Hey There! It’s Sydney – one of Collin’s sidekicks!
Like most moms, I both look forward to and dread when my kids hand me their birthday and Christmas wish lists. This year, I was a little more excited since it was the first year my 5 year old made his list on his own.
Some of the things on the list were an easy yes or no. Like the Cars 3 DVD I already bought, a yes. The camera, a no. But then there were a few things I was on the fence about, like the LEGO Lloyd Alarm Clock and Toilet Trouble Game. I decided that if I found a good deal on those two items I would get them.
I love board games and I love playing them with my kids. So I thought this Toilet Trouble game was going to be one of their (and my) favorites gifts from Christmas. Boy was I wrong!
This game itself was easy to put together, the trouble came when it was time to fill the toilet bowl and play. It takes several minutes to add water to the back and even longer to drain the water when you’re done playing. My boys hated getting water in their face at first, but then quickly realized it actually WAS fun to get wet and they made a huge mess.
When you’re done playing the game, you have to continue to flush the toilet over and over again until all the water gets out. And by you, I mean you the mom, because your kids sure aren’t going to sit around for 5 minutes flushing this game.
I think the reason I dislike this game so much is all the extra work it takes to setup and take down for maybe 5 minutes of play. Being a busy mom, I’d much rather spend my time playing games that we can quickly set up and clean up and that my kids enjoy playing the whole time, not just the first 3 minutes.
We played this game just once. It has sat in the closet ever since. When we get in there to play a game, they look right past Toilet Trouble to play their favorites like Monopoly Junior and Uno. I’ve asked my boys if they want to play Toilet Trouble and they say it’s either too hard or takes too long to set up.
I also don’t like that it doesn’t fit back in the box. I like keeping everything in the box it comes in so it’s easy to find all the parts and it looks more organized when it’s put away. So needless to say, I basically paid $10 for 30 minutes of play time. As we do our Spring cleaning next month, I’m sure Toilet Trouble will make its way to the donation bin.
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