Remember Twister, the game that tied you up in knots. I use to love playing that when I was younger and I still remember playing it with my cousins and high school boyfriend. Being short, non athletic (translated to klutzy) I was usually the first one out but it was more fun to watch the other’s grunt, groan and struggle with left had red, right foot blue, and you get the picture.
That was in the 70’s and now it’s 2013 so as they say, it’s come a long way baby.
Hasbro, the folks that make Twister sent me 2 new Twister products to review and knowing I haven’t gotten over my klutzy stage I decided to let JD give them a whirl.
Twister Rave Skip It
Skip It is a new take on an old game I did when I was little and despite my klutziness I was actually good at. This is a single player game that has a black ring that goes around your ankle with a longer flexible plastic/rubber type piece with a harder plastic tip with 4 multicolored lights (red, yellow, blue and green). The object is to move your foot in a way that twirls the ring around your ankle as you jump over the flexible and light up piece. The longer you jump the more the lights glow.
JD attempted this one and proved she’s just as uncoordinated as I am but for a 7 year old I didn’t expect too much more. Now when she’s 8 I expect to see her skipping rings around the competition.
Twister Rave Ringz
Ringz is a game for 1 or 2 players. Well, not actually a game as in competition but fun none the less. Rave is a set of 2 rings with a colored light on top. This light changes colors with each handclap, knee slap, finger snap or twirl of the hand or ring. The instructions with Rave Rings has a couple of routines included but you can go to PlayTwister.com to learn some more. Again, proving she’s as uncoordinated as I am JD decided it was easier to make up her own hand movements and seeing the lights change color is what the game is all about.
I received Twister Rave Skip It and Twister Rave Ringz to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own