Wednesday, 5 November 2014

John Adams Games for Christmas


Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!
Little pigs for decoration only
We are really looking forward to Christmas this year as it is our first time hosting it with such a big gang, and at our new house too (bring on the stress haha)! We will be living in a very convenient area, but with shops closed during the Christmas period, you really need to think of something to keep everyone going before the word "bored" comes out from someone's mouth! We already have Karaoke and video games lined up, and for those who are waiting for their turn to play/ sing, we will be having the more traditional board games as well. With younger kids who are less patient but still want a good laugh, John Adams has a fantastic range of games that will be perfect for them to play with!

We were sent the classic Doh Nutters, The Toy Industry Awards Game of the Year 2010 winner Pig Goes Pop! and their new Pig Out! games to review.


Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!


Doh Nutters (£14.99, suitable for aged 4+) is a 2 to 4 players game, which comes with 4 elephant masks, 12 plastic doughnuts in 4 different colours and a game board. To play, scatter all the doughnuts on the game board and each player have to use their trunks only to scoop their own coloured doughnuts onto their trunks. The first to get all 3 on their trunks wins.

It's a fast pace game guaranteed to bring lots of laughter (from us adults too)!


Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!

Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!

Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!

Pig Goes Pop! (£14.99, suitable for age 4+) is a 2 to 6 players game, and comes with Piggy Chef, 16 burgers in 4 colours and each marked with numbers 1 to 4, as well as a dice.

Players always start the game by having the Piggy Chef's coat and belt closed, arms clicked down into position and all the numbers on the burgers at the bottom. Players then roll the dice (just realised that it's not in the picture!) to determine what colour burger they need to pick up, and press the Piggy Chef's head the number of times marked at the bottom of that burger after putting the burger into the Piggy Chef's mouth. The Piggy Chef's tummy will start to grow, and eventually pop open! The player who made the Pig goes Pop lose the game.

Another very easy to learn and understand game for young children, and a good laugh too! Our Piggy Chef has scared me and made me jump a few times!


Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!

Doh Nutters, Pig Goes Pop!, Pig Out!



Pig Out! (rrp £19.99, suitable for 5 years+) is a 2 to 4 players game, and comes with 4 snouts with adjustable straps, Trough with oinking sound, 20 fruit and vegetable pieces (5 each), 2 dice and an instruction sheet.

To start, assemble the snouts, trough and dice (stickers time!). Each player will try to roll "Pig Out" so that they can get a chance to use their snout to pick up fruits and vegetables (it takes 1 fruit and 1 vegetable to win the game). While the player is trying to do this, the others continue to roll the dice, and the player with their snout in the Trough will have to stop when another player rolled "Pig Out".

Apart from rolling for "Pig Out", players can also roll for the chance to "swap" and "steal" pieces from the other players. And if they roll "oink", the player with their snout in the trough will have to make an oinking noise (by pressing into the Trough's base)!


That's a lot of Oinking fun! Out of the 3 games, I think the kids laughed the hardest with this game! It is more suitable for children above 5 years as the younger ones might not understand the rules well or have the patience to keep "snouting" for fruit and vegetable pieces (Clay just stole everything with his hands haha), but it was really funny when one of them have to make the oinking noise!

With all the comfort food and amazing company during Christmas, games with lots of fun and laughter is definitely a must! Are you going to join in the piggy fun with us?