Saturday, 1 September 2012

Spin Mania

Spin Mania, games for 6 to 10 years old, action game

My eldest brother's children are 10 and 6 years old respectively. The older they get, the harder it is to buy something for them. If I remember correctly, their last Christmas presents didn't go down very well! But when I brought Spin Mania action game to their house for them to review, I was really excited to know that they really enjoyed the game! Score auntie Moi!

Spin Mania, games for 6 to 10 years old, action game

Spin Mania comes with a spin base with timer, 3 spinning bases, 3 spinning plates, 1 plate handle, 4 scoring pegs and a manual. The aim of the game is to be the quickest person to have all 3 spinning plates spinning on the 3 spinning bases. According to the manual, the bases should be scattered around within an agreed area, for example, a room. When we tested the game out, we only used the table the spin base was on. But even that was tricky, as the kids haven't got the hang of it yet, and the plates kept flying everywhere! Once they do however, enlarging the area where the bases can be placed will certainly make the game more challenging.

To spin the plates, simply switch on the spin base, press a spin plate on the spin tip and wait until it's spinning in full speed. Use the plate handle and carefully lift the spinning plate off the spin tip, move it to a base and place the plate on it. To win, this needs to be done to all 3 plates while the timer is on. Once the last plate has been placed on the base, quickly turn off the timer, and place your scoring pegg on the hole the timer is pointing at. The one with the least time spent wins the game.

This might sound very easy, but the plates can easily fly off the handle or the base, and then you'll have to spend time doing it again. Check this video on YouTube (It seems like I can't upload another video on this post) Make sure you keep babies way out of reach from the spinning plates too!

Spin Mania, games for 6 to 10 years old, action game

The kids really loved the game even after they have mastered it. They got creative and placed the spinning plates on pencils! We've reviewed these about 3 weeks ago but I heard that the kids were still playing now *proud* The only problem I have was that it takes 2 C batteries to operate, which isn't the usual batteries kept at home. I didn't realise until we wanted to set up the game, and we had to go out and buy batteries. So if you are buying this, don't forget to grab some C batteries as well or you'll be facing with some disappointed little faces! With a rrp of £22.99 this might be one of the best game for 6 to 10 years old this Christmas!

The game is by Drumond Park and is released on 1st September. You can buy them from all good toy stores.

Disclosure: I was sent the above game to try and review; all opinions are honest and my own