Saturday, August 3, 2019

Hank's Twisted Challenge - Game Review

I like to have a collection of games on hand for when friends and family come over.  We enjoy the lively banter and friendly competition.  A new game added to my collection is Hank's Twisted Challenge.  I've played this game a few times, with the most recent being with my nieces and granddaughter.

With Hank's Twisted Challenge, each player is asked to twist, bend and turn your body in crazy ways while you race to get the ball off the end of a wire zigzagged and curved in insane forms. Whose moves will get the ball flying off first? Players can also take game play up a notch by using the challenge cards.  This game is for 1 to 4 players, with four ways to play - solo, head-to-head, relay or freestyle. 

Contents of game include:

6 wires
 4 Dishwasher safe mouth pieces
1 bend Shaper
 2 balls
1 spinner
 20 challenge cards
Instruction sheet

Players begin by taking a turn with the spinner and seeing what color of wire they need to use and what shape to make.  There's an illustrated chart that shows how to bend the wires into the requested shape.  Once the shape is created with the wire, the player inserts the wire into the mouthpiece and then places it in their mouth.  It's up to the player to get the ball from one end to the other using only their mouth.  You can twist and turn and contort yourself to move the ball from one end of the wire to the other end.  To make it more fun and challenging, players can draw a Challenge Card and follow instructions.  For instance, the player might have to put a finger in one of their ears or walk back and forth while trying to move the ball through the wire.

There's definitely a lot of laughs watching players wriggle and squirm their way to move the ball.  The longest part of the game is bending the wires into the shapes and trying to copy the illustrations on the chart as they're shown.  Some of them are harder than others.  If contorting your body with a wire in your mouth with epic hilarity is your idea of fun, then Hank's Twisted Challenge will be right up your alley! 

I received game for review from Wicked Cool Toys.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.