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Monday, 24 October 2011

Review - 5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule Board Game

This new and Exciting baord game from University Games is a fast thinking, mind boggling family fun game. You'd think it would be easy to name 3 breeds of dog – but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down and with the other players staring, waiting for you to get flustered? Time is not on your side, so you just have to say what first comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers can start slipping out as time twirls down on the spiral timer. It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced family game. You can have 3 to 6 players and it's recommended for ages 8 to adult.

There's a short Video on You Tube that explains a lillte more.

Being half term we decided to play this game today and i'm so glad we did. We set up the board and gave out the required pass and switch cards which give you the chance to pass on a question or get a new one.

The questions were very varied from "Name 3 animals beginning with B?" or "Name 3 Formula one drivers?" There was deffinatley something for everyone. I played with my two daughters Chloe aged 8 and Lily aged 4 which was a little hard but she tried her best. We did let her have a little longer than the allowed 5 seconds seeing as she was so little. We had a great time. It was really fun. Some of their silly answers did make me smile and we all genuinley have a fun time.

Our game lasted around 30 minutes until Chloe won by a 3 number lead. You need to get move all 12 spaces by getting 12 questions right too win. She had lots of fun and was a very deserving winner but next time I'm not letting her win ;)

I loved thsi game and would definatley reccomend it, I'm looking forward to playing at our family get together. Just imagine what silly answers I'll hear once they've all had a Christimas drink or two.

It's available to buy in Argos for £19.99 which is about the right price for a board game nowadays. We had a great time playing it and i'm sure we will again. Good honest family fun. The only thing that couls have made it better for us was if they'd have maybe seperate boxes with packs of kids questions cards and adults questions. I know it does say 8 plus but if it had too choices of cards that age could be lowered so more of the family could join in. We give the 5 Second Rule game a 4/5.

Have you played this one yet?


  1. lol I can remember our 5 second rule when we were kids:

    if you dropped something on the floor, like your lolly, as long as you hadn't dropped it in dog doo, and you picked it up in less than 5 seconds it was still good!!!

  2. Santa is definitely bringing this to one of mine! I can just imagine us playing it after the Christmas vino- in fact it could easily be turned into a drinking game lol
    Kirsten x