As part of the Hasbro Toy Tribe, we were recently sent a sample of their brand new Birthday Blowout game to review.
A fun electronic game for 1-4 players ages 4+.
The aim of the game is to take turns trying to blow out all five candles on the cake before the music stops. If you blow them all out successfully, you’ll move on to the next level, but you’ll have less and less time to blow them out the more you level up.
What’s in the box?
1 x Electronic cake game unit
5 x Plastic candles
1 x Instructions
How to play Birthday Blowout
The game is electronic, so firstly, you’ll need to use a Phillips screwdriver to open the base unit and insert 3 x AA batteries (not included). Once the batteries are in, flip the game unit over, place the five plastic candles inside the holes on the top of the cake and press the ‘on’ button.
Birthday Blowout is suitable for up to 4 players, so if there is more than one person playing, press the ‘group’ button on the top of the cake until the right number of candles are illuminated and then press the ‘on’ button again to start your game.
Each player is allocated a colour by the cake and it will then play a delightful electronic version of ‘happy birthday’ before displaying a coloured light in the centre of the cake to denote which player should go first. The five candles will then illuminate and that player has to try and blow them all out before the music stops.
But watch out as the candles sometimes flicker and relight, so you’ll have to keep blowing on them until they stay out. If you blow them all out successfully, you’ll move on the next level; whoever blows out the most candles wins!
Birthday Blowout requires minimal setup and is very easy to play, so the game is ideally suited for its target audience of children aged 4years+. The boys absolutely love the bright flashing colours and loud music, although parents may want to invest in some earplugs as there’s no volume control and it gets a tad irritating and repetitive after a while.
The way the flames of the candles illuminate and change colour via the base unit is very clever and it creates quite the display show if you play the game in the dark. Blowing the flames out is no small feat though…it requires a certain level of puff power and if you struggle with things like blowing up balloons, you will more than likely struggle here too. My best tip is to get up fairly close to the cake and blow from a side angle as this makes it’s easier to rotate the candles and blow them out.
Birthday Blowout is a really fun family game and would make a great addition to the household for birthdays and special occasions.
Birthday Blowout has an RRP of £19.99 and is available to purchase from Amazon and other major retailers.[P_REVIEW]