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Toy Review: Silly Sausage – the funniest game this Christmas

The first time I saw a Silly Sausage was when one of my friends spotted one in a toy shop and Instragrammed it in a tongue in cheek style. It is a bit of an eyebrow raiser and I did scoff a little at first glance. Then I got to try one and that bright orange plastic sausage quickly became a bit of an obsession. 

Silly Sausage is the new super speedy reaction game from John Adams. The sausage is really easy to use, switch him on and wait for his instructions, but you will need to be fast. The aim of the game is to twist, shake, dip, stretch and poke him and to keep up with the sausage as he shouts out his commands.

Silly Sausage

Featuring ten fast paced reaction games, and three play modes – single, party and turbo, Silly Sausage is suitable for solo or competitive play. Silly Sausage made its debut at a family dinner for the small boy’s birthday over the weekend and everyone wanted a go. 

As you can see from our video, Silly Sausage is fun to play with solo…

 

The higher the level, the faster the sausage goes, so your reactions have to be super-fast in order for you to keep up with him.

There are three different games to play –

  • Chipolata – a speed and reaction game
  • Banger – a pass and play reactions game
  • Jumbo – Memory and reaction game

And there are three modes – single, multi play (party) and super fast play (turbo). I liked the “Chipolata” game, which suited me, a solo speed and reaction game.

I’d be naive if I didn’t acknowledge that a lot of people are a bit nudge-nudge-wink-wink about it, but it is completely innocent, and any Carry On style connotations go completely over the kid’s heads and it’s just the adults who sit quietly smirking.

There will be the minority of people who find the sausage too noisy for them, especially as the music speeds up, but bah-humbug to them. You can’t adjust the volume, which may be a problem for hearing impaired people, and I had to be careful not to cover the speaker with my hand or I’d miss the instruction. 

Silly Sausage will power down if he’s not been played with for a while. If you need to wake him up you just poke the button on his belly. He needs 2 AA batteries and they seem to last a good amount of time (we’ve played with him for days and he’s still going strong).

Silly Sausage

Silly Sausage costs around £19.99 and is available from all good toy shops and in online stores such as Amazon. The game is suitable for ages 7+ but my boy who has just turned six had no trouble at all with it, though smaller children with smaller hands might struggle a little.

I am not underplaying it when I say I really love Silly Sausage, I think it’s hilarious and I’ve always enjoyed playing fast reaction games. For my money, Silly Sausage is the best and funniest game this Christmas!

Disclosure: We received the Silly Sausage Game for the purposes of writing this review, all opinions and images are our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.

Win a Blaze And The Monster Machines: Rev Up & Roar DVD

Get ready to rev up your engines and blaze into action with these four wild episodes of BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES: REV UP AND ROAR – the number one DVD to fill your kids stocking this Christmas, available to buy on 7th November! Blaze is Axle City’s ultimate hero, and champion of the racetrack! From dinosaur rescues to monster mayhem to a Dragon Island Duel, Blaze is revved up and ready to go!

Blaze, AJ and Zeg race back onto the small screen for more dino-mite adventures in Blaze and the Monster Machines: Rev Up and Roar! Blaze and his pals make their third DVD appearance in this exhilarating collection of episodes featuring brand new dinosaur and monster-truck friends, and of course plenty of science and maths knowledge!

Blaze And The Monster Machines: Rev Up & Roar DVD

As Blaze knows everything about science, technology, engineering and maths he once again saves the day whilst he and AJ are playing with their friend Zeg. He accidentally gets blasted by a geyser into a faraway mud pit. It’s up to Blaze and AJ to save Zeg using an engineering design inspired by their new dinosaur truck friends to rescue him before he sinks into the mud. Blaze to the rescue!

Join the adventure this Christmas with this must have stocking filler for little boys and girls, when BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES: REV UP AND ROAR charges onto DVD on 7th November 2016 (runs for 87 minutes, certificate U). Please note, you’ll need a multi-region DVD player to watch this DVD.

The Blaze And The Monster Machines: Rev Up & Roar DVD is available from all good retailers, including Amazon from 7th November 2016.

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Win a Personalised Football Mug

As the nights draw in and we begin the slow descent towards the end of the year, people are starting to think about Christmas (yes, I said it, too soon?). If like me you have a football fan in the family, then what could be better than a unique football inspired personalised gift?Win a Personalised Football MugPersonalised Football Gifts are the UK’s largest personalised official football gifts website and they have an array of personalised gifts including mugs, prints and t-shirts available for personalisation. Choose from a huge range of teams including Manchester United, Arsenal and Bristol City!

Personalised Football Gifts are all officially fully licensed by the football clubs, and all orders they receive before 2pm are dispatched the same day.

Their personalised football mugs are printed in high quality gloss and are dishwasher safe. The mugs are available in several different designs and can be personalised by choosing the team and adding details, such as your surname on the back of a shirt, or adding other personal details, all of which make for a really special and unique gift for your resident football supporter!

Win a Personalised Football MugMake a head start on your Christmas shopping this year with Personalised Football Gifts!

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