Drumond Park Games Review of Sshh Don’t Wake Dad!
SHHHHHHHHH… that lovely chocolate cake is there in the fridge. How are you going to get to it without waking Dad?
Be Careful! There are so many things that could make a noise. If you trip up or knock something over, you will wake Dad!
We have received the board game ‘Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad’ to review from Drumond Park Games
We let Jake choose which game that he would like to pick from Drumond Park Games and he chose this game, as he has seen it advertised before Christmas and mentioned that he would like this game, so this was his very first choice.
We have played the older version of this game visiting a friend’s house and he really wanted to have the newer electronic version to try.
We opened the box and were presented with the bed, spinner, character pieces, instructions, gaming cards, and playing board.
We inserted the 2 x AA batteries and instantly dad began to snore, which made Jake giggle and shouted ‘it sounds just like Granddad!’
We chose our colour gaming pieces, shared 16 cards between us, span the spinner and began to play.
On the spinner there is 4 colours which are yellow, green, red and blue and a picture of slippers and “+” sign.
Each square on the board that you land has either a picture or an arrow. Each of the picture squares has a matching card that a player will be holding, if you land on the arrow square that means you are safe and do not need to worry and it is the next players turn.
If you land on a picture and your opponent has that card, you then have to press dad’s alarm clock the number of times that it indicates on the board, if you do not wake up dad, then you are safe. If you do wake up dad he will spring up and make you jump! Then you have to go back to the bed and start all over again. You then take that card from the opponent and put it in to your own collection.
If you spin and land on your own picture to the card, you are safe and do not need to press dad’s alarm clock and the next players take their turn.
If you spin and the spinner arrow lands on the ‘slippers’ section this then means that you can jump 1 square ahead of the leading player, and if you spin and land on a “+” you get to choose an opponents card to have in your own collection.
The aim of the game is to get to the chocolate cake from the fridge without waking up dad; if you get there then you win & enjoy the cake!
We absolutely love this game and have had to play it every day after a “long day at school” for Jake. It does meet up to what we would have thought it would be like. I asked Jake which version he preferred, he could not choose just said ‘both’. He really liked the idea of being able to have a square to land on at the bottom of the bed, and if dad wakes and you’re stood on the bed then he ends up knocking you off and that player also had to go back to bed. He thought it was funny at first when it happened to me when he was pressing the alarm clock, so we both had to start again!
The only thing that I think the new game is missing is the place to store your cards and playing pieces when the game is finished. Where as the older game we was able to put all the pieces in a drawer under dads bed away safe after play, but this newer electronic version doesn’t have this it only has a slot in Dad’s headboard which will only fit cards, but that is for use whilst playing, as they fall out if put in their and then put into the box away.
Overall this game is hours of fun for quality family time together we have had many laughs so far, in just a few games. (May I add mainly at me having to go back to the start and Jake thinking it funny that I’m losing when I’m landing on his cards!) I can’t believe a 5 year old has beaten me more times that once!
Aimed at ages 5+ and is 2 to 4 players, it is an excellent family fun filled game and would also be great as a gift.
For stockists and to play games online visit www.drumondpark.com and is also available from Amazon for £22.85 with free delivery.
We really enjoyed the game and give it big thumbs up.
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