As a family we enjoy making time to play a couple of board
games most days, sometimes its hard fitting it in alongside the after school
karate, swimming and trampoline lessons.
So we need something quick and easy to set up and get into. Fly Trap by Esdevium Games was perfect for this, a fun game
that can slot in easily to a hectic family life.
game visually appealed to my boys, they liked the challenge of flicking the
flies into the Fly Trap. They got quite
skilled at doing it; they did find the pumps to close the mouth (to stop the
other team scoring) slightly harder to operate. But then you could leave that to the adults or as they did at one
point skip that part all together! The
plant rotates its head around anyway so you do have to learn the art of timing
your flicks. Otherwise flies go
everywhere but inside his mouth!
the flies did land in the plant mouth the look of satisfaction on my boys’
faces said it all, they really enjoyed playing the game. The game is pitched for children 4+; some of
the parts are quite small so I think that is the most suitable age. My three year old did not try and eat
anything he shouldn’t, which comes as a relief as he has no doubt seen the cat
chomping on flies before now! Am so
glad he is not following his example!
game has an RRP of £19.99 but is currently available to buy from Amazon for
£18.43. I can see lots of families
enjoying this come Christmas day, my worse nightmare is the boys unwrapping
something complex and insisting we play it straight away (cue hours of building
and grumbles off hubbie as he is the technical one of the pair of us!). Thankfully Fly Trap can be set up in record