Darcie will be turning 4 this year which means we are starting to look at games we can play together as a family. She got both Hungry Hippos and Kerplunk for Christmas, both of which she loves. So, when we were contacted to try out the new Strictly Briks ‘Brik Buster Tower Toppling Game’, I knew she would be at the perfect age to put it to the test.
The concept is simple. Build a tower out of Strictly Briks platforms and briks and then use the hammer to take it in turns to knock out a pillar. The last person to knock out a brik without toppling the tower wins. We couldn’t wait to give it a go.
LET’S GET BUSTING BRIKS
The game comes with 133 pieces and is suitable from age 3+ and for 2 players or more. The pieces are big and chunky which means that it’s perfect for little hands that are still learning motor skills (him), whilst building up high and having fun with colour patterns made setting it up a game in itself (her). Many hands unfortuntely did not make light work, but we had a great time building the tower together.
Next came the knocking it down and I’ll be honest, I was expecting chaos. This is a little advanced for Henry who is only 21 months and desperately just wanted to destroy the tower. For the Bear though, at 3 she had a great time lightly tapping away at the pillars until she knocked one down. She very quickly figured out that the centre pillar was the way to go and ended up winning our first game. Genuinely winning too, as Daddy got a little ambitious and went for a precarious corner pillar. Then, once it crashed to the floor – much to Henry’s delight – we simply started again.
The great thing about the Brik Buster Tower Toppling Game though is that when the kids got bored, they just started to get creative with the briks. Henry enjoyed building his own tower, trying to make it as high as he can. Darcie on the other hand loved the platforms and started to use it as a house for her Hatchimals.
What’s nice about this is that Strictly Briks items are compatible with all major brands of large bricks, including LEGO, DUPLO and Mega Bloks brand sets. This means that if you already have sets from any of these brands, your Strictly Briks can simply fit in with your collection, rather than having to start again with a new one.
We loved this game. Not only is it fun and also has some development benefits for younger children, it is also something we can all play together as a family even with toddlers. Most of all though, I love the fact that it has more than one use. With most games, once you are finished you simply pack it away. With Strictly Briks though, you can simply change the way you are playing with them and just let creative ideas flow. The fact they are interchangeable with other large bricks is a huge bonus.
The Brik Buster Tower Toppling Game is available to buy online from Amazon for £26.99.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided with this item in return for my honest review. As always though, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.