by Donny Yankellow
Have you ever grabbed a tennis racket or similar and just started hitting the ball up and down yo yourself? Did you keep count and see how many you could hit before the ball hits the ground? If so, Tiny Pong by Hasbro gaming is for you.
The concept is simple. You have a mini ping pong table that you hold in your hand with a handle. You also have a ping pong ball. There is a yellow spot you push down and set the ball into and press the trigger on the handle. The ball pops up and you start hitting the ball up and down as many times as possible.
You are suppose to hit the ball from side to side of the plastic net. However, my family has been hitting the ball on either side of the net, even if it doesn't go over the net. There is even a harder mode where you have to hit the ball to diagonal quadrants.
You can even remove the net to make the game easier. This is a good way to get used to the game.
As you play the table keeps count of your hits. When you are done a voice comes on and gives you your score, lets you know if you made a new high score, and more. This is where the only issue with the game comes in. There is no volume control for the voice and/or no off button. The only way to turn off the voice is to take out the batteries.
Overall, Tiny Pong is a ton of fun and You Can Never Have 2 Much Fun. Hasbro has a hit on their hands with this one.
Fun Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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by Donny Yankellow
Pictionary has been around for a long time and couldn't be a simpler game to play. You have a word and have to draw it for other player to guess. Basically, it is the drawing version of charades.
This summer Mattel introduced a new version of Pictionary called Pictionary Air. The game is the same. A player draws a word for the other players to guess. However, the way you draw has changed. Instead of drawing on paper or a board you are drawing in the air, literally! A drawing pen is provided that you draw with in the air. The drawing appears in a free app on your iOS or Android device!
In addition to the pen you get 112 double sided cards with numerous drawing items on each side of the cards and hours of playtime without repeating. Mattel has even included the battery for the pen. Nice touch.
Does it work? Sometimes. It works sporadically in playing and it makes it very hard to play. We tried in different indoor lighting situations, and it did not seem to make a difference. Sometimes it worked great, sometimes not at all. Sometimes it was jittery in working.
Not only that, you have to draw in reverse. The camera image is backwards so your brain has to draw backwards. There is no setting in the app to fix this either. This is a big problem. For example, if you draw numbers or letters they look backwards on the display.
As an art teacher, I was hoping to use it in my classroom, but it is just too frustrating to play for even me, as an adult.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend what had I had such high hopes for. Fun rating 2 out of 5 stars.
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by Donny Yankellow
Are you looking for a fun card game to play with your family that will have you laughing nonstop? If so, Mad Gab by Mattel is the game for you.
Mad Gab is so simple, but so much fun.
Basically, you have cards with 4 nonsense phrases written on them. Actually, they aren't nonsense phrases. They actually say something real when pronounced correctly. One player has a set amount of time to figure out as many of the nonsense phrases he/she can. That's where the fun comes in and we are all about fun at 2FunDads.
You, your family and friends will be in tears as everyone tries making sense out of the nonsense.
You can play for hours or minutes. It is up to you, and you only need 2 players.
To get an idea of how much fun it is check out this video from Good Mythical More on Youtube (the mouth pieces are not part of Mad Gab).
As I said, it is tons of laughs and tons of fun and You Can Never have 2 Much Fun!
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