Play Fun Speedy Doc is a family friendly game aimed at ages 8+ with quick paced rounds of questions where you all have to think of answers until someone duplicates or can’t think of one. The Doc himself runs the games and controls who starts, how much time you have and how many ‘zeros’ the loser of each round should take.
The game required no setting up other than batteries being inserted and the ‘zero’ cards being pushed out of the perforated card. I love that there is a handy storage space in the back of Speedy Doc to keep them safe and use as required during play. There is a simple on/off switch on the back of the doc and then he is ready to go. You don’t really need to read the instructions other than how to get him to repeat something or pause the game as he guides you through and takes control of the game.
To control Speedy Doc you press lightly on his head, so to start a game someone presses his head and then he starts the first round. He will tell you which player should start by saying something like ‘the player with the longest hair’ and tell you whether to continue left or right. He’ll then ask a question such as ‘name a sport you can play at school’ or ‘name countries beginning with B’ and then you go round giving your answer. After you speak you need to press the doc’s head and then it’s the next player but beware, if you take too long to give your answer, he will time you out and that will be the end of the round. He’ll then tell you how many ‘zeroes’ to take before proceeding with the next round. After several rounds he’ll declare the end of the game and the person with the least zeroes is the winner!
To keep things interesting Speedy Doc with make random changes in the game such as switching the order of the players or telling the player who just got a ‘zero’ to give it to another player. We found the game fast paced and fun, with lots of silly answers coming out as we tried to think of ideas for the answers. You can tell the doc if someone duplicates or says a wrong answer and he’ll end that round. Being suitable for ages 8+ is probably right as younger ones aren’t able to think of enough answers to keep up, although my almost 7yr old joined in and we let him off for some of his answers to involve him in the game. My 9yr old enjoyed it though (well maybe not when she got a zero) but it does bring out the competitive side in people but also gets you using your brain and thinking of things to answer the question. We enjoyed it and think it’ll be a great game to bring out on Saturday nights and at Christmas when we can have lots of family fun!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.