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This game did not need the hard sell to appeal to 5 year old Moose. Large monkey, detachable bottoms and farting. Yup, pretty much a guaranteed hit as far as he is concerned.
What’s in the box?
Inside the Pull My Finger box you will find
- a large(ish) plastic monkey called Mr Buster
- a base board
- a banana spinner
- 2 bottoms (snigger)
- a tail
- instructions on how to assemble and play
How do you play?
This is such a simple game to set up and play. Once you have attached the tail to the monkey and the monkey to the baseboard you are pretty much good to go.
Play is aimed at age 4+ and you will need 2+ people to play.
The play starts when player 1 spins the banana. Whatever it lands on is what the player must do. If, for example, the banana lands on a 3 then the player must pull the Monkeys finger 3 times. As well as instructing how many times to pull the Monkeys finger, the spinner also might land on another option such as reverse the order of play or miss a turn or choose another play to take their turn.
Which each pull of his finger the Monkey’s bottom inflates. When it becomes fully inflated it farts. The aim of the game is to not be the person who makes the Monkey fart!
What did we think?
The farting was, of course, absolutely hilarious to Moose. I can’t pretend that there was much educational value but you do have to count how many times you pull the finger, so there is that. Arguably though you are not buying this game for anything more than a bit of fun – and on that score it delivers.
The only thing I wasn’t massively keen on about this game was that once you fix the Monkey to the base there is no way of disassembling it so it won’t fit back into it’s box.
A great selling point is how fast this is to set up and play. Moose could easily play this with a friend without any adult help really which makes it quite unique in that sense.
Pull My Finger retails at around £15 and is available from Smyths Toys.