Wally the Washer is one of our favourite games at the moment, we were asked by the guys at Drumond Park if we’d like to play with at home and it’s been an immediate hit. I also have one to giveaway, whoop.
Wally the Washer is aimed at ages 4+ and retails at £24.99, it is the easiest game in the world to set up and super easy to play, but so much fun. It really is a giggle, never have we laughed so much playing a game.
L was immediately in love with this game and was making us play it all afternoon as soon as he opened it, he then made daddy play with him for an hour when he got home from work.
It hasn’t stopped being exciting to him either, sometimes when the novelty wears off a new toy arriving in the post he puts them to one side, but Wally the Washer is often being requested and we are happy to oblige, as other than being very noisy, it is one of the least irritating table top games we own for him.
There are lots of pieces but they aren’t too small and don’t get lost, you can set it up in literally seconds and a game can be quite quick, over in under ten minutes, so nobodies attention wanders.
The premise is simple, the first person to fill their washing line wins. There are four coloured washing lines and four sets of coloured clothing. You pop it all into Wally and he spins it round and round, when you press the the soap box on his head the door springs open and hopefully some clothes fall out too.
If your colours fall out, hang them up and move onto the next persons turn. If nothing falls out, you miss a go and if none of your colours fall out you simply move on as well.
It’s a really simple and fun way to teach about taking turns and also colours a little bit.
To keep things interesting there is also a dirty, smelly sock in the machine. If that falls out with your clothes it means nothing is clean and they all have to go back in, but you will have to wear the giant clothes peg on your nose until the next person happens to get the sock!! Uh oh! This is where most of the laughter stems from, it is funny.
In the box you get 4 sets of coloured washing, coordinating washing lines, 1 smelly sock and 1 giant peg. You also get the Wally the Washer, you will just need to add a couple of (included) stickers onto him and pop in some batteries, these aren’t included, then you are ready to play.
Wally the Washer has a rrp of £24.99 and is for age 4+, for 1-4 players. For stockists and to play games online, visit www.drumondpark.com
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Good luck x
Disclosure – we were gifted our review copy however all thoughts, opinions and images are my own.