Dec 08


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It wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one new game to add to the family collection – and one that all the family can play. Apart from the old favourites – Scrabble, Monopoly, etc, I’m always on the lookout for something that the little ones can join in with and this year Tumball hits the spot.

It does say for ages 5+ and I did wonder whether it would be a bit too difficult for the 3 & 4 year olds but with help from Uncle Anthony they soon grasped the technique.

Coloured balls are suspended from a hanger and each player has a white stick and an equal amount of white plastic balls, each with a hole in them. The object of the game is to place the white balls onto the coloured ball platform using the white stick. One false move, too may balls and the platform parts and white balls cascade into the tray below. It’s a game of dexterity and balance.


The prize goes to the one who has no balls left but the littlies loved it when the balls clattered down into the tray and thought they were wining in style. And who were we to tell them otherwise.

Easy to assemble and easy to play. After all, once dinner is over and the sherry has been served you want to relax and have fun. Anything too complicated will have to wait.


Tumball £17.99