show her Nanna how to play once the lockdown is over and until then we will continue to play.
We will even be taking this camping with us next time we go.
Orangutwang is a brilliant game and one that will bring humour and family time into your home.
This product is available to buy from: Amazon