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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.

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  1. Pippa Ainsworth says:

    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’m going for walks, playing games and Facetiming family

  3. ashleigh allan says:

    Lots of walking and board game nights!

  4. Alana Walker says:

    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!

  5. Amanda W says:

    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!

  6. Rachel Craig says:

    Arts and Crafts.

  7. Tracy Nixon says:

    Jigsaws, boxsets, games and walks mostly! And arts and crafts and baking!

  8. Jane Willis says:

    I’m enjoying my usual hobbies of cooking, crafting and reading, but delighted to have more time to do them

  9. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    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

  10. Claire Driver says:

    Doing some crafts, baking, walking, bike rides, family board games, colouring and putting out grown toys away

  11. fiona waterworth says:

    we are playing loads of games and my dads teaching the children to cook and bake

  12. Linda Ford says:

    We are playing board games and baking alot!

  13. Angie McDonald says:

    Lots of crafting activities and baking

  14. Suzanne Croft says:

    Board games, puzzles, movies!

  15. Michelle Smith says:

    I am still working through lockdown but over the Christmas period I will be doing a lot of reading and watching netflix

  16. Janine Phillips says:

    Lots of walking, reading and baking x

  17. Holly King says:

    Lots of bike rides and walking

  18. Helen Arlow says:

    We’ve been going for lots of walks, playing board games and baking x

  19. Kay Broomfield says:

    We are doing home workouts and lots of DIY. I’ve also used lockdown as an excuse to get my Christmas decorations up!

  20. Lots of jigsaws

  21. Iain maciver says:

    Board games, puzzles, movies!

  22. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Games baking and nature walks – we will have fun

  23. claire woods says:

    Walking, baking, board games.

  24. Sally Collingwood says:

    Doing lots of walking, playing games and watching movies

  25. Andrea Upton says:

    Going for long walks in the countryside, games and crafts

  26. Jodi Hill says:

    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 🙂

  27. Rachael McCadden says:

    Arts and Crafts

  28. Christine Caple says:

    Going for walks, reading, online Christmas shopping.

  29. Ruth Harwood says:

    We’ve been making Christmas cards xx

  30. Gayatri Gogoi says:

    We play card games like Queen

  31. Adrienne McGroder says:

    Walking, cooking, watching movies and playing games as a family xo

  32. claire willmer says:

    We are doing lots of art and playing games and baking.

  33. sharon larman says:

    we have dug out old family games this one looks good fun

  34. Kelly Cooper says:

    Lots of jig saws and also started to do cross stitch which me and my daughter enjoy.

  35. Emma England says:

    We are doing lots of festive baking and arts and crafts.

  36. Karen Emma Usher says:

    Baking, board games, school work, cleaning…….cleaning the childrens rooms completely out!

  37. Natalie Crossan says:

    Lots of walks, arts and crafts

  38. Ellen Stafford says:

    Walking the dog, playing board games and crafting

  39. Fiona Rennie says:

    We are going to be snuggling up watching Christmas movies

  40. Lorraine says:

    We will play lots of board games and hopefully go for lots of walks

  41. We have been going out for more walks, baking and playing all the old board games

  42. Rebecca Walker says:

    nothing, still working!

  43. Gemma Rutt says:

    We have been doing lots of Christmas crafts we have glitter everywhere

  44. Chantiece Bates says:

    Jigsaws! 🙂

  45. Charlie Larby says:

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

  46. Sarah McIlvenny says:

    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.

  47. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    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

  48. Katie Milench says:

    Were currently making christmas crafts

  49. Aaron Milne says:

    Playing Chess

  50. Elizabeth Yeates says:

    Making Christmas cards

  51. Sheri Darby says:

    Baking, reading and going for walks

  52. Patricia Avery says:

    Long walks outdoors, reading lots of books indoors

  53. lynn neal says:

    Lots of reading. baking and arts and crafts!

  54. Christopher Read says:

    Drawing and designing Christmas cards to send out to friends 🙂 Thanks for running this giveaway

  55. Adrian Bold says:

    Lots of board games, jigsaws and walks.

  56. Karen R says:

    We’re playing board games, and watching tv programmes together – like I’m a Celeb xx

  57. Jen Allford says:

    We have definitely played more board games together, got more creative and I bought some lovely new jigsaws too.

  58. Kim M says:

    Lots of baking and I’m having a go at breadmaking x

  59. Adeinne Tonner says:

    We do crafts. Baking, board games and watching films.

  60. Jayne Townson says:

    Brisk country walks, baking and tidying the garden.

  61. Pauline Burroughs says:

    Baking and jigsaw puzzles

  62. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Crafts , reading and generally sorting out stuff that has accumulated

  63. Victoria Jardine says:

    Lots of board games, baking and jigsaw puzzles

  64. michelle o'neill says:

    what a fantastic prize! we have been doing alot of baking and alot of walkling!

  65. Kelly steer says:

    Crafts and outdoor walks

  66. Helen R says:

    We’re doing lots of jigsaws and playing games.

  67. Stef Acaster says:

    Board games and jigsaw puzzles have kept us busy.

  68. Kate B says:

    We’ll be playing board games, doing some ‘zoom’ quizzes with the family, and cwtching up in the warm watching films.

  69. Lindsey Martin says:

    We’re trying to go for as many walks as possible while the weather allows. Then it’ll be baking and family games.

  70. Faye Long says:

    Board games and Netflix!

  71. Jennifer Toal says:

    Lots of walking

  72. Carly Belsey says:

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

  73. Susan B says:

    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.

  74. Laura Pritchard says:

    Paint by numbers, World of Warcraft figures, entering competitions, reading etc

  75. Alex McKay says:

    We’ve all been learning a musical instrument. It can be painful! But is good for us all.

  76. Amy Doyle says:

    Walks and crafts

  77. Kim Neville says:

    board games, walks, baking and binge watching netflix series

  78. Kelly Hirst says:

    Lots of walking and also some puzzles and a bit of arts and crafts too

  79. Sandra Fortune says:

    Entering competitions and doing crafts mainly

  80. Peter Nickson says:

    Eat, drink, watch TV and play games

  81. Lyndsey cooksey says:

    As its Christmas, it has to be board games, cards and Monopoly!

  82. Lia Burns says:

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

  83. Darren Bourne says:

    Watching boxsets and playing games.

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