Drumond Park Word Bandit Review and Giveaway

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.

Word Bandit Giveaway

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52 Comments

  1. Susan B 27th November 2018 / 21:07

    An appealing looking and sounding game and good to know that slightly older children would get more out of it. Thanks for the review.

  2. melanie stirling 27th November 2018 / 21:14

    I like the sound of this game especially as it doesn’t go on for hours.

  3. Kim Neville 27th November 2018 / 21:43

    This looks a fun game. My son has written it on his santa list 🙂

  4. Anthony Harrington 27th November 2018 / 23:23

    I would like playing this with my little Grandson

  5. Susan lloyd 27th November 2018 / 23:49

    My girls would love this game x

  6. Rachel Craig 27th November 2018 / 23:52

    Nice prize.

  7. Lisa Day 28th November 2018 / 03:52

    Word bandit sounds like great fun.A very good idea for a game.

  8. Jo m welsh 28th November 2018 / 06:31

    This looks a lovely game for the family

  9. emma walters 28th November 2018 / 06:55

    looks fab for my boys 🙂

  10. Ruth Harwood 28th November 2018 / 08:53

    This sounds perfect for family games night!!

  11. Lucy 28th November 2018 / 09:21

    This looks like a fun game for the family ! 🙂

  12. Rachel Frances 28th November 2018 / 09:26

    i like the sound of this game would love to have one

  13. libradragon2 28th November 2018 / 10:06

    Sounds like great fun for all the family

  14. Catherine S 28th November 2018 / 10:33

    Looks like a lovely educational and fun game for the whole family.

  15. Claire W 28th November 2018 / 10:50

    This looks like a great family game!

  16. Karen Von kriegsheim 28th November 2018 / 12:10

    My oldest son would love this game- great prize- fingers crossed!

  17. Karen Von kriegsheim 28th November 2018 / 12:12

    My oldest son would love this- great prize-fingers crossed!

  18. Jade Hewlett 28th November 2018 / 12:42

    Looks like a great game to play with the family

  19. Annabel Greaves 28th November 2018 / 14:48

    This is a great family game

  20. Angela treadway 28th November 2018 / 15:41

    looks fun and would love to play this with my family x

  21. Joo Dee 28th November 2018 / 16:24

    nieces little ones would love this

  22. Sally T 28th November 2018 / 18:41

    love to play new family games with the kids over Christmas

  23. adeinne Tonner 28th November 2018 / 20:40

    This looks like a great game for all the family to enjoy.

  24. Angie McDonald 28th November 2018 / 20:46

    This game sounds like fun. for all ages! it would be a great addition to our family Christmas board games

  25. Margaret Gallagher 28th November 2018 / 21:55

    Great fun for all the family – learning THROUGH fun and play

  26. Dean T 29th November 2018 / 00:48

    Looks like something the kiddos would like, they are big fans of Coppit and this looks similar

  27. lapsapchung 29th November 2018 / 07:13

    This looks like a game that is both fun and educational. I can just picture the grown ups playing after a few glasses of wine too!
    Jane Willis

  28. Christine Caple 29th November 2018 / 11:02

    Sounds like a great game for the family to play.

  29. Nick Hubbard 29th November 2018 / 14:21

    This looks a fun game to play with my sons

  30. CHRIS ANDREWS 29th November 2018 / 15:57

    we all love word games in our house

  31. K Comer 29th November 2018 / 15:59

    We love word games… this looks fun!

  32. Emma Morgan 29th November 2018 / 16:35

    My nephew & I would have hours of fun with this at Christmas.

  33. Kim Carberry 29th November 2018 / 19:25

    This looks like such a fun game for all of the family x

  34. m1ssingsleep 29th November 2018 / 23:11

    I enjoyed this game so entering for my friends kids x

  35. Keith Hunt 30th November 2018 / 17:06

    Looks good for a wet weekend in

  36. andrea upton 30th November 2018 / 20:31

    I think this sounds like a really fun game

  37. Victoria Prince 1st December 2018 / 12:52

    This sounds like a really good game 🙂 Drumond Park never disappoint!

  38. Solange 1st December 2018 / 19:09

    Sound like a great family game.

  39. Claire Woods 2nd December 2018 / 11:43

    Fun game.

  40. hannahlig 2nd December 2018 / 16:44

    This looks like fun

  41. Mark R 5th December 2018 / 08:29

    This would be good for whole family to play together

  42. Clare Hubbard 5th December 2018 / 12:23

    This looks fun to play with my son

  43. Rachael Sexey 8th December 2018 / 07:19

    This game looks great. We love to play board games as a family

  44. janine atkin 8th December 2018 / 08:54

    this would be gret to play over xmas

  45. Sandra Fortune 8th December 2018 / 09:17

    Sounds like a good educational game would be great to play with my grandson

  46. ray becker 8th December 2018 / 09:55

    Our grandson would love this

  47. Monika Bascombe 8th December 2018 / 12:42

    My kids would love it

  48. Gillian McClelland 8th December 2018 / 19:35

    This sounds like a great game to play with the family

  49. Aaron Milne 8th December 2018 / 22:03

    Great game – Hope to WIN

  50. Tee Simpson 8th December 2018 / 22:56

    I like the sound of the game. I think my kids would really enjoy playing.

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