Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
I have a teenager daughter and 7-year-old twins. One of my twins in particular can tend to need a lot of encouragement to engage and focus on activities. Board games, such as this one, Yeti In My Spaghetti from Interplay UK and University Games, which look fun and exciting are therefore very much welcomed in our household. The game arrived quickly, which was great as I was really looking forward to trying it out. It was well packed and therefore arrived in perfect condition.
The game itself is for 2 or more players aged 4 and up. The box contains the following:
- 30 noodles
I loved the fact that no batteries are required, no beeps or flashing lights, just simple and basic. We couldn’t wait to get started. The pieces were easily removed from the box and we placed the bowl on the table, then carefully laid out the 30 noodles on top of the bowl. We then each took a turn to remove one noodle from the bowl, waiting in anticipation to see if the yeti stayed put on top of the noodles or fell into the bowl. If and when it fell into the bowl, that player was the loser.
I noticed how good this game is for developing/improving children’s’ fine motor skills. My little boys think this game is hilarious. Their favourite part of the game is when the yeti falls into the bowl, or rather watching another player lose the game when the yeti falls.
We have played with this game for hours and I know that we will play it for many more hours. I think I enjoyed playing as much as my children. I know that they will love playing it when their grandparents visit. It truly is suitable for such a wide range of ages. The game itself is so simple and the instructions easy to follow. I love the fact that the yeti is poking out of the box. I think it was an excellent design idea as people can easily see what they are buying. The yeti looks adorable.
Something I have discovered is what a mischief the yeti is. He or she really gets around. It’s been sat on my kitchen table, on my pillow and sat on the sofa with my sons. In fact, the cheeky yeti has become a firm part of our household.
I took the opportunity to have a good look at the Interplay UK website. They have so many fantastic children’s games and family games available.
This game has played a key and successful part in our aim as a family to cut down on screen time and get back to basics. After all, one of the fondest memories I have of growing up was the board games we played as a family. This game is great fun and would make an excellent Christmas Gift idea for children.
For more information or to buy visit interplayuk.com.