We are old school here in the Twinderelmo household; whilst Charlie is now leaning towards online games we still love a good traditional family game to sit down together and play (for reference I’m legendary at snakes and ladders) so when we were sent two rather spooky games from Megableu just in time for the spookiest night of the year it’s fair to say we were thrilled. We were sent Creepy Hand and Ghost Hunt.
Creepy Hand comes with a pack of cards and the creepy hand itself – or as Charlie called it “The hand of doom” The players sit in a circle and press the button on the top of the hand. It then walks around and then points it’s finger at its victim and they have to choose either truth or dare from the cards. If the player fails to complete they have to do a forfeit or if they successfully do their truth or dare they get to keep the card. The first player to win 6 cards is crowned Creepy Hand champion.
The game is really easy to set up but doesn’t come with batteries so make sure you stock up. It’s a really simple concept and we will be taking it to Charlie’s friends Halloween party at the weekend as the kids will love it and it’s something they can all join in with and doesn’t have a set amount of players, but we found the more players the better.
We also were sent Ghost Hunt which was Charlie’s favourite. It took a bit more setting up and you need 4 AA batteries for “Billy” and another 3 AAA batteries for the gun so we had to send Daddy Twinderelmo to the shop to stock up.
The aim of the game is to hunt and shoot the most ghosts and bats. Billy Bones projects these laser images via his eye onto the walls and you take aim. To start the game you need to select the difficulty level which can be found on his foot. Then you need to sync the gun to ensure it keeps tally of your score (to do this you point the gun at his eye and pull the trigger) and then he will start spinning and the ghosts and bats will appear.
You need to do this in a dark room otherwise you won’t be able to see the bats and ghost laser lights. The room needs to be pretty empty so you don’t run into things in your bat zapping frenzy to win! After every 10 shots the gun needs reloading which Charlie kept forgetting to do and got very frustrated with the gun!
There are 3D glasses included with the game to wear during the game but we found the kept slipping off as they are only card but you can play without them just as well.
Charlie just loved Ghost Hunt. I wasn’t sure how well he would get on but his current highest score is 32 which he keeps desperately trying to beat. We all got a little competitive (especially my husband) but it was loads of fun and has some great sound effects. It’s made me think he is ready for a laser quest type day out as he quickly got to grips with it all. Whilst the games are perfect for Halloween, they are suitable for all year round just make sure you stock up on batteries!
Charlie has made a video to explain a little bit more;
We will be taking Creepy Hand to the party with us as I think all the kids will love it. It’s for age 5+ which fits his friends age ranges.
Both games are available to buy from many stores including Argos, Smyths, Toys R Us and Amazon.
Disclosure – we were sent Creepy Hand and Ghost Hunt in exchange for this honest review. All words, photos, video and opinions are my own