} } );

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sculptapalooza from Educational Insights is a Hilarious, Hands-On Game Perfect for Family Game Night! (Review) #unpluggedplay #educationalinsights #playtime #STEM #sculptapalooza

Disclosure:   I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Educational Insights


Ready? Set. Sculpt! 



Do you family game night in your house?  We have game night every Saturday in our house.  And, at least once a month we will have friends and family over for Sunday dinner and then will play board and card games after.  This is something I used to with my family growing up, and loved this quality time with family.  So, when I had a family of my own, I wanted to continue this tradition.  And, this is one day we all put away our mobile devices (except to take occasional photos), so that we are giving everyone our undivided attention.  The past month has been a crazy one in our house, so we haven't a chance to have our friends and family over due to an unexpected death in the family, snow storms which knocked down trees and took out power for a few days at a time, and then as I shared in recent posts, my 7 yr. old daughter, Savannah, was in the hospital and is now home resting with her 3rd bout of pneumonia in 5 months.  We had to move our game night from the dining table to card tables near the couch so that my daughter could enjoy the fun. and, to change things up and make things more fun, I introduced the family to a fun new game from Educational Insights called ScupltaPalooza -- the squishy, squashy, sculpting party game, that is sure to be a hit for families who love friendly competition and love a good laugh.


My girls are no stranger to Playfoam, so they were all smiles when they saw it in the box.  I explained what they would be doing with the Playfoam, and they couldn't wait for me to set the game up so that we could all play.  I think the girls had a slight advantage over my husband and I because they play with Playfoam all the time, and have mastered their sculpting skills using this product.  But, I have years of play-dough experience, so I told them to watch out. :-)


SculptaPalooza is for ages 10 to adult, and you need 4 or more players to play, as there is a lighting round where you pair up to compete.  Have less than 4 players, you could play this game with 2-3 players -- you just need to make a few modifications to game play and the rules.  But, if you can get a minimum of 4 players, it really is much for more when played in teams.  This is one of those games that the more players you have the better, and that much more fun the game becomes. 


Even though is recommends you be 10 years old, younger children can play to -- you just have to adjust the game play to suit their abilities.  My girls are 6 and 7 and can read, so they were able to roll the dice and read the clue cards.  They did have to ask a few times who people or things were, as they weren't familiar. For these instances, we told them what or who it was and then let them draw another card. 




Product Features + Benefits: 
  •    Develops quick-thinking creativity
  •    Promotes artistic expression
  •    Encourages teamwork
  •    Fast-paced, hands-on, party game for laugh-out-loud family fun
  •    Race against the clock to complete sculpting challenges
  •    Includes Playfoam®, 1 sculpting mat, 210 cards, score card, die, and timer
  •    The team with the most completed challenges wins


Setup of SculptaPalooza is quick and easy, as there aren't many pieces -- just a sculpting board, a leader board, dice, two decks of cards (a lightning round deck and a clue cards deck) and tokens used to represent your team.  



You have to split up into teams of 2. If you play with younger kids, it is easier to have a parent and child on a team.  We are really looking forward to having friends and family over soon so that there are more players to play against, and may even have adults compete against kids. :-)

Savannah is working on a cat sculpt she has to put on her face


Each time rolls the dice to see who goes first.  The highest roll will sculpt first.  That team chooses a player from their team to sculpt first and that person rolls the dice to see what category they sculpt from on the clue card they choose.  If you roll a lightning bolt you have to choose a card from the lightning round cards.  I have to say that this was our favorite part of the game, as it is an all play round.  With 60 seconds on the sand timer, there are no categories you have to follow -- the sky is the limit to sculpt props, move around or the Playfoam however you choose.  Teams earn a point for every correct sculpt they guess correctly.  At the end of the 60 seconds you add up the points for each time.  The lightning round was a little stressful if you don't like timers, but it also brought the most laughs as everyone was shouting out their guessing and giggling when they guessed wrong. 

Bella drew the card -- Act out Wishing on a Star :-)


The game ends when the first team earns 20 points.  It does go by fast, and when you are done, you will find you will all want a rematch. :-)  We had so much fun playing SculptaPalooza the other night during our family game night, and it really helped to perk up Savannah's spirits.  She was smiling and giggling, and really getting in to the Playfoam sculpting.  And, it is always nice to have the family all together without the television or phones near us, to really enjoy family time.  We ended up playing the game three times, and have a rematch planned for this upcoming Saturday.  And, the girls want to try playing kids against adults, too.  That should be interesting...and a whole lot of fun.


So, if you love having game night in your house and have been looking for a fun new game to add to the mix, why not consider picking up the new game from Educational Insights, SculptaPalooza, today?  Then, get reay to sculpt and have a lot of laughs with your family, when you gather round the game table to play this entertaining and oh so fun game, that will surely become a hit and must play game for game night, like it has in our house.  

Bella had to make a volcano with her eyes shut :-)

The girls are counting down the days until Saturday so we can play SculptaPalooza, and I have to say that I am eagerly awaiting Saturday's arrival to, as this game was so much fun.  I was never good at charades or the drawing clues game.  But, there is something about the Playfoam that gets your imagination and creative juice flowing and you think you are a mast sculpture and can sculpt anything. Just be warned, the Playfoam can be a little challenging as it can droop and morph into other things you weren't trying to make.  But, this is what makes the game challenging and fun, and brings the most laughs around the table.  You just have to roll with it, think up a new game plan and try your best to sculpt something your teammate can guess correctly.    Sounds like fun, right?  It really is!  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to Educational Insights or Amazon and pick up SculptaPalooza today.  Then, get ready for a memorable family game night. 


To learn more about SculptaPalooza, head on over to: https://www.educationalinsights.com/product/sculptapalooza.do?from=ac&query=sculpt.


Once you start playing SculptaPalooza, make sure you have your phone ready to snap photos of the fun sculptured Playfoam pieces you make.  And, be sure to share them with friends and family on social media pages.  You can also share your love of SculptaPalooza by sharing your photos with Educational Insights on their SculptaPalooza Facebook and Instagram pages:

Facebook
@sculptapalooza
Instagram
@sculptapalooza


---

About Educational Insights:

Based in sunny Southern California, Educational Insights is the creator of award-winning toys and games backed by a playful promise to provide new experiences that ignite passion and fuel kid creativity and imagination. For more than 50 years, our award-winning toys and games have helped kids around the world embrace their originality, celebrate their differences, and pursue their very best selves. Learn more about how we bring out the best in every bright child at www.EducationalInsights.com.


Disclosure:   I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This looks like so much fun! I think it would make a great gift.

    ReplyDelete