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Drumond Park Spin Mania

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PRODUCT: Drumond Park Spin Mania (www.drumondpark.com )Drumond Park Spin Mania

DESCRIPTION: A 2+ player game to test speed and agility by completing spinning plate time trial challenges in the fastest time. Includes 1 x motorised spin base with timer, 3 x spinning plates, 3 x plate bases, 1 x plate handle, 4 x scoring pegs, and instructions. Requires 2 x 'C' batteries (not included). Suitable for children aged 6 years upwards.

ASSEMBLY: No assembly is required other than putting together the three plate stands by pushing the posts into the three-legged bases. Batteries also need to be inserted into the underside of the Spin Base prior to play - a Phillips screwdriver will be required for this.

GOOD POINTS: Spin Mania is a brand new product from Drumond Park, with a really novel game concept that makes for a fun, fast-moving and competitive action game that your child can play with friends and family.

As the name suggests, Spin Mania is all about spinning...specifically, spinning plates! These are, of course, not real plates, but three plastic frisbee-style discs which your child must 'spin up' and then transfer to special plate stands before the first plate stops spinning. Now this might sound easy, but not when you're competing against other players to complete it in the fastest time possible.

Spin Mania is designed for two or more players, although the game also lends itself to solo practise as well as team challenges.

The game includes a purple motorised spinning machine (aka spin base) which has a rotating tip onto which your child places the plates to get them spinning, as well as an integrated timer with large orange start button.

To play, each player turns on the spin base (via a switch on the underside) and, ensuring that the timer is set to the start position and the tip is spinning steadily, starts the timer and lowers their first plate onto the tip. Once the plate is spinning on the tip, the player must use their plate handle (or 'spin spike') to pick it up and transfer it to one of the positioned plate stands, following which they must then rush back and repeat the process with the second and third plates. 

Obviously players take part one at a time, and to make the game more challenging the other players secretly place the plate stands around the playing area (agreed in advance) prior to each turn, for example in a visible but slightly difficult-to-get-to location!

The plates must be spinning at all times during and after transfer - if they are dropped en route or they stop spinning, they must be 'spun up' again. Once the third plate is spinning on its stand, the player races back to the spin base to stop the timer. Coloured marker pegs are included for each player to handily record their time (via holes around the side of the timer).

The winner is the player who completes the challenge in the shortest time.

This is, in our opinion, a really fun and innovative game for children (and grown-ups) that is great for testing speed, balance, steadiness, and agility, with a good few laughs to be had along the way!

BAD POINTS: The game is quite expensive for what it is, and does not include batteries in the price.

PRICE: £22.99

 

Available from Amazonalt and Argos

 

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