Wednesday 4 May 2022

Giddy Up Board Game Review

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Games have got to be our favorite pastime in this house. Ideal offered us this Giddy Up game, and it looked so much fun that we most definitely had to give it a try. 

The Giddy up game is horse themed and all about fast reactions. 

I was super impressed when it arrived. The horse's head was a decent size and was really emotive and happy. Lily was so excited to play it and Henry just loved the look of it. 

We are all massive horse fans in this house so to have a game themed upon horses is just great. 

The game comes with a horse's head, attached with reins and an extendable pole. It also comes with game cards and instructions. 

The game has 3 modes to play, Training, Challenge, and Cross Country. 

We tried the training first to get used to playing. Lily found sitting on the pole easy enough and as it was quite light she could move around on it really easily. 

The horse is interactive and you have to do certain things and move the horse in certain ways to complete an action. So for example, you can pat the horse's head, feed the horse by putting your hand into its mouth, and you can also move to trot and jump. 

In the challenge game, you will have to follow a set of commands to win the game. Lily found this great fun, but also challenging. You have to make sure you do the correct action otherwise you lose and have to start again. Also, it's a challenge to how fast you can do it which adds loads of excitement to the game. 

In Cross Country mode, there are little cards that you can use to set out a track. These cards all have instructions on them, such as pat me, jump and even more complicated ones such as do a 360. This then becomes a challenge of how fast you can complete your own track. Lily loved that she could be creative with this part and choose what pattern of commands she wanted. 

The little cards that come with the game are stored in the horse's head. This is really handy because otherwise, they would have ended up lost for sure. The cards slot in and out the head easily and it's something your child should be able to do themselves. 

Lily loved that this game you play all by yourself, and you don't have to wait for a friend to play with you. But she also enjoyed taking turns with her sisters and having a good giggle at the actions that had to be done. 

It is such a good game and it's also going to be great fun to play outdoors now that the weather is getting better. 

The game is £17.99 and can be bought from the Smyths Toy store Website

Do you think your children would find this game fun?

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  1. This is definitely a great gift for those with a garden. I love any toy that promotes outdoor play. Might get this for my niece who's birthday is in June. She'll love it

  2. This looks great and promotes independent play and imagination too. The weather has been improving recently so it's great to get the kids out

  3. This game looks really fun, I know my daughter would love it!! - Natalie Crossan

  4. this looks fantastic and i know my daughter would have hours of fun with this

  5. Lyndsey Cooksey9 May 2022 at 21:22

    This looks like a lot of fun! I like how the cards fit in the head for storage, keeps everything altogether!

  6. My granddaughter and her friends are sure to love this fun game

  7. This looks so much fun, I love that you can just play by yourself. It would be great fun when we go camping.

  8. My daughter loves horses and would be thrilled with this game

  9. my kids would love this,fun for the whole family

  10. My granddaughter would absolutely love this! Thanks!

  11. My granddaughter would love this

  12. wow this looks like so much fum, my kids would love it

  13. Selena Longworth4 June 2022 at 23:25

    My daughters would love this ❤️ perfect for the garden

  14. Any child would have fun playing with this, I had something similar when I was a lass and loved galloping around the park on it

  15. This looks awesome 👌

  16. Recommended for all
    The girls love it here