Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Boom Blast Stix - What A Fun Game!


We've been playing a new game at our house and I can tell you one thing, it has been keeping us on the edge of our seats. The first time the stix ever went boom I screamed so loud my neighbour told me she heard me!

I love the fun and simplicity of Boom Blast Stix. My son described it as a modern take on Buckeroo and I suppose it is, a little! The game play is simple and as such any age can probably play, although the manufacturers recommend it for upwards of 6 years.

You receive the large tub. 32 springs and an instruction booklet and that's it. All you have to do is take turns to lock the spring and then add it to the pile. The red lid of the storage tub is used as the base to stack on and you can either use this alone so the game is closer to the table or floor and is slightly less explosive or you can use the red lid on top of the storage tub and then when the stix go boom they literally go everywhere. We were playing in our dining room and I had to get the kids to crawl round and collect up all the springs.


The springs are pretty easy to lock together and my kids had no problem doing it, I suspect it is this aspect that means there is a 6+ years recommendation on the game. It felt as if different springs had different tensions, so you could never know when they were going to pop open and explode the pile everywhere.

You have to have strong nerves with this game, as it is a waiting game of suspense. You can't be of a nervous disposition to play this game as it is startling when it goes boom! Watch this short clip to see Miss E building up the stix and waiting for the inevitable boom!



I'm really looking forward to taking this game into school in the coming weeks as I know the boy that I coach will love playing this with me. It only takes around 5 minutes to play and it is high intensity with lots of laughter resulting, so it will be just perfect as a session starter when he is having a low day.


You can buy Boom Blast Stix from Character Online for £14.99. It is a good sturdy tub and springs and I think it ill last a long time and provide a lot of fun.

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Disclosure: We received the Boom Blast Stix game free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

17 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! Kinda reminds me of pop up pirate!

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    1. Yes, you're right, my kids had that when they were small and enjoyed it. Mich x

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  2. This game looks like so much fun and perfect for the whole family- love board games and things like this especially coming into Autumn

    Laura x

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    1. Yes, perfect for a family games night in as the weather gets worse the the nights draw in.

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  3. Oooh I love games like these it looks a blast!

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  4. That would have me on the edge of my seat too. That's exactly what I am like with the Wet Head Game. Oh I hope our neighbours don't hear me everytime I shout LOL. Sounds like a great game for all ages and I bet it's taken up some of the slack of spare time in these holidays. Aaron played Frustration lots with his cousins xx

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    1. We've not had a lot of slack time if I am honest. I'm ready for the kids to go back to school for a bit of quiet! lol

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  5. The simple games are always the best. This one looks great for travelling.

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    1. Yes, that's true. We had number of simple games that come out time and time again.

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  6. That looks so much fun! Simple games are sometimes the best! x

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  7. Oh this looks like fun! We're always playing games here :) x

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    1. It's a great way to spend time together as a family.

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  8. This game looks amazing!!!! Think my pickle would love this :)

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  9. Nice post, thanks so much for this sharing!

    GlassesShop

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Thanks for your comment, I will respond real soon. Mich x