The UpsideDown Challenge Game

If you love playing family games, the UpsideDown Challenge Game is going to be right up your street. It’s fantastic fun and laughter for the whole family and will really challenge you all.

For the past 6 months or so, we’ve made more of an effort to pay family games; we used to play them a lot when the children were really little and then, w we stopped. I don’t know why really but having Friday nights as games night has been really lovely to get the whole family laughing together again.

As the name suggests, once you put on the special goggles in the box, everything flips upside-down and you’ll struggle to complete even the most basic of tasks. It’s really interesting to see how your brain processes the information too.

What do you have to do?

Take it in turns to wear the special goggles and try to be the first person to win the challenges and collect five chips to win!

When you set up, you take the two super-challenge cards and put them to one side for later. Shuffle all the remaining cards and lay them facedown on the table ready as a draw pile. Put all the remaining contents (timer, glasses, punchboard and chips) on the table. You will need to get a pencil, pen with lid, paper, three toilet rolls, a teaspoon, beakers and a bowl as additional items if you wish to be able to try all the challenges.

Depending on the age of the players (or just how good they are!) you can chose either to play the easy or difficult levels. We found the more we got used to the goggles, the more confident we were with the difficult challenges. There are a series of drawing cards or action cards (there is a separate booklet to tell you what each action card means) to pick from. Once you’re set up, get ready to have a lot of fun! There are 100 challenges included, but you can create additional challenge cards to make even more fun.

How it works

Simple but hugely effective; the goggles use prism inversion lenses to flip what you’re seeing. Then simply try all the challenges.

We’ve had so much fun trying it out. The only thing I would say is that it’s 7+ for a reason! Although my 6-and-a-half-year-old plays, we don’t use the timer for him because it’s actually really confusing for little brains. He really enjoys trying all the challenges but if we made him use the timer, he wouldn’t be able to complete many of the challenges at all.

We can’t wait to get my parents playing this over Christmas too. Great fun for the whole family.

 

 

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