Who doesn’t like playing games? Anything from playing cards to board games is hugely popular and a great way to interact and spend time together! I remember when I was at boarding school we always use to play games in the community room in the evening and one of the most played one was the good old fashion post it – Who am I? game where we had to guess which person is written on the post it note on our forehead. And now Spinmaster brought out a family version called “Hedbanz” which we have been sent to try out! It arrived in the same week then Oma & Opa visiting so we could all play it together!
Hedbanz is the quick question game of ‘what am I? ‘ You never know what you are until you start asking! Figure out if the cartoon on your head is an animal, food or man-made object. Each player wears a card in their specially devised headband and guess whats on it by asking searching questions. Guess what you are and win! Hedbanz is the game where everybody knows but you!
Inside the Box you get an instruction sheet, 68 picture cards, 6 question cards, 6 headbands, a timer and 24 chips. It’s for ages 7 years and over and you can play it with 2 to 6 players and the headbands are adjustable so they can fit heads of all sizes!
It is a very fast pace game but because we had Molly-May (4) playing it with us we kept a stack of “easy” cards separate for her and we let her have as much time as she needed to guess and gave her a few little clues for example noises if she has an animal card on her head. I like the fact that you can amend the rules a bit there are some Sample Question Cards which Finn (7) found very useful to guess what he is and asked us Yes and No Questions throughout the game:
We love that this board game comes with everything you’ll need to play. You strap on your headbands, start asking funny questions, and making wild guesses without complicated setups and rules. You get 3 chips each and when you guess correctly you can put a chip into the bank. The person who first gets rid of all their chips is the winner of the game. The kids and my parents could not stop laughing all the way through playing the games and Molly-May even woke up Oma&Opa one day with her already wearing a Headband bringing the stack of cards and more headbands up to my parents room to play it in bed!
Hedbanz is not only fun, but also very educational. Kids can flex their deductive reasoning skills with the game’s simple question-and-answer premise. By making connections and coming up with questions that will lead to answers, kids will also practice creative critical skills.
I try to take few short clips of the kids playing the game with Oma&Opa and this one is my favourite of them all: (If you want to see another few snippets head over to my Instagram for a giggle)
Headbanz is made by Spin Master and is available in most high street toy shops as well as online. It has an RRP of £12.99 but can always found cheaper and it’s currently only £9.99 at Smyths Toys.
Disclaimer: I have been sent the Hedbanz Game from Spinmaster for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.