Don't Laugh from Drumond Park - Review and Giveaway

22:28 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

Drumond Park are a regular feature in our family time now, especially when we spend time with the extended family and, as we're all board game fans, they are always popular. The latest game we have tried is a little different to usual as the main aim is, simply, to make your opponent laugh! Don't Laugh is an electronic board game and we had a lot of fun playing it.

Don't Laugh from Drumond Park

Don't Laugh is played using an electronic microphone, game board and 200 joke cards (which feature six jokes each). The microphone requires 3xAAA batteries (not included). The game is played by four players or teams and in turn each player takes a card from the space in the centre of the board and reads a joke. They then press a button on the microphone to start a timer and, depending on which square on the board you are on, have the option of pressing buttons on the microphone to make funny sounds - like silly phrases, laughing and farting. Every person who laughs scores a point for the joke teller and they then move their counter forwards one space for each person. 

Don't Laugh Game Board

We played Don't Laugh after a family barbecue in two teams of four and had so much fun. This might have been aided by Bud joining in. He's at that age where he loves silly jokes and word play so he thought every joke was hilarious and set everyone else off  laughing all the time! I'm not sure this is a game that you would get out on every occasion. It's one of those that you need to play when everyone is in a good mood and wants to laugh. I can imagine a bad day wouldn't be the best preparation! As we'd had a lovely day together this game fitted in really well. You don't need a big space to play this game, the board is quite small and, as long as you have a flat surface to play on, the microphone can be passed hand to hand so it would work well for parties. 

Playing Don't Laugh

All of the component parts for the game are the usual high Drumond Park quality, and the microphone adds an extra fun dimension to the game play. With 1200 jokes in total it's unlikely that you would run out of jokes to tell and, anyway, the fact that you've heard them before doesn't stop them being funny, especially when you have a four year old chuckling at the punchline.

Don't Laugh is aimed at players aged 8 and over. I think this is fair. Bud loved playing along with everyone but he needed help to understand the rules and I don't think he would be able to operate the microphone on his own. I can imagine this game would be incredibly popular with the tween age group and it would make a fab birthday present for the 8-12 age group. I think it would be extremely popular for birthday parties and sleepovers. 

Don't Laugh is available at Amazon and all usual stockists. For more information, and to hear some of the fun microphone noises check out the Don't Laugh page on the Drumond Park website. The RRP is £19:99.

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