If you have seen any of my other reviews of games you know that our family loves them. It is such a fun way to get the whole family together for a night of fun. The most recent game that we got was Soggy Doggy. At first I was nervous about this game because I like to keep messes to a minimum. So a game that seemed to create messes was a little bit nerve racking for me. Then we played it for the first time and it is now one of our (mine included) favorite games to play as a family.
*I received the below product from Spin Master in exchange for my honest opinion.
What is Soggy Doggy?
This is a great question! You and the others who are playing move around the board. While you move around the board you will land on spaces. These spaces have one of two options on it. The first option is to push a button (either one or two times, depending on the space you land on) that will spray water on the dog from the shower head. The second option is to turn the nozzle (either one or two times, depending on the space you land on) that may get the dog shaking that water off. It is so much fun feeling that anticipation as you turn the dial waiting to see if that turn will get the dog shaking. The winner is then the first person to make it back to the beginning of the game board.
What is included in this game?
In this game you will get:
- A Soggy Doggy
- A Game Board
- 4 Playing Pieces
- 4 Tokens
- A Bathtub
- A Showerhead
- A Die
You will need to include your own AA batteries, 3 of them.
The set up for this game is really easy.
All I had to do to set up for this game was attach a few pieces, add water and put the dog and shower head on. Then it is ready to go! There was one thing that got me nervous about this game which had to do with the way they have the box packed because once you open it all the little pieces are on top. I opened it and was immediately cautious seeing all those little pieces. Then as I opened the rest of the box I realized there actually weren’t too many little pieces after all. This may be why though that this game is recommended for ages 4 and up because of those pieces.
My kids loved this game.
I would say that the 4 year old recommendation is a good one. We played with my 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son and they both did great but my son had a hard time understanding he only got to turn the nozzle once instead of until the dog started shaking (his favorite part). So playing this game with a child who is so young ended up being me having to tell him to stop a lot. We did still have fun though and ended up playing more than once.
Now to my main concern, the messy water.
So as I said before I was nervous about the mess this game would make. We started playing and a few turns into the game the dog shook for the first time. My kids of course were loving it but I was nervous about my new hardwood floors. Then we turned the shaking off so I could asses the damage and it was not bad at all. You can see in the picture above what water ended up on the floor, not bad right? After we finished that game I ended up putting it on a towel just to give it the easiest of cleanups and it worked great!
So overall I highly recommend this game. There was nothing I found that was wrong with it or that we didn’t like (like I said the one concern I did have was resolved soon into our first time playing). Another great bonus about this game is that it retails for only $19.99! This could be a great Christmas gift this year for kids of all ages and would be a fun game to play together Christmas night!
Who do you know who would love this game? Let us know in the comments below along with any questions you may have!