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.
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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.