The World of David Walliams Gangsta Granny Stash the Swag Board Game – Review & Giveaway

The World of David Walliams Gangsta Granny Stash the Swag Board Game from Paul Lamond Games is a fantastic game for fans of David Walliams books and that includes my two children who read each new title as it is released.  With World Book Day on the 7th March this year it’s a fantastic time to get reading and being able to play a game associated with a book is always a lot of fun and helps bring your favourite characters to life.  With Gangsta Granny among my children’s book collection they were excited by the prospect of a board game featuring team Granny & Ben on a mission to stash the Crown Jewels without being caught by the Queen.

The Gangsta Granny board game is presented in a fantastic tin which a great way to store the parts ensuring they last making it a durable game to play over and over again.

In the tin you will find:

  • Game board
  • 4 Granny & Ben play pieces
  • 1 Queen play piece
  • 24 Jewel tokens
  • 2 Dice

The aim of the game is to collect all the letter ‘jewels’ to spell out the word GANGSTA but watch out because the Queen is on the prowl and if you get caught by the Queen before stashing your jewels, they all have to be returned!

Each player moves by rolling both dice and moving the number on the white one themselves and the number on the black one for the Queen, therefore with everyone moving the Queen ahead each time she gets around the board quite quickly chasing everyone for their jewels. When you do catch a jewel of your colour you can stash it in your player’s piece until you pass the swag bag and can put it safely on the appropriate letter in the word Gangsta.

We found this Gangsta Granny Stash the Swag game fun and something that all the family enjoyed.  With four of us this game was perfect although can be played with between 2-4 players at a time.  Suitable for ages 7+ meant that this was perfect for all of us as my youngest is 8 and he really enjoyed this and particularly got excited as the Queen chased us all around the board and loved crossing the board using the secret passageways.  We found game play to last around an hour as although it seems easy enough to collect your Gangsta jewels, the Queen is always hot on your heels to steal them!

When someone does manage to collect all of the jewels and spell out the word ‘Gangsta’ they become the winner of game!

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Gangsta Granny board 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.

National Board Game Week with Pork Farms

Having just come to the end of National Board Games Week, it’s been great to get the family together, sat down without gadgets, happily playing good old fashioned board games!  To help celebrate the week, the UK’s leading Pork Pie manufacturers, Pork Farms.
PorkFarms_BoardGames3With some fun, downloadable bingo style sheets to use during play where you need to cross of certain achievements in each game and then printable certificates to hand to the winners, this made our weekend of game playing even more fun!

WP_20160502_14_48_53_ProWith Hasbro leading the way in fun family games, we dug into our games cupboard and found some fond favourites, Connect 4, Guess Who and Monopoly.  We were also sent Game of Life to try out, something I remember playing at friends houses when I was younger, and a game I knew my children, particularly 8yr old Miss M would love.

gamesGame of Life is quite literally a board game that takes you through the journey of life, from graduating from college, getting your first job, marriage, children, earning lots of paychecks and then heading for retirement.  The board game is well made with a good quality spinner attached to the board.  You also get cars to use as players counters to which you can add pegs representing people.  There are cards for landing on certain squares that allow you to earn more money along the way.  The journey ends when you all reach retirement and the winner is the person who has made the most money throughout their board game life!

games 3Miss M loved being banker alongside playing and picked up the rules straightaway.  Her verdict on the game was ‘brilliant’ and ‘I love it’.  Mister B played with assistance from us but soon got to grips with what he was doing, just needed a little help with his money.  We all absolutely loved playing this game and it was played over and over all weekend.

In the evening we did play our old family favourite, Monopoly, which Miss M loves as she acquires property and builds her empire charging mummy and daddy for landing on what she owns.  She was determined as ever this weekend and used the bingo card we had printed out, and surprise, surprise, she was our little winner!  As you can see she was thrilled.

WP_20160502_14_48_19_ProBoard games are a fantastic way to entertain the whole family.  If you’ve had fun playing games with your family over the past week, then send your best photo to Pork Farms on either Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #porkfarmsgames by Friday 6th May for a chance to win a whole stack of board games and a years supply of pork pies!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received a game in order to write an honest review.