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ABOUT: Twister originally by MB games is now made my Hasbro and has been around for quite a few years. I used to play this game as a child but it's a great fun games for adults as well. You can have 2-4 players playing at once although it's handy to have an extra person to spin the spinner. In the box is a large plastic mat with coloured circles, a spinner and instructions.
HOW TO PLAY: Each person stands at the end of the mat and one person spins the spinner. The spinner will tell you what hand or foot you need to place on what coloured spot. Continue spinning the spinner and making moves. The first person is the one to fall over or loose their balance.
PRICE/AVAILIBILITY: This can be purchased from most toy shops and from Amazon for around £13.20.
PLAYING THE GAME: This game is quite fun to play and is a good game to play at parties. The mat can be a little slippery if wearing socks so you may want to play the game bare foot. Using four players is more challenging than using two players. The mat is very durable and despite playing the game a few times the mat is still in good condition and the coloured spots are still intact. The mat can be wiped clean if it gets dirty.
OVERALL: This is a fun game to play but after a couple of games it may get a little boring
This is a game to me that brings back funny childhood memories. My son recently got this at a car boot sale for £2 and I was more then happy to show him how to play it.
MB I believe are these days called Hasbro games.
It's nice to have a game that doesn't consist of lots of pieces or play parts. This is simply a big plastic white play mat with 24 coloured circles on it, 6 red green blue and yellow circles. The second part in the box is the spinning board which shows pictures of left & right foot and left & right hand and one of each colour in each body parts section.
The aim of this game is to be the last player still standing. A referee is needed to spin the spinner and check for cheaters too. 2 or more players can play at a time and when the spinner is spun the referee calls out what they need to do so for example left foot on yellow or right hand on green. Each player has to follow the instructions without falling down as when they fall they are out of the game.
The more players there are the more difficult it is to reach circles with other people in the way.
A great party game for adults and kids and is easily wiped clean if dirty. This game can be purchased on Amazon from £9 -14.00
HOW DO YOU PLAY TWISTER?
Twister is a fun game that requires you to be active. You need a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 players, different ages can play but it is safer if you are all evenly matched in height and weight. You start off by spinning the pointer and that tells you where you need to put your hand or foot. The board is a big sheet of plastic with coloured circles printed on it, you put your hands and feet on the circles as the pointer tells you to. The fun starts when you have all had a go each because then you'll all start having to climb over each other. If you fall over you lose and the winner is the one who is still balancing on their hands and feet.
WHAT I THINK
I like to play Twister but not for very long because I think it gets boring quickly. My husband does not like it at all because he does not like all of the bending and stretching so I usually play with my daughters because I am petite so we are matched. Usually my daughters play on their own.
You need a big room to open the board out and to make sure noone bangs themselves on furniture if they fall over. Ours got the most use when it was dry outside and my daughters played it in the garden. It is easy to learn the rules so young children can play you just have to change things a bit so that they can choose a colour they can reach.
I like listening to my children laughing together when they are playing Twister and it is not a competitive game because they think it is very funny when either of them fall over and loses the game. They have hurt themselves a few times playing it but it has just been bumps and bruises and nothing serious.
The quality of the game is good and the board just has to be wiped to keep it clean. It is not ripped or stretched even though it has been used a lot. The pointer broke last time we used it and my husband says it is very fiddly to fix so he is going to try to get another one instead. We keep our Twister game in the box but it doesn't fill the box up so to save room you could put it in a drawer out of the box because it's only the board and the pointer with no small pieces.
Twister costs about £15 to buy but you very often see it on special offer with other games in stores like Toys R Us.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
A couple of years ago I decided that I was fed up of watching my two kids playing on consoles so I brought them a couple of board games for Christmas, one of the games I brought was Twister by MB games. I can't remember how much I paid at the time but I think it was part of a two board games for £20 offer being run by Argos at the time. It can currently be brought for £14.99 from Argos.
So what is in the box?
In the box there is a large plastic game mat that consists of 4 rows of 6 spots the spots are in coloured lines of Red, Blue, Yellow and Green. There is a board with a spinner on that can be spun to point at the places where you need to put your hands or feet. The spinner will need attaching to the board using the plastic lug provided, don't be a silly like us and lose it and have to improvise with a nail.
The box itself is quite sturdy and the game mat and spinner board can easily be stored back in the box after use.
How do I play it?
This is a really simple game, lay the plastic mat out on the carpet, gather a bunch of unwilling victims, I mean players, elect one to call out the instructions that the other players have to follow. So when the appointed spinner calls out 'right hand red' everyone has to place there hand on a red spot, then when another instruction such as 'left foot green' is called out players have to follow sit and place the foot where told. The game continues like this with everyone getting steadily more and more tangled till a players knee or elbow touches the mat and then they are out. The winner is the last one standing, or flexed in a funny position that no-one else can beat.
Do I recommend?
Definitely, it was great to get the kids up off the sofa and moving about during the lazy Christmas holidays. The game is suitable for everyone as long as they are flexible, know their right from there left, the colours Red, Yellow, Green and Blue and don't mind getting up close and personal with each other as the instructions can leave you with your face in some ones butt or bent rather strangely under someone else.
This is great family fun game; it is suitable for everyone and can even get the youngsters to learn their colours and their left from their right. For those of you who choose to play after having a drink you will be happy to know that the mat is water proof and fully wipe-able but I do advise caution as it can get quite slippy with socks on.
Totally recommended, I will be dragging this from under the bed over Christmas for some fun family times. I give it 4 out of 5 stars as I think it is expensive for what you get in the box.
Thank you for reading xx
Twister by Hasbro.
Hasbro games have been around for many years and have a good reputation for great quality games at reasonable prices and twister is no exception. It is a great game that all the family can enjoy and is a great quality product. It is hardy and robust and lasts for years, this one I have right now is around ten years old.
This is another traditional game that I had as a kid and then purchased for my two boys, and I'm pleased I did. It is designed for two or more players but I would say a maximum of four players unless the players are small. The more players there are the more difficult the game becomes. It also says it's recommended for people six years and over but my two and half year old son plays it with help and he enjoys it immensely.
Twister is one of those game that no matter how old you are, you want to at least try and join in, well at least until joints refuse to allow you too. It's a great game for kids and adults alike. When I was still studying this became our drinking game and you can all imagine how it turned out ...lol. However now I am a sensible mum who plays this with her kids....it's true...honest!!!
Well the game consists of a large white plastic mat which is around six foot by six foot and has printed on it twenty four coloured dots, six of each blue, red, yellow and green. There is also a hard cardboard spinner which is spun by hand and each corner has a left or right hand or left or right foot option and also the four coloured dots. When the spinner is spun the player whose turn it is has to comply with the instructions, without toppling over which is more difficult than it sounds, even sober, and believe me!
For example: Left foot red or right hand green.
Each player takes a turn in order, and you can soon end up a real pickle. Usually collapsing in a heap or being force to have your head under a rather unpleasant arm pit, or worse...yuck!!
This is a great game, but also good for exercise and increases flexibility, balance and stamina, so it has benefits too. For the younger players it also encourages colour recognition, and teaches left and right too, it's an all-rounder game.
The game does require space in order to play because the mat is quite large and you obviously want room to move too, but if you have the space I highly recommend buying it because the fun and laughs this game has given my family are immense and the cost was relatively small. I purchased mine some years ago and can't recall the price but I have just ordered a new one from Amazon at a price of £12.35 with free delivery. The reason for the repurchase is because the dots have worn down and they all have white spots in the centre where the colour has worn away. The spinning board is also looking worse for wear and tatty around the edges so I thought it needed refreshing.
This will come out again this Christmas and will no doubt be a huge success just as its predecessor has for years. The game comes in a very hardy cardboard box which has lasted the years we have owned it, and although tatty still keeps the game neat and tidy in the cupboard.
My kids absolutely love this game as does my friends when they visit. We play board games quite often but more so at Christmas when we play with visiting family and friends. It is huge fun that is guaranteed to bring a family together with laughter and fun. The game requires no batteries which at Christmas are like gold dust in my house so this is an added bonus in my book.
If you don't know what twister is then I will explain, Basically you have a large square plastic sheet with rows of 4 different colours, Green. Blue. Red and Yellow. You then have a spinner which has the options, left hand, right hand, left foot, right foot. Where ever the spinner lands, that person has to follow the instruction. The spinner also has the colours on so it will tell you for example "left hand green" so that person has to follow the instruction. You need 2 or more players to play but I believe the game works best with around 4 people and a fifth person spinning the board and telling people what to do. You can now imagine that this game involves people bending and twisting over each other to reach the certain colour they need and trying to place that body part on that section! If you fall over you are out, the last person standing is the winner.
The price of this game is around £13 which is rather expensive. All you recieve is the box, a plastic mat and a spinner board. you don't recieve a lot for your money. I still like the game though and this is why it is worth paying for it because the hours of fun you have is well worth the money you pay.
This game is designed for young children. I dont think it is just for young kids though as at most parties I have been too the game comes out. Its the perfect party game after a few drinks as people find it hialrious and fall over each other. The game is for all ages. The older generation may struggle to get into positions younger people can. My dad nearly put his back out playing this game so you must be careful. It is a safe game if played in a safe way. On the box it says it is for ages 5-8 which I think is really wrong.
It is such a simple game, but it does bring out the fun in people. It helps you become more flexible and may help your balance! All ages can enjoy this game, its such a classic. Twister is the perfect party game and gets the laughs going. It is also a great ice breaker. Twister gets people laughing. I would recommend you get this game for your cupboards because on a rainy day it can really help.
I am going to give twister a 4 star review. I really love the idea of the game and also I love playing the game. The main thing that lets twister down is the price £14 for a plastic mat is a lot and I think this game should be made for a cheaper price. The mat isnt very thick either which means eventually it will probably break. I would however recommend you get it, the price is irrevelant if you love the game. Thanks for reading my review on twister! It can be great fun :)
Josh - Jlaker1992
I'm sure every man and his dog must know all about this game by now. We've had this game in our household for years, as I'm sure many of you have too. However I decided to put my personal views forward on how I feel about this particular game.
Twister is a game of simplicity in itself it is made up of just 2 items, a plastic sheet and a spinner. The plastic sheet is quite a fair size as this is the gaming mat on which any number between 1 and 4 players will be displaying themselves. The plastic sheet has four rows of coloured circles printed onto it, red, green, yellow and blue. These coloured circles coincide with the spinner which is made up of a piece of coloured hardboard and a plastic spinner, the four colours on the spinner board match those of the plastic sheet only the spinner board also shows either a left or right hand and foot along with the colour, this is for the person on the spinner to take note in order to tell the person who's go it is what part of their body has to move and to which colour.
Great for all age groups
The game can be great fun to play with any age group, either indoors or out. I remember we used to play this game all the time, its fun when you've had a drink or two and some positions we got ourselves into have been hilarious at times. We found ourselves getting terribly twisted up and almost every time collapsing on the floor crying with laughing so much. Children also enjoy this game, as it is so easy to play, not only that but it's keeping the body bendy and flexible whilst you play and at the same time helping children to recognise left from right. We haven't played the game in a while if I'm honest, but it does still remain in good condition. Occasionally the nephews and nieces will drag it out to play when they visit and on a nice day we can all sit outside while we play.
Durability and cost
This game has lasted forever so as regards durability I'd say it's excellent. I don't remember how much it cost back in the day but nowadays you can pick this game up for around £10 to £15. I know Amazon sell it at the moment and lots of high street toy shops.
Over all a great game for all ages, I can't see anything to pick fault about for this perfectly simple game.
Thank you for reading my review which may also appear on other sites.
Twister is a great game that involves everyone getting close and cosy and trying their best to contort their bodies into positions that they just cannot get into! I've had Twister for around 5 years, I was bought it as a joke birthday present a number of years ago. I played it as a child but never actually owned the board game myself. Believe me when I say that it was far easier as a child to play! As an adult the game lasted a lot less time than when I used to play as a kid. I used to be able to hold the silly positions for hours!
==Price and availability==
The game costs £9.99 and is available from supermarkets with a toy department and toy stores.
The box is quite large really and holds the mat folded up and the spinner. The mat is made from plastic sheeting; it is white and has rows of coloured dots. These are blue, green, yellow and green. The circles are around the size of an outstretched hand.
The spinner board is made from cardboard with a temperamental black plastic spinner that you need to pop on the board. It is pretty useless and often does not spin properly ruining the atmosphere of the game. When it is your turn you have to spin the black spinner and it will land on a colour and a body part. For example, right foot green or left hand yellow. The idea of the game is that you need to twist your body on the board to make sure you do what the spinner tells you to. Obviously the more people on the mat and the further on in the game it is, it becomes a lot more difficult. You end up in some bizarre positions, the funniest I recall is seeing my dad attempt the 'crab' and trying to hold the positions. The winner is the last one standing!
This game can be over in seconds depending on who you play with. I have a friend who will only play until all her hands and feet are on the board and then she collapses; spoil sport! It is a fun game for adults and children like, however it does wear a bit thin after a while. It can get quite repetitive and there is not much variety to the game.
I've played this drunk with a bunch of friends, this is quite entertaining as not only do you have cope with bending into funny positions, you have to cope with the drunken sways and spinning head!
It is probably more suited to children though, you can fit more little people on a board and they can last a lot longer!
The mat is thick and durable, although a couple of the popular circles have rubbed off a little bit. You can still tell what colour they are though.
The spinner and cardboard is poor quality and the spinner is hard to move and always sticks. It is a pain and really lets the game down. The cardboard is a bit lumpy so the spinner does not spin fluidly.
A fun game at first, a bit tedious after a while and the spinner is very frustrating!
Twister is one of those games that you should really play with friends or people you know as with strangers its a bit awkward to say the least. You should probably make sure that you've had a shower before you play this game too as you get very close to the others players and Really don't want any nasty whiffs getting in the way.
Twister is an absolutely hysterical game though and one that will literally have you falling over with laughter. You are the playing pieces and is a game of physical skill.
It is played on a giant plastic game board/mat which you lay on the floor. The mat has four rows of large colored circles on it with a different color in each row: red, yellow, blue and green. One person is designated as caller of the game and has a spinner on a board which has all the colours and also hands or feet. They will spin this and then tell each player in turn where to place their hand or foot. As the colours are not right next to each other you may end up with one foot each side of the mat and your hands behind you with your body contourted in some ridiculous way to try and keep your balance with another person practically lying on top of you to make their moves as well! You cannot put your hand or foot on a square that has already been taken by somebody else so that makes it even more challenging.
A person is out when they fall or when their elbow or knee touches the mat.
According to an article I read, Twister was submitted for patent by Charles F. Foley and Neil Rabens in 1966, and became a success when Eva Gaborplayed it with Johnny Carson on television's Tonight Show on May 3, 1966. However, in its success, Twister was also controversial. The company that produced the game, Milton Bradley, was accused by its competitors of selling "sex in a box". I see what they mean, it is a very touchy feely game but if you play it with little kids it's just funny and with adults it's fun if you're with friends.
It is produced by Hasbro Games and is available in all good toy stores.
My boys are now at the ages of 7 and 8 and as far as games go they are very electronically swayed (wii,DS) as board games just don't appeal as much to them. Despite this, I still insist on buying them 'proper' games at Christmas and for birthdays and one addition last Christmas was the old classic Twister..
*~*Price, packaging & availability*~*
Twister comes housed in a reasonably sturdy cardboard box which is predominantly white with a smattering of bright colours. The logo stands out immediately in a bold and bright red font, whilst the cartoon sketch on the lid of the box is also enticing showing cartoon children smiling whilst playing the game.
I purchased this last December costing £9.99, which for a branded game (it's made by MB Games) I found to be quite reasonable.
As this is a popular and classic board game it can be found at most toy stores and as I purchased this from Asda most large supermarkets that stock toys will probably have this, plus it can always be found online from a plethora of sites.
*~*What's included in the box?*~*
To access the game the lid lifts off completely and inside the box are just two items; the twister mat and the spinner. The mat is made from a wipeable plastic material and is reminiscent of a colourful plastic tablecloth. The spinner is in the form of a large squared piece of cardboard and is split into four sections; blue is for the left foot, green the left hand, orange the right hand and purple is for the right foot. The actual spinner is a large plastic needle which is attached in the centre and once flicked spins quite easily.
*~*The aim of the game?*~*
Well I think most people will know how to play Twister, but for those that don't and may have been living under a rock for the majority of their lives the rules are relatively simple:
For more than 2 players a 'referee' is chosen who spins the spinner and calls out the instructions to each player (i.e player one red, left hand). That player has to 'twist' into position to put whichever limb on their designated coloured dot and not fall over whilst doing so making it a last person standing wins game.
2 players can be played in the same way with each other calling out instructions to their opponent.
*~*Our thoughts on Twister*~*
This review is aimed at our our thoughts on the game and our experience of using it, so what do we think one year on of owning it?
Though growing up I had several games myself Twister was one I never owned as I never really yearned for it though I had played it at friends houses. I decided to get this for my boys and basically the whole family to play as I thought I could steer them away from Mario on the wii for a while and play some 'wholesome' games once in a while.
I have to say that my first thoughts on playing Twister were how difficult it was to stay upright, and that unfortunately has nothing to do with any skill involved but more of the flimsiness of the mat.
The mat is extremely slippy and despite being placed on a variety of different floorings from thick piled carpet to rugs on wooden flooring, the mat slipped about constantly and made playing the game really quite difficult.
I found the thinness of the plastic material very disappointing also, as after just a few games it began to tear in places and had to be patched up which isn't very good good for the amount of times it was actually used.
The game itself is as fun as it ever was and my boys do love playing this so at least it keeps them away from the gaming consoles for a while, and though the quality is disappointing the game is undeniably addictive and perfect for parties.
A simplistic game with no set up and no batteries required for once that never fails to entertain no matter what age. The actual game play can't be faulted and can entertain for hours on end, but the build quality of the product is disappointing it has to be said.
Each game lasts on average 10 minutes and the recommended ages are 6 years plus, starting at 2 or more players though from personal experience 4 players or more is far more fun!
When having social get togethers at my home over the years we used to get a game out we could have a laugh with. This game would always have us fits of giggles, sadly I can no longer play this game due to the titanium stitches around my knees. However fun whilst it lasted!
'The classic game of silliness and balance'
This is a game that not everyone can play unless you want to be the one who does the dictation. In this game you get a large plastic mat which have coloured circles on. In total there are 24 colours six of each colour green, red, blue and yellow. Which makes four rows of six colours on a white background.
Now this game is for two or more players and in order to know what move you need to make, you have a mini twister board with separate sections. Left hand, left foot, right hand and right foot which also has a colour circle of each colour to match the mat. You spin the counter on the mini board and where ever it lands be it right foot red, left hand green is where you need to place that body part.
The manufacturer recommended age is 6 to 16 years but even we adults can have plenty of fun with this game. What we used to do is a pick a colour and if you had that colour you would drink a shot of vodka or tequila. Things could get extremely funny when there was a group of us, getting merry and trying to manoeuvre in ridiculous positions.
You do need to be fairly flexible when it comes to playing this game, someone with mobility problems sadly wouldn't be able to play or if you tried it would be rather difficult as you're leaning over, bending, stretched out or kneeling. Hence the reasons why I cannot play this game anymore, so I guess this shall be going into the charity bag!
Now I've had this game for around 10 years now and the spinner has taken a beating over the years and I've had to place a split pin in the middle to secure it. I'm guessing that today models will be made more durable. The plastic mat also has a few stretch marks but being 10 years old it has lasted well over the years.
As this states the game is for two or more players, but to make this game interesting you really need a minimum of three people in order to get this game on the move. For the recommended age 16 really isn't the cut off age, in my late teens and early twenties I and my friends have had a great time. But personally for some 6 year olds this game would be rather tricky and would depend on the child whether this game would be suited.
Price and Availability:
This can be found in major supermarkets and online toy retailers, prices start from around £8.99. You can also get different versions of this game, finger twister, extra large twister and blow up twister.
This is quite a fun game and a great ice-breaker for social events; it is restricted to who can actually play due the nature of the game. However for the more mobile folk it sure can be a hilarious event. MB and Hasbro both retail this game.
Four out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Everyone must have heard of twister, the game twister not the slightly swirling thing that tends to wreak havoc where ever it goes.
But for those that have never heard of the game twister, firstly, where have you been? This game has been out since the mid 1960's, growing in popularity since then, getting bigger and bigger until probably 9 out of 10 have played it, or even own one.
The game itself consists of nothing more that a 'plastic' mat with 24 colours on it, 6 red, 6 blue, 6 yellow and 6 green, creating four rows of six.
Apart from the mat there is a spinning device, which is a board with an arrow on it that spins and lands in one of four 'limb' sections, those section being either left hand, right hand, left leg or right leg. Each 'limb' section has four coloured spots in it, one red, one blue, one yellow and one green.
And that's it for the pieces, just the mat and the spinning board.
So what about the playing pieces? I hear you ask.
Well, you are the playing piece, you and your body, the more flexible the better, and if you're blessed with above average length limbs then you may even have a bigger advantage.
* How do you play the game..?
Playing the game is so simple, you start with at least three people, one person to spin the arrow on the board, the others to play the actual game itself.
The person that spins the arrow then 'shouts' out to the players what the arrowhead lands on, for example, if the arrow lands on a red dot in the right foot quarter then the person shouts out 'right foot red'. so then the player whose turn it is has to try and place their right foot on a red circle on the playing mat, (following my example of course, but the chosen player may have to move a hand or a foot on any of the four colours).
The game continues in that way, a spin of the arrow, an announcement of where it lands and a player moving that particular 'limb' onto that particular colour, hopefully managing to remain upright, although when I say upright I may be using the wrong word there.
* How do you win the game then..?
Technically the winner of the game is the player that is left standing when all others have fallen over.
Sounds simple, and it is really, as when a player may have to over stretch a 'limb' to get it on a chosen coloured spot then accidents will happen and loss of balance is just round the corner.
Before you think about cheating there are a few 'unspoken' rules, such as you can't tickle any of the other players when their armpits are inches from your face, even if they smell like a triple marathon runner jus before their shower. Nor can you 'accidentally' knock into any of the players in the hope of knocking them over, (unless you can do it slyly without being noticed of course).
* My thoughts...
This is one of those games that anyone can play, with-in reason anyway, I mean I wouldn't ask my great grand mother to have a go as I don't think she'd be able to stretch that far, not at her age anyway, although I recon she'll have a good go at it, bless her.
When ever my family and I have dragged this out of the cupboard we have had hours of fun, although a few bad backs, twisted fingers, sore butt cheeks, bruised knees and more have also happened, but playing the game is defiantly well worth the few scrapes considering the laughs we've had over the years.
And then there's playing it when the kids aren't around, setting it up during a small gathering of a few friends, and a few drinks from the top shelf of course, creating even more laughs as we fall about all over the place trying to put a left foot over someone's right shoulder whilst my wife's left cheek is pressing against my right hand. At the same time trying not to flinch as my mate Mat's vinegar smelling foot is right under my nose and his wifes long hair is dangling onto my eyeball... it's times like that that make me thankful that I really know my friends and the kids can't see the sate of us all.
Anyway, back to the game itself, it one of those games that takes a second to set up, taking as long as it would to throw the mat on the floor and spin the arrow on the board. It is an all round fun game for both children and adults, although as I said do be careful as you may really have to bend your body in some seriously misjudged positions, believe me I've done a few of them and my bodies never been the same since. In fact, I recall the time a friend of mine actually twisted her back that badly that she had to take a few weeks off work, but we did laugh at the time, (although I don't think she found it that funny the next morning when the 'top shelf' liquid wore off).
I do feel that I have to mention once again about the danger when playing this game, especially if you've had one or two, if played under adult supervision backs can be twisted, muscles can be pulled and spinal columns can be seriously misaligned.
Then there's the less, shall we say dangerous side of the game, more the 'offensive' side, meaning that if players have whiffy pits or have really sweaty feet then odours may offend those who end up underneath the pile of stretching bodies. So make sure everyone have put on deodorant and washed their feet.
As for the cost of this easy to play game for the bendy person, well, for hours of partying fun and even more hours of family binding, (sometimes litterally), this game can be picked up for around £15.00, although I have seen several games of this type in places like charity shops for a couple of quid, but as long as the mats in good nick and the spinning board can be read then the game can be played.
There is a version made by MB games, which I have, and a version made by Hasbro games, but they are essentially the same and cost around the same price so pick which ever one you want really, you'll have just as much fun with either.
As a child we always had a family Christmas present which was always a board game and it is with fond memories that I think of Twister oh what fun that game was I can almost hear the laughter as one of my Brothers let rip and my sister's squeal of disgust!
So whilst thinking of ideas for the eldest's birthday I spotted Twister and though what a great idea that would be eagerly purchased by Aunty Jess another one who has fond childhood memories of the game isn't retro great!!
What is it?
Well for those of you who are unaware Twister is a game of physical skill where you have a large plastic mat which has four rows of different coloured circles, Blue, Red, Yellow and Green , you also have a spinner which is divided into four sections Left Foot, Right Foot, Left Hand, Right Hand.
The idea of the game is to move according to the spinner and without putting your knee or elbow down or of course falling down and naturally to make it harder if only two players cannot share the same circle!
Cost and Stockists
Twister should be available from all good toy shops and will cost £13.00 to £14.00 depending on where you buy it from my Sister-in-law get it from Toys-R-US at £13.47.
Suitability/ age range
According to the box this game is suitable from 6 years up and although my 4 year old likes to play she hasn't got the ability to stretch as is required so from 5/6 is probably the age and of course this is suitable for all in fact the "grown ups " were much more competitive! I really like that my friends children aged 13&15 are also equally happy to play Twister a real family friendly game.
This really is a brilliant classic game and something my daughter has played with at least 15 times in the week and a half she has had it and is always desperate to play I think this having been around since the last sixties could easily be something my Great, great Grandchildren are playing in years to come and best of all it requires no electricity or batteries so what are you waiting for get yours today ready for some twisted chrimbo fun!
Twister was first invented in 1966 by two Americans called Charles F. Foley and Neil Rabens. Twister is now produced by Hasbro games, and has since sold millions of copies. The game Twister has also been mentioned in the Guiness World Book of Records where a game was once played with 2453 square feet of mats.
Twister is a very simple game to play. Inside the box along with with the mat which has red, yellow, blue and green dots, is a spinner. There are four different parts to the spinner; left hand, right hand, left leg and right leg. In the game you usually nominate somebody to spin the spinner while everybody else plays. All the competitors then have to follow what the spinner says; for example if it says left hand green, you would have to put your left hand on the green spot. It can be at times near impossible to keep your bottom from reaching the ground which would make you out. The last person still stretching is the winner. At no point can you move either your hands or legs from their current position to help you, or let any other part of your body to touch the ground.
This game usually is a lot of fun but can involve quite a lot of bending down! Personally, I usually play this game with cousins who are quite a bit younger than me and they sometimes find it harder to stretch their smaller legs and arms. However, all round it is considered to be quite fun as everybody gets in a tangle! While I feel that this game is extremely enjoyable I feel that it is more of a novelty and could get boring if played too often.
The only disadvantage in my opinion of this game is that the spinner isn't very durable. The spinning part of it often becomes detached and falls apart which is quite annoying especially when playing with younger kids. This is especially a nuisance when you are stuck in a difficult position and have to wait for it to be fixed to be relieved!
All in all I would say that twister is an extremely fun game to play but is more suited for younger kids. Up to four players may play at a time although people with back problems aren't recommended to play for obvious reasons. This is a game that can be taken out from time to time, and will never cease to get you in a Twist!
This game can be bought for £17.10 from Amazon but can also be purchased from most good retailers.
Twister is a board game with a big difference. The board is massive and you lay it out on the floor like plastic sheet. It has lots of circles drawn on the board which are coloured in four different colours. You also get a spinner with the game which is an arrow with a pin through the centre and you spin it round and it stops pointing to one of the four colours. The board is split into quarters, each quarter represents a part of your body, so you have left foot, right foot, left hand and right hand. Each quarter is split into the four colours and depending on where the spinner stops you have to place that part of your body on to a circle representing that colour.
The game is quite fun to play when you are younger (or slightly drunk). You can play with as many people as you like but if you have any more than four players playing the mat gets a bit crowded. You have to be quite flexible to be able to play this game as you can find yourself having to stretch and bend your body in all sorts of shapes to be able to reach a circle of the correct colour without falling over seeing as there will be other people playing on the board at the same time so you might end up in a right tangle. But then this is the fun of the game.
My grandchildren love playing this game at parties. We usually have two players playing at a time to make it less likely that they will fall on top of each other and hurt themselves. It is good if you have some nice music going at the same time to give it a bit more of a party game feel.
One thing you do have to remember if you are asked to play this game is to make sure you are wearing something appropriate for bending over and contorting your body into strange shapes or it could get quiet embarrassing.
You can buy the Twister game for £11.50 at the moment on Amazon with free delivery. If you have a birthday party coming up and you have kids coming then this is definitely a game to think of to have to play. You could make up some prizes for the winner out of a pair, or do it as a competition and have knockout rounds if you have lots who want to play.
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