The washout of a weekend was the perfect opportunity to try out Wally the Washer, the new game for little ones* from Drumond Park.
Here is how it works:
Wally the Washer is recommended for players aged 4 and up. As up to four people can play at a time and all the ‘and ups’ wanted a go, we had to split everyone into groups to play in. First up were the youngest four: Libby, Anna, Bel and Tim.
Each player must first select their colour and put together their washing line. Choose from the red, blue, yellow or green. Sibling help and sticking-out-tongue-concentrating-face to accomplish this is optional.
Next, load all the clothes and the smelly sock into Wally the Washer. Do note that you will have needed to insert three AA batteries first, otherwise he will not work.
Switch him on! The first player decides how long to let Wally wash for. If they notice that their fellow players are getting impatient, they may well prolong this period of waiting just to annoy them even further.
Press down on the button at the top and Wally the Washer’s door will pop open.
If only clothes spill out, each player takes the clothes of corresponding colours and hangs them on their line. If nothing spills out, the go is over without anyone needing to do anything.
If the smelly sock falls out, however, the player whose turn it was needs to pop the peg onto their nose!
The first player to hang all their washing is the winner!
After the younger ones, it was the next age group’s turn…
Paddy, Ollie and Joseph had the gloves well and truly off…
And Joseph claimed his title as the winner!
Proving that games recommended for children aged ‘4 and up’ actually covers a far wider remit than you might first imagine, the teens then jumped in for the challenge.
This was by far the most passionate, most underhand…
And, in Cait’s case, the most threatening game so far.
Peg it, Cait.
As you can see, Wally the Washer is clearly fun for all the family.
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The competition closes at midnight on 31 October 2018. UK entries only please.
*The term ‘little ones’ officially covers ages 4-19 in our house.