I have recently been lucky enough to work with Drumond Park again and today I bring you a review and GIVEAWAY for Word Bandit. I knew my boys would love this even if the youngest just liked to pull the handle down on the word spinner.
The game comes with…
- word bandit machine
- playing board
- 2 playing pieces (you play as 2 teams)
- sand timer
The game is one of those that I love, you can get it straight out of the box and you are ready to play, there really is no setting up and it takes seconds to get into the game.
Playing the game: You need to get yourselves into 2 separate teams to play. As you go around the board the space you land on tells you which word game you are going to play, there are 4 that it can be. the 4 games are… Yellow: Things that start with. This space will have a category on it for example boys names, you must then use the 2 rows to come up with as many words in that category as you can.
Green: Initials of famous people. You need to find as many initials of famous people as you can and the letters do not need to be touching in the grid.
Purple: Winding words. The aim is to find as many words as you can using 4 rows, the letters must all touch and follow on from each other. You can go anyway around for example up-down, left-right etc.
Red: words containing two. Using one row on the word bandit machine you have to call out as many words as you can that contain any 2 letters you have spun, you can also use a letter twice in one word.
The word bandit machine has an orange hood and you move it back to uncover the number of rows you are playing with. Each round is timed so make sure you get looking for those words asap! You need to watch out though… there are 3 cheeky word bandits hidden on the spinning wheels, make sure he doesn’t come up or that means you have lost a letter to play with.
The game takes around 30-40 minutes to play which I feel is a great time for the younger ones before they start to loose interest.
This game is definitely too old for our youngest who is 4, the game is actually an 8+. Little Man who is now 7 absolutely loves it though and can very easily play the game and understand what to do. I love the fact it is an educational game as well as being really fun. It is something that young and old can enjoy together and because of the timed aspect it makes it very competitive.
If you like the sound of this game then why not enter my giveaway for one… Simply fill in the below and fingers crossed.