Does your family enjoy playing games together? What about games that make you jump a little? If you answered yes to either of these, do I have the game for you. My 9 year old and I sat down last week and played a new game together from Spin Master called Boom Boom Balloon. This is what we looked like playing the game. Me first.
And here’s Aaron. You can see him in the corner of the picture.
Yes, we are scared and slightly terrified. But we had fun playing the game together. I am definitely getting this game out the next time we have a group of teens over to our house. I have a feeling this will make grown boys scream like little girls.
Here’s a description of Boom Boom Balloon:
Have a Blast with Boom Boom Balloon
In Boom Boom Balloon, nobody knows when the balloon will go BOOM! This simple and easy game is non-stop fun for two or more players ages 8 and up. Great for any family game night.
The Game Where You Never Know When the Balloon will… BOOM!
Each player takes a turn rolling the dice. For every number they roll, they must push the stick in the same number of clicks. Tension mounts as each player takes turns rolling the dice and continues to push in the sticks. Watch the balloon stretch, squish and change shape. Will the next click of the stick make the balloon blow? If the balloon explodes on your turn, you lose.
What’s in the Box?
Comes with 1 Balloon Frame, 12 Silly Faced Balloons, 1 Die, 10 Sticks, and 1 Instruction Guide
What We Liked About Boom Boom Balloon
This game definitely wins for originality, a surprise element and kids will love playing with their parents and grandparents. Why? Because seeing them scream with terror is just downright fun for any kid. (Psst. the kids scream too!) The game reminds me of Jenga in a way. No matter if it’s your turn or not, you sit there nervously just waiting for the blocks to fall or the balloon to pop. I thought the way they developed the sticks to twist was very clever.
The game comes with 12 balloons that, as you can see in the pictures, have a fantastic face on them. As far as I know, you can’t order refill balloons for the game, but after those are gone any balloon will do. You could almost turn this game into an experiment of sorts with the kids to see which brands/types of balloons last longer in the game.
Here are a few places you can order the game online, as well as some more pictures of Aaron and me testing it out.
Amazon – currently $19.99
Walmart – currently $14.77
What do you think? Is this a game you’re brave enough to play with the kids? 🙂 Stay tuned. We have a couple more games from Spin Master to tell you about. They’re less scary. I promise.