Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 43
A little over a month ago I caught an Ellen DeGeneres show and was laughing as her audience members played a game that involved contestants holding various colored rings with different parts of their bodies. Much like the beloved Twister floor game of my youth, the game required contestants to contort their bodies to compete and the result was a hilarious tangle of limbs. While the game was reminiscent of Twister, there was one huge difference - there was no mat required.
When I heard that this game they were playing was the new Twister Hoopla and that it could be bought at various retailers near me, I was really excited. But then when I found out that there were 5 different ways that you could play that range from hoop toss to more of an old-school Twister rendition, I knew it was perfect for my10 year old niece this Christmas.
Game 1 is the game Ellen played where your bodies are used to hold the rings in place and the last team standing wins. Game 2 is a ring toss, but the twist is that you use your hands and feet to catch. Game 3 is a race to make it to the finish line with colored rings in hand. Game 4 is an updated version of the traditional TWISTER game: you just scatter the rings and then call out the moves and the last one standing wins. Game 5 is even trickier as you reach for rings, hang on to your TWISTER “T” and try to stay on your feet.
Like traditional Twister, Twister Hoopla is a great party game and can be played both indoors or out. And, also like the original Twister, you want to make sure the people you’re playing with are good, close friends because in just minutes you will be very well acquainted.
Includes 2 spinners, 16 TWISTER HOOPLA rings, 4 TWISTER “T”s and the official TWISTER HOOPLA game guide.
Some minor assembly required. For 2 to 4 players ages 6 and up