Thursday, 21 May 2015

Don’t Rock the Boat Review and Competition

I really liked this game from University Games it is such a simple concept but very addictive, the boys and I played this again and again outside in the glorious sunshine.  



They didn't really argue and they didn't seem to get bored, they enjoyed the challenge of the game and even when they went out quite quickly they were keen to start the next round straight away.  You have quite a lot of flexibility when it comes to placing the penguin, you can use the crow’s nest, hang off a cannon or hang off the sides (using the penguin’s bandana) or lie on the deck!  The different combinations seemed to keep their interest.



We kept going to see if we could master getting more penguins to stay on the boat, we tried various strategies, working as a team even to try and get all the penguins to stay onboard!  The pesky pirate penguins had ideas of their own though and we always had a few stray penguins that would not stay put!  

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It was quite educational teaching the boys about balance and also patterns, as they quickly replicated the process to try and add more each time.  Our game was not very competitive as we were more interested in getting penguins on the boat rather than winning individually.

In terms of set up, it’s a quick game to get ready; you just add the masts to the boat, and then place it on the “sea” before taking it in turns to add the penguins.  The boat does seem to have a mind of its own, although we did find it harder as the wind had picked up outside and seemed to rock the boat even more!!!  In terms of family fun this is the game to be playing over the holidays.

Don’t Rock the Boat has an RRP of £14.99 but I have one game to giveaway, if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 18th of June.

Don't Rock the Boat Game

135 comments:

  1. I love to win this for my two boys thank you!

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  2. Would like to win for my son thanks

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  3. looks amazing my nephew would love it

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  4. I love to win this for my children as I think my little boy especially would have so much fun playing this!

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  5. Looks like a game we can have a lot of fun with.

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  6. I would love this for my little Grandson

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  7. Always looking for ways to keep my son entertained.

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  8. As this game looks perfect to play on rainy spring weekends or week-nights!

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  9. I'd like to win it for my daughters

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  10. Its a game we can all play together x

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  11. My 2 children would love this

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  12. Because my kids would love it.

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  13. Paula Readings23 May 2015 at 10:39

    Looks a great game to play with the family.

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  14. Looks a very engaging game and my youngest loves pirates so its win win xx

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  15. Looks like a brilliant family game x

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  16. Because my daughter would love it!

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  17. ive never heard of this but looks so much fun

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  18. I'm hoping to get some new toys to play with the little ones during the summer hols. They all love 'boys toys' and so do I!

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  19. i'd like to win for my boys. this looks very sweet

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  20. My daughter would love this

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  21. because i have a 3 year old who's absolutely mad on penguins and i think this game would help teach him to play a bit better with his big brother!

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  22. My son has just reached the age where he enjoys proper games & he'd love this.

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  23. This would be great for our non screen evening.

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  24. To have fun and family time with my children.

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  25. I would like to win it for my toddler son.

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  26. This looks great fun, it'd be great outside, as I think it can probably get quite loud with the excitement!

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  27. I think my little boys would like this game.

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  28. Thanks, I'd love to win for my Grand-Daughter, this kind of challenge is right up her street.

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  29. I think my nephew would love to play this!

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  30. because our grand-kids would love to play it

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  31. would give my kids something other than video games to play haha :)

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  32. I would love to win as my daughter has just gotten 'in' to games and so we have made Sunday night game hour wher for at least an hour we sit down and play a bunch of games with her......even our baby boy sits with us and its a lovely family bonding time :)

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  33. My best friends 2 kids will love it. Xxx

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  34. We love games in our house

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  35. Why would you like to win? . . . . . l've applied for the position of SuperGran and to win this would be the clincher

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  36. Great game! Looks like some concentration would be needed!

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  37. Would be a great gift for Great Nephew. He would enjoy playing the game with family etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  38. What could be better penguins who are pirates!!!!! the kids would love this

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  39. I'd love to win this for my son

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  40. i'd love this for my daughter xx

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  41. my son would love this game - he was very upest when i bought one for his friend for his birthday.

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  42. this looks like a fun game! x

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  43. My two young sons would love it if I won this, we love playing games together

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  44. My son as just getting into these types of games

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  45. Because it looks like a fun game that my sons would like

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  46. I would like to win this for my nephew's birthday.

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  47. I love games that my kids can play together, and if they don't argue it's an even bigger bonus!!!!!

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  48. Love having games to play on rainy days

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  49. my grandaughter would love it!

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  50. My son loves playing games like this

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  51. Id love to win this for my niece

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  52. Would love to win this for my class :-)

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  53. I'd love to win his for my daughter. I'm always looking fr new games to play with her.

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  54. This looks like a fun game, I want to play it! ha ha

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  55. a fun new game we can all play

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  56. Great present to give our 3 children to keep them entertained!

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  57. My Grandson loves pirate ships.

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  58. Looks a really entertaining game, a new concept both girls and boys will love. Having grandchildren, I have several games here for us all to play when I collect them from school but would love to add to them, and I certainly want one that makes us laugh because that's the rule for being at my house!

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  59. My children love playing games x

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  60. Looks so much fun. A lot of toys seem to be using Penguins nowadays...they must be the most funny looking animal?

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  61. My nieces and nephews would love this game

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  62. Something to keep my niece and nephew entertained and out of trouble when they come round

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  63. my son adores anything pirate boat related! This would be hours fo fun in our campervan this summer! Please!!!

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  64. I'd like to win because my little girl's wanted this game for ages!

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  65. Would love to win it for my lovely niece

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  66. The game looks fun and I think we would enjoy playing

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  67. perfect for entertaining the little ones on wet days in the holidays

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  68. An extra birthday prezzy for grandson

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  69. Catherine McAlinden14 June 2015 at 08:30

    My 4 and 5 year olds are obsessed with games, this looks fun!

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  70. so i can treat the little uns to something that will give them a lot of fun

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  71. I'd like to win because me and my family have 'board game Sunday' each week and it would be lovely to play this! : )

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  72. My son would love it, it would be great to play together.

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  73. its my daughters birthday soon so would be a nice present for her.

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  74. because it look fun

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  75. love to win theis for my kids and my childminding kids x

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  76. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  77. Our family love playing games and my grandchildren would love this one!

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  78. I would like to win for my son Jack. He loves anything to do with boats and pirates and loves a good game.
    Eve Burke

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  79. I'd love to win as my little Shaunny is pirate mad!

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  80. We love playing games as a family and havn't got or payed this one it looks fun the kids and my other half (big kid) would enjoy

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  81. My nephew would love this as he loves anything to do with pirates.

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  82. It looks such a fun game, we'd all enjoy it

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  83. I would like to win for my cousin and it looks great fun. I had a similar game with penguins balancing on ice so I'm sure he would enjoy this one too.
    Jade H

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  84. Looks like a great family game

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  85. Just about to started the family games collection so this would be a great start

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  86. We could have lots of fun with this game :)

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  87. I would like to win because this looks like a really fun game that will provide hours of entertainment :)

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  88. Every Monday our little family has a family night and this would be a very funny activity!

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  89. this looks amazing my kids would love it!!!

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  90. Christina Palmer17 June 2015 at 11:55

    I would love to win this for my grandson Harley.

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  91. looks like my kids will love it :)

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  92. Looks fun - would make a lovely present

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  93. My son loves playing games and this one looks a little wacky

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  94. Would love this for my grandson, Captain John. Every time he has come to stay for the last two years all I seem to hear is 'Come on Nan, let's play pirates' :)

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  95. Spencer Wright17 June 2015 at 19:42

    We play a similar game on the Wii, but I'm always telling the kids to play "proper" games. This looks so much fun!

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  96. Our boy loves pirates and boats - this would be perfect!

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  97. The children would love playing it!

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  98. My kids have played with someone else's and really love it!

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  99. It looks like a really fun family game :)

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  100. Im always on the look out for new family games!

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  101. My nephew loves all things boat and pirate so this game would be right up his street!

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  102. This looks like fantastic fun for all the family

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  103. it looks fun and im sure my boys would get a lot of enjoyment out of it

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  104. looks a fun game, and it would be lovely to treat my nephew to this as a extra gift on his birthday

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  105. would be a great present for my nephew

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  106. looks a great fun game to play with the kids and looks like a game that helps to develop fine motor skills too

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  107. We love playing games together as a family. We own lots of different games but not this one, so that's why we'd like to win it! ;)

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  108. I used to love Buckaroo, and this is like a new, updated version - love it!

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  109. I would love to win because my boys are both teenagers and I look after my niece and nephew and don't have any age appropriate games for them to play with, they would love this.

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  110. I would love to win this for our family fun quality time on sundays

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  111. Looks fun for wet days in the family holiday home.

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  112. this would be a great game to play on our family night with my youngest two

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  113. I think my goddaughter would like it

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  114. Denielle Nicol18 June 2015 at 23:40

    It looks like loads of fun so I'm sure kids are gonna love it hugely!. Dxx

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