5 Second Rule Spintensity Family Game – Review & Giveaway

5 Second Rule Spintensity is the all-new, spinfully intense electronic version of the original 5 Second Rule game – one of my kids favourites.  So I knew that this new version of the game by Interplay would be a hit with them and I certainly wasn’t wrong.  With a 5-second electronic timer to keep the game’s momentum going, this really keeps everyone on their toes, shouting crazy, funny answers that everyone finds hilarious.  With so much fun to be had this is perfect with friends, family or simply just the two of you.


  • 400 questions (on 200 double sided cards)
  • 6 pawns
  • Electronic timer (3x AAA batteries required)
  • Start/Finish markers

The game is aimed at ages 12+ although we also included my 10 year old in the game and he came out with some fabulous answers alongside my older daughter and us adults.

With a simple set you are ready to play almost straightaway.  You can choose to use either the blue or green sides of the cards.  Great to flick over between games so as to get a different variety of cards as you do move through them pretty fast.

They really do cover a wide choice of topics with something for everyone.  Most subjects will suit all players but there are a few topics that if you don’t know, then you really don’t (more so when they ask you to name songs from an artist or certain groups of celebrities).  We found it easier to allow players to pass on cards like this and simply move on.  This led to swifter game play and more fun for everyone.

The bonus to the Spintensity version of 5 second rule is the Electronic timer which is central to this game and keeps the momentum going. It limits how long you have to answer questions and determines your next move.

Each turn in the game requires you to name 3 things in 5 seconds then press the timer to see what the spinner wants you to do next: name 3 more, 2 more, draw a new card or move on to the next player… or will the timer turn Red and sound you out!

If you successfully answer your question you keep the card.  Then at the end of each round you move around the board according to the number of cards you have. The winner is the first to reach the finish point.

Spintensity Fun for all the Family

We found this game really simple to play and ultimately great fun.  The kids just love the freedom of answers they can give to the questions.  We allow most but do disallow any that really don’t fit the bill.

I just love the constant laughs we have and upbeat atmosphere that this game creates for our family.  Also it’s not too long so can be played anytime, we’ve certainly squeezed quite a few rounds of this in over the last couple of weeks!

If you’d like to see the game in action then check out some clips of us playing below:

5 Second Rule Spintensity is available from most good toy retailers including Argos, Smyths Toys and John Lewis, this is certainly a great game to be had this Christmas and beyond.

For your chance to win a copy of 5 Second Rule Spintensity just fill in the gleam form below:

5 Second Rule Spintensity game

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews. Although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

83 thoughts on “5 Second Rule Spintensity Family Game – Review & Giveaway

  1. We’re planning lots of movie nights, Christmas crafts, hot chocolate and stories. Lots of indoor activities to avoid feeling sad about lockdown!

  2. I’ve started doing jigsaws again, and I’m trying to work through the huge pile of second hand books I bought to get me through lockdown!

  3. Weve been doing lots of crafting and playing games as a family. Also when the weathers not been too wet weve wrapped up warm and gone on some nice walks collexting leaves and acorns to use in our crafts!

  4. We enjoy board games any time but they have certainly come into their own at the moment. I do love a good jigsaw too, time passes quickly when concentrating on a puzzle

  5. Lots of arts and crafts, we’ve been making our own wrapping paper with brown parcel paper & potatoe stamps, we’ve made paper mache, playing games, windy knickers and soggy doggy 🙂

  6. We are diving into Christmas headfirst with our lockdown activities we have made mince pies paper chains snowflakes for the windows amongst other things

  7. We play hunt the present and hide them in really difficult places so that the children don’t open everything all at once and then it’s over. We give a little clue and it lasts for hours.

  8. We have baked lots, mostly cakes but also sausage rolls, quiche and cheese & onion pastries. We’ve played all the board games we have and Cookie, our lovely little dog, has been getting extra walks x

  9. Lots and lots of games. My daughter love Dominos at the moment, we have been playing it constantly for two weeks. Help haha.

  10. Short walks but only if it is dry! Board games. Books.
    Bought filler and paint to decorate but haven’t got as far as using them yet.

  11. All the arts and crafts and baking, We’ve done paper chains, snowflakes, snowmen, window painting and made a Yule log too x

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