We were very lucky to be sent Spin Mania action game to review.
Spin Mania is a new game from Drumond Park. You can find their website here.
Megan in particular was very excited as the game is aimed at her age, (about 6+) and up.
The aim of the game is to 'spin up' three plates, one at a time and using a spin spike, transfer them, whilst they are spinning to the separate stands and stop the timer before the plates stop spinning! You can then record your time with the marker pegs and the next player then has their go. The winner is the player who takes the least time to transfer all three spinning plates.
An added twist is that the other players can put the stands for the spinning plates anywhere within an agreed area and they can be in a hard to get to place!
Sounds dead easy right?! That's what I thought too until I had a go at trying to transfer the spinning plates!
That alone takes time and patience to master, (unless you work in a circus!) Everything I picked up a plate with the spike it fell off!
But we cracked it, Megan did it before me, I was really impressed with her persistence.
Once we had mastered this, we had a game. It was good fun deciding on where to put the stands to try and make it difficult for each other and I have to say, Megan was far better than me at this game and easily beat me!
The game requires good concentration skills and steady hands and an ability to move quickly too!
The great thing about this game is that it can be played alone or with family and friends. It can even be turned into a group challenge for extra fun!
I think the age of 6+ is ideal as younger children wouldn't have the skill or concentration for it, but would probably have fun trying.
This game would make a good Christmas present as the whole family can join in and challenge each other whilst developing very important skills.
We were sent Spin Mania to review and all the opinions are our own.