With this crazy weather we’ve been having lately I’ve been on the look out for toys and games that we can enjoy in the garden. It’s been just too hot for the trampoline, so something a little more sedate has been in order. That’s where Gazillion Bubbles Bubble Pong has been perfect.
Many adults may be more familiar with Beer Pong (which is what I accidentally kept calling this in a sleep deprived, unable to stand the heat, moment – much to the kids amusement). Bubble Pong follows a very similar concept.
Two players stand, or sit, opposite each other, and the aim is to get the ping pong ball into the opponents hole on the Bubble Pong game. When they do their opponent gets a face full of bubbles.
There are three different difficulty settings – all depending on which plastic insert you put in, which changes the size of the hole you are aiming to get the ball into. Once the balls have gone in the holes they then trigger the bubbles, before running down to the tray where players collect them from to throw again.
I’m not sure if it’s just me having rubbish aim, but I seemed to keep managing to get the balls into my own hole – meaning Little Miss C escaped relatively bubble-free, whilst I found myself covered in them!
Any idea of counting the number of balls that went in was totally lost on us. The game has a timer on it and we found that we just kept going and laughing until the timer ran out.
One word of warning about bubble pong. I ended up with two disappointed kids when I first tried to get it out to play as I hadn’t realised that you need 8 (yes eight!) AA batteries. And seeing as they’re not included, we just didn’t have enough in the house. A few online listings for the game say that it only needs 2, so please don’t be caught out.
The machine also has a continuous bubbles mode. The kids made the most of this for a bubble popping competition in the garden. I can see this also being really popular with the baby when he or she comes along. As everyone knows babies just love bubbles. As do kids of all ages!
Both Little Miss C and Master C loved playing Bubble Pong in the garden. Admittedly it ended up being much more about having fun than playing a game, but that’s not exactly a problem.
For those of us that are supposedly more grown up I can also see this being a great family alternative to beer pong. Perfect for playing at a summer BBQ, or other family garden event. I also expect there would be some hilarious results if you tried a late night vision of it.
Where to buy
You can buy Gazillion Bubble Bubble Pong in store at Tesco, or online via Amazon. It has an RRP of £19.99. It’s also worth noting that you can also buy 2 litre bottles of the Gazillion Bubbles solution, which I have to say seems to be far better for bubbles than many other brands.
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