Let’s be honest. There’s nothing like a game involving general bodily rudeness to capture the imagination of youngsters (and many adults) and we’ve been sent just such a game to review by Drumond Park Games.
The electronic Og on the Bog (rrp £24.99), age 5+ for 2-4 players) is truly hilarious and takes revolting games to completely new heights with its outrageous brand of gross and disgusting toilet humour.
This may well be an acquired taste but my two found it very funny indeed. Og on the Bog is simple but appeals to a vast range of youngsters up to the age of 11 and beyond.
The aim of the game is to steal Og’s loo rolls and leave him stranded on the loo. Players take turns on the spinner to see if they can sneak a loo roll of its pole.
If your hands are unsteady, however, you’ll disturb Og who will fart loudly and scare them away!
As play proceeds anticipation and excitement build because if Og does a truly humungous, explosive fart, he blows his Bog apart!
To play you set up Og and his bog in the centre of the table. Each player is given a loo roll to start them off and the youngest player spins the tree stump spinner.
A red cross means you’ve made a noise and it’s not safe to tip-toe up to Og’s Bog, so your turn is over and the next player spins.
The hand holding a loo roll means you can pinch a loo roll from any other player!
A green tick means you can stealthily try to steal a loo roll from Og’s loo roll pole… and here’s the tricky part. You have to push down the front step of the bog to see if Og has heard you. If he says anything, he has – and you must run away; your turn is over.
If he grunts or farts he has not heard you – and you can try to lift that loo roll off the pole.
If you twitch it too much, Og will make another noise: if he shouts out something (which could be quite rude!), you must drop the loo roll back on the pole and your turn is over. If he grunts or farts – success! – he did not hear you and you can keep that precious loo roll.
A wobbly hand might just set Og off more than once during your loo-roll-lifting efforts, and the same rules apply; if he shouts, drop it – but if he farts, you’re safe (and I never thought I’d hear myself say that one)!
If Og does a monster fart and his bog explodes during your turn, you have to put two of the loo rolls you’ve already collected back on to the pole and finish your turn, raising the walls of Og’s bog once again so that play can continue.
The winner is the first player to collect three loo rolls if 4 of you are playing, otherwise you have to collect 4 loo rolls each.
You do need to have a steady hand to retrieve the loo rolls and it doesn’t take much for Og’s bog to explode, leaving him sat looking very disgruntled.
The game is just the right level of complexity for Caitlin and Ieuan and an ideal length – we found it lasted around 10-15 minutes which is ideal for their attention span.
It’s also blissfully easy to set up with a well printed set of instructions. There’s nothing worse than a game that takes longer to set up than it does to play (and we’ve had a few!).
I have one copy of Og on the Bog to give away to one lucky winner to test their own loo roll retrieval skills.
Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget and terms and conditions apply (on my competitions page). UK entrants only and the giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 23rd April.