The Game of Life PLUS Lemons!
We had our nephews over with their parents and experimented with some of the new challenges Hasbro has created to Raise the Fun! Our girls and nephews were having enough fun playing The Game of Life as it's intended, and we didn't have any lemons on hand this time, but imagine playing this game with a new challenge: every time the game takes a turn for the worse, you have to suck on a lemon!
Jenga PLUS Chopsticks!
One of our favourite challenges was to play Jenga with chopsticks! Normal Jenga rules apply, but you can't touch the pieces with your fingers- only chopsticks! It was pretty hilarious to see how everyone tried to play this. Some people have great chopstick skills and it really shows when you play this way!
Guess Who PLUS Silly Faces
My girls have been playing this one AND coming up with their own variations! For this one, just try and match the facial expressions of the Guess Who characters and try to get your teammates to guess correctly.
Operation PLUS Human Table!
Next up was Operation, but one of the players becomes the patient by getting on all fours with the board on their back. Other players can try to make them laugh to make it extra tricky. We kept talking about how hard this game is even for adults- we thought we'd have it easy, thinking this was a simple kids' game!
Here's a list of some other Raise the Fun Challenges you can try!
Connect 4 PLUS Musical Chairs!I can't wait to get our hands on a couple more Connect 4 games so we can play musical chairs with it! This challenge makes me think of one of those games where someone starts a story and you have to pick up where they left off, and finish it. Instead, you've got four Connect 4 games set up and you rotate seats and play as quickly as you can until you have to switch seats. If you don't hurry, all your hard work could contribute to someone else's win!
Taboo PLUS Water
Play the game as usual but every time you pull a card, take a mouthful of water. If you spill before your teammates guess your word, it doesn't count!
Simon PLUS Brain Teasers
Mix up your Simon colours with mismatched labels and see how you do! Call out the colour of the word each time you press the normal buttons- it's like a brain teaser mixed in with your game!
Hungry Hungry Hippos PLUS Feet
Play as usual, but use your feet or elbows instead of your hands!
Twister PLUS Pillows
Stuff a pillow into a loose tee shirt and play the game as usual, with that added personal obstacle!
Playing these games with extra challenges has really rejuvenated them for us. The girls are excited to play games we haven't pulled off the shelves in a long time and we're excited to play the games with visitors and at holiday parties!
Disclosure: We received some games from Hasbro to try out these challenges and share these fun ideas with you. All opinions and experiences shared are, as always, my own.