Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Family Games Night Fun with Boom Blast Stix & Five Night's at Freddy's

Sometimes it is really nice to just knock off the TV, turn on some music, put out a selection of yummy snacks and have a good old family games night. We definitely don't do this often enough so when I was sent Boom Blast Stix and Five Nights at Freddy's to review I figured it was the perfect opportunity to arrange one.

Five Night's at Freddy's

The kids were very excited at the thought of playing some new games and insisted we play Five Night's at Freddy's first. I have to admit my first reaction upon seeing the box was that it looked a bit scary, but this is exactly what drew the kids to it. The game brings one of the world's most popular scary video games to life in a 3D form.

To play the game players take it in turns to spin the spinner wheel to determine how many and what colour of pizza tokens they must steal from Freddy's tray as he snoozes. Whenever a player wakes and disturbs Freddy, he jumps up and screams at the player eliminating them from the game. Play continues until there's only one player left in the game.

His scream definitely makes you jump but it is a funny kind of fright if you know what I mean. The kids love the suspense and surprise of this game as did we, it is a great game to play as a family and would also make a fun party game for big kids too , especially for those who remember the original video game.

Boom Blast Stix

Boom Blast Stix is a fantastic family game and one that I can see us playing lots at weekends and over Christmas. In the almost rocket shaped box you will find 40 sensitive interlocking springs that when put together can explode at any time. The aim of the game is to stack as many pieces as you can on top of the lid before they go off. 

It is a bit like an exploding version of Jenga or Kerplunk and the suspense is awesome not to mention addictive. The game is so unpredictable, you will never have the same game twice. The kids love playing it when they get home from school and the laughter and excitement that is generated when they do is lovely to see. Boom Blast Stix is not just a kids game though as adults will enjoy playing it just as much as children, have to admit the thought has crossed my mind that this would make a perfect drinking game. 

Our Verdict

We have loved putting these two games to the test and our family games night was a perfect way to do so, we will be having a lot more of these in the future. Both of these games were a lot of fun to play as a family and a great combination together, Boom Blast Stix is full of suspense while Five Night's at Freddy's is sure to keep you on your toes. If you are looking for new games to play over Christmas I can highly recommend them, just beware that if you have little kids that scare easily it might be best to wait until they are a bit older to play Five Night's at Freddy's. 

Where to Buy

Boom Blast Stix has an RRP of £14.99 and Five Nights at Freddy's  has an RRP of £24.99 with both available to buy online from Character as well as the usual toy retailers and Amazon. 


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