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Saturday, September 07, 2019

The Root Beer Float Challenge

Over the summer I received an email about a new game coming on the market from Playtacular called The Root Beer Float Challenge.

I was intrigued, but I admit I was also thinking our game closet really doesn't need another board game! I'm glad I decided to take a chance on this game (disclaimer: I received a complimentary game) because this isn't just any board game - it's not a "board" game at all. This is a get-out-of-your-seat and complete challenges game. I like that this is an active game as it puts a new spin on a traditional family game.

The object of the game is to be the first person to collect all the pieces for your root beer float: ice cream, root beer, cherry, and straw. The pieces are cards with those images. You collect the pieces by succeeding in various challenges using the ice cream "ball", cherries, straws, and tin canister that everything stores neatly inside. and the challenges are either done solo, head-to-head (you pick someone to compete against) or cooperative (you pick someone to do the challenge with).

There are 120 challenge cards and much hilarity follows! Try placing the ice cream ball between your knees/thighs and walk so many steps to squat and drop the ball in the canister! I looked so funny waddling over to the canister trying not to drop the ball and everyone was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants!

We brought this game on our road trip this summer (easy and compact to travel with) and played at my mom's house; everyone had a great time and got a lot of laughs out of it. When we were home Lucas had a couple friends over and couldn't wait to show them and play a game.

This is a great family game geared towards ages 8+ and for 2-8 players. It would be great for a birthday party!

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...


I hope it is played at many birthday parties and other social gatherings across the land.

Ana Verma's post up above is spam - even though it is about many fields that people who read BIG BLUEBERRY EYES would be interested in for themselves or their families.

Root beer - I was thinking I myself might make/have one.

Would also love to see a kombucha game myself.

Good to know Kayla and Lucas enjoyed it so much - maybe with Grandma?!