Friday, July 27, 2018

The Floor is Lava! - #DisasterRelief Game Review and Giveaway


Earlier this month, Endless Games announced the official release of its new The Floor is Lava! game. Most people have played a sudden "shout out" game, where someone yells "lava" and everyone jumps all over the furniture trying to stay off the dangerous floor. I admit that I have!  And, no joke, my cat climbs over the furniture to get to one place to another.  Every time he does, I have the urge to shout out "The floor is lava!"

Endless Games created a format where players continue to imagine the floor is molten hot lava, but added play patterns using a spinner for color call-outs and having players jump along foam game pieces in order to reach safety. Challenge cards that enforce activities that can make it difficult not to fall into the lava come into play when landing on certain tiles. Designed for 2 to 6 players, ages 5 to 105, The Floor is Lava! incorporates physical activity, imagination, and pure fun. 


Natalie, a friend's daughter, is a big fan of The Floor is Lava!

Contents of the game include a game spinner card, 25 colored foam "safety stones", 27 challenge cards, and an instruction sheet.  The object of the game is to be the last player "Alive" by not falling into the lava.

First, one person needs to be nominated to be the first person to spin.  This person also manages the Challenge Card deck until a player is out and takes over.  All 25 foam tiles need to be randomly placed around a room.  If you have several people playing at once, I suggest you gather in a rather large room.  

When everyone is ready, the first "spinner" yells out "THE FLOOR IS LAVA!" and all players rush to stand on the closest foam tile they can find, regardless of color.  Then, all players have to rush to jump on the tile of the color that the spinner lands on next.  Whoever is last to reach safety has their original tile removed from the game.  It gets harder the longer the game is played.

Whenever a player cannot successfully reach a tile, or if any part of the player's body touches the floor, he or she is out and has to take over the responsibilities of the original person.

Some of the foam tiles have a "?" on it and that's where the Challenge Cards come in to play.  If a person lands on one of those tiles, they must perform the action on a challenge card.  It must be performed without falling into the lava (aka the floor) or that person will be out.  Some of the challenges include touching your toes, standing on one foot, and moving to the next unoccupied red tile.  When there is only player left, the game is over and that person is deemed the player.

I've had a few younger friends and family over to play The Floor is Lava!  It's simple to play and understand, yet so fun.  The kids really seem to enjoy the game.
 
The timing of  the game's release was coincidence with the "eruption" of recent world events. Because of this Endless Games is taking action.  From now through August 1, 2018, Endless Games will be donating a portion of proceeds from every single sale of it’s the Floor is Lava! game to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the people impacted by the volcanic eruptions. "When you buy this game, you’re going to have a lot of fun and you're going to help the people of Hawaii and Guatemala," Mike Gasser, President of Endless Games, said.




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71 comments:

Maryann D. said...

As a child I always loved Monopoly and as an adult we play lots of card games.
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Peggy said...

We are teaching the girls to play dominos. They enjoy it.

aperry said...

Twister and Crazy Eights are my favorite games.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

One of my favorite games to play is Rummy, I grew up playing this with my mom and brothers. Now that I have little ones though, our favorite game is Uno!

Nancy said...

One family game we enjoy is the Game of Trouble.

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jakiesmom said...

I love clue

Ken Ohl said...

We love the old game Twister

Jan Lee said...

I love to play Scrabble as a board game or Uno as a card game :)

Jessy Yarrell said...

I like to play Jellyblast.

Kristen said...

I like the game Telestrations.

Leela said...

Simpsons Trivia.

Courtney B said...

my kids love candy land for some reason! lol

Jennifer Cervantes said...

My favorite game to play is life.

Marilyn said...

I like playing Uno Wild Tiles.

Jeremy said...

We enjoy playing Uno.

Jennifers Deals said...

My kids like to play all kinds of games, but their favorite is hide and seek.

Dawn Ballo said...

My families favorite game is Uno.

Beth said...

We like to play Castle Panic.

Lisa Ann said...

We like to play Apples to Apples.

cp said...

candyland is popular in our house

Charlene S. said...

Sorry! is one of my fave games to play with my family.

Pam said...

Dominoes, Monoply Juior and Candyland are all favorites!

freddie said...

My favorite game to play is Yahtzee. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Cas P said...

we love sorry!

Allie G said...

I like the Game of Life

rubynreba said...

Yahtzee

tregan28 said...

My family loves to play UNO together. It really is our family favorite.

katherine s said...

The kids love the Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons gane

Cassandra D. said...

I like to play Candyland.

Alison said...

Monopoly is one of my favorite games to play.

Darlene said...

I love scrabble.

slb3334 said...

I like monopoly and cribbage.

Kayla Klontz said...

We really like Trouble.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

My kids and I like playing Sorry.

none said...

Monopoly is our favorite

Tara Darity said...

I have always liked playing scrabble!!

LeAnn Harbert said...

When we would go camping we always played Uno.

Casey Garvey said...

I love scrabble and monopoly!

Clair Freebie said...

Right now my daughter is loving Crazy Eights!

Laura said...

Apples to Apples is fun!

Nafeeza Chung said...

We love scrabble

Derek Miller said...

The floor is lava humors me as I have played this with my kids sans the new game. It would be very cool to have some structure to the lava floor play time. I think this game would be very helpful there.

Jennifer Q. said...

I like the game Clue, and my son's favorite is trouble.

Donna C. said...

Battleship and Mastermind were two of my favorites.

Kathy Pease said...

I love to play the game Sorry!

vegan4life said...

like trivia pursuit.

Antoinette M said...

We like to play Twister.

Tammy Iler said...

Monopoly!

joe clark said...

I would say the game of LIFE

Denise S. said...

My favorite game to play is Scrabble.

Meghan B said...

My daughter would love this!

nickieisis3 said...

We like monopoly

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

we love to play Uno and Scrabble, or Banangrams

Ashley B. said...

Yahtzee!!

Donna Jacoby said...

I love to play Monopoly and Scrabble. Thank you for the giveaway!

sam m said...

We still love the classics like monopoly! But now all these games want kids to use their bodies which i think is awesome !

Niclan80 said...

My favorite game to play is Don't Step In It.

msrodeobrat said...

I like to play Sorry!
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Stephanie said...

I love to play Sorry and Trouble ever since I was a little kid.

Elizabeth Miller said...

I have always loved to play Operation. I loved trying not to get zapped in it.

Stephanie said...

My niece loves to play the Floor is Lava so I know she'd love to play this game!!

Trisha McKee said...

My favorite game is Scrabble. But our favorite game as a family is Yahtzee.

tatertot374 said...

We love to play Sorry and Rook. Thank you

dlhaley said...

I like Monopoly and Rummicube.

Bakersdozen said...

Right now my family loves Sequence.

Chrisy Beason said...

Always loved Monopoly and Life

dvice12 said...

We like to play Forbidden Island

lkw1974 said...

I love Life- what a fun game! Thank you

Kim N said...

We love to play bean bag toss!

Nikki Davis said...

Loved Life and Payday

Heather said...

We love to play scene it