My youngest at 6 is not as keen as his older brother to play board games, his attention span is not as long and apart from his few favourite go to games he always lets out an elaborate sigh when I say lets spend some family time playing board games! Well that is unless the game really appeals to him, then he will happily play it again and again. His new go to game is Og on the Bog (rrp £22.99), which we were sent to review from our dear friends at Drumond Park. This new game is completely on his level, as he loves the hilarious toilet humour!
The aim of the game is that you carefully steal Og’s toilet rolls before he notices and does a FART of epic proportions that destroys his bog. Is the game educational? Not particularly, but it’s very funny and entertaining for those aged 5+. Plus like all games it encourages children to take turns, which is still a valuable skill that should be fostered from a young age. There is some element of skill as you do need steady hands to take a loo roll without disturbing Og on his “throne”, although its hard to concentrate with him trumping away loudly from inside the bog. Cue much childish giggling even from adults playing this game…
Some might think this game is a little crass but if it captures your child’s attention and gets them away from a computer screen for a bit then its actually perfectly fine in my eyes. Kids are all about farts and poo at this age, so its not like they need a game to fuel this behaviour as it comes quite naturally! All Drumond Park have done is capitalised on a theme children seem to get a lot of enjoyment from, probably because they can see us parents rolling our eyes in disapproval. But I bet you will find yourself joining in with this game!!!
I will be giving a copy of this game away in October so do keep an eye on my blog as I have a feeling many children would be happy with this game for Christmas. If you would like to see stockists please head to the Drumond Park website.