Friday, 15 February 2013

Pumpazing Review and Competition

We had a pleasant interlude this afternoon playing the fabulous Pumpazing game by Drumond Park.  The boys had happy faces to see a new game arrive!


It was quite action packed with all the pumping to get the Zinger heads shooting off in various directions!  We did have to duck a few times, but it added to all the fun, even the boys nain could not resist having a couple of turns.  It appeals to all ages, even though it is actually marketed for pre-school children to those aged about six.  I think the fact you have to watch out for flying Zinger heads is the main attraction.


It is a good workout; it makes a change having an active game to play.  Usually we move around a board, but this game helped burn off some of their limitless energy levels!  They have been a little crazy over half term, so this game has been a welcome distraction, not only with all the pumping but then going off to hunt and find where the Zinger heads land is perfect for keeping them busy.

This is the look of a determined Pumpazing player, look at the concentration on that face!


It is a simple concept for a game, which means we could get playing quite fast!  Always a bonus with my two, if I spend too long reading rules another spat of squabbles start (anyone else finding sibling rivalry exhausting!?!).  They could set up the game themselves, youngest is four very soon, but he was quite happy to reset the button, add the Zinger heads and dish out the life cards.  It is quite refreshing having a game they can really get on with themselves (although you will find it hard not to want to join in!).

Zingy the character that you pump with his arms, requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included (so much sure your stocked up!), this is for his entertaining sayings "zing", "boing" or "Uh-Oh".  If you have a zing or a boing you hang on to your life cards but if you have an Uh-Oh then you lose one of them.  The person at the end with a life card left is declared the winner (with much triumph and cheering and the loser demanding a repeat game immediately in our case anyway!).

My son is having a party next week, I think we might be tempted to bring this out, its pass the parcel without all the layers of wrapping which drive me slightly potty (although after a few years I did finally learn to buy a smaller prize!).

For stockists visit http://www.drumondpark.com or call 01506 855577, available to buy with an RRP of £19.99 (currently an absolute bargain at £9.99 on Amazon)

I have kindly been offered a copy to giveaway to a lovely follower so if you would like to enter please fill out the rafflecopter below by the 2nd of March.
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121 comments:

  1. I can picture the sounds sending them into fits of giggles

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  2. The sounds for sure! =] x

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  3. I think the children will like the silly sounds and voices, we have some 'Answer Buzzers' and the kids go mad for them!!!

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  4. Saying uh oh. It's my boys favourite saying!

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  5. My kids would love the sounds!

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  6. FLYING ZINGER HEADS.....

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  8. the sounds sound amusing

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  9. It's quick to learn to play and keeps the kids moving, I love active games. The sounds it makes sounds like good fun too!

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  10. silly sounds and voices :)

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  11. Helen Dickinson16 February 2013 14:49

    The Silly Voices :)

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  12. has to be the sounds my two would love it :)

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  13. I think this looks brilliant, I think the kids here would love the silly voices that goes with the fun game.

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  14. finding the Zinger heads would keep my son busy

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  15. Think the silly voices and the fact they have to move around would keep children entertained for hours

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  16. Elaine Greenall16 February 2013 22:42

    Silly voices - my son loves any kind of daft noise!

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  17. the silly noises very entertaining

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  18. Joanne McGonagle16 February 2013 22:46

    I think waiting for the Zinger head to fly off and running about trying to find it.

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  19. Good workout, an active game!

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  20. it sounds like fun for all the family to join in x

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  21. the children can be completley involved and its active x

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  22. All of it, but the active part sounds the most fun. Kids will love it :) :D x

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  23. The competitiveness! I love stuff like that!

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  24. It's simple and funny for all ages to play together.

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  25. the best games have quite simple rules

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  26. active game for active children

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  27. Sounds like a great game my kids would enjoy playing

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  28. great fun simple game - kids friend has this - would love it for my little boys!

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  29. easy to follow and fun for all the family

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  30. I think the sounds will make it lots of fun :)

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  31. Even grandma and grandad can play it and have fun

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  32. I loved the point about your little one concentrating so hard on it... my kids would have great fun playing this!

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  33. The silly noises and bright colours

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  34. Sounds frantic - in a fun way!

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  35. The fact that it's an active game and easy to set up

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  36. Easy to play, lots of noisy interraction, sounds fun

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  37. the silly noises, this looks like a really fun game

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  38. i like the look of the chracters and that its active

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  39. FLYING ZINGER HEADS SOUNDS MOST FUN

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  40. This looks great fun

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  41. That it's an active game. Although the colours look good too.

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  42. sounds fun to share and the suspense of who's going to win

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  43. me and the kids would love the silly noises we laugh at silly noises at the time :)

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  44. my kids would love chasing the zinger heads they would make another game within the game out of it lol

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  45. Its an interactive, physical game, our Grace loves them a lot more than a 'board' game.

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  46. The sayings, I just know my boys would collapse in giggles.

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  47. Active games are great at wearing out my son!

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  48. I agree with the the sibling rivalry! The simplicity makes it fun no more 'let's check the instructions' and also the inter-activeness like the sounds :)

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  49. the sounds! for a while anyway lol

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  50. Sounds like a really fun game and my little boy who has Autism and is non-verbal would love this :)

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  51. It sounds like it would be a fun game for the whole family.

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  52. It's exercise but in a fun entertaining way

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  53. THE COLOURS AND THINGS FLYING ALL OVER THE PLACE!

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  54. danielle woodman25 February 2013 13:36

    I like the fact that it is simple as hopefully my 3 boys would then play together nicely without fighting.

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  55. Looks hilarious, think the fact that adults would want to play too make it great as kids love to see parents acting silly :-)

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  56. A simple game but noisy ,colourful and active makes it great fun .

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  57. keep them moving and get them tired for bed!

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  58. Sounds like crash helmets need to be worn ;)

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  59. good fun exercise with lots of laughter

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  60. I love the noises

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  61. All the family can have fun together

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  62. The active fun with this silly noise game sounds a laugh!

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  63. good bit of exercise in a game, sounds great!

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  64. Noise and action sounds fun

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  65. the zing - my kids would love this game

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  66. the sounds sound hilarious. something my son would love!

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  67. That it makes sounds and is noisy, and would probably keep kids entertained for ages!

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  68. Claire Appleton1 March 2013 08:14

    Its very different and more hands on than other games, the noises would keep the kids laughing!

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  69. A good active and fun game to keep the kids entertained

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  70. the character looks great, kids would love him

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  71. ITS STRUCTURE AND EASE OF PLAY

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  72. The silly noise game sounds like fun

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  73. A game to keep them active! and the photo showing the concentration required is brilliant!

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  74. great that it's quick to set up and play

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  75. Caroline Hammond1 March 2013 11:54

    I Love the idea that the children need to go and find the heads afterwards....keeps them interested for longer

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  76. That its Quick to play is a bonus ...great time filler

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  77. Easy to play and great fun too - I want to play lol

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  78. I love the fact that my two will be able to play it together

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  79. Natalie White1 March 2013 13:48

    The flying Zinger heads make it sound very different and more fun and active than other games!

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  80. Looks straightforward and more than one can play!

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  81. stephen holman1 March 2013 14:38

    I think the idea of the heads shooting off in all different directions sounds like a good laugh :D

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  82. The flying Zinger heads sound like fun.

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  83. i like the fact is a bit more of an active game than some others we have

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  84. That its easy to set up....my two get bored if there is a lot involved!

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  85. Brightly coloured and physically active game and it speaks!

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  86. Looks really fun for everyone to play

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  87. Marie Russell1 March 2013 20:01

    An active game that would keep my 2 children (of different ages) occupied

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  88. Looks like a fantastic game and will kids would love it

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  89. easy to play and no long reading of rules always makes a fun game.

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  90. really simple and easy but looks amazing fun!

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  91. Looks like the kiddies would love this!

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  92. It sounds like it would keep my boys occupied for quite some time.

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  93. looks like a fun packed game that my girls would enjoy

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  94. Kevin Dooley1 March 2013 21:51

    It's like you say it burns off the child's energy, that can only be a good thing, because if children have one thing it's energy!

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  95. it sounds that it is easy to pick up by younger children

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  96. my kids would think that the game is great fun :)

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  97. I love that this game gets kids moving. My wee ones and I love board games and play them regularly, but means many evenings sat around the dining room table on our bottoms!

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  98. The kids will play happily together, at least for a while

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  99. entertaining active game for the kids to enjoy....and daddy too

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