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TimetoPlayMag.com Ratings and Reviews
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- Fun — Does it engage the child? Does it inspire imaginative play? Does it contribute to creative expression? Is it entertaining?
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What It Is
Torx is a new line of action games geared toward boys from Wild Planet. Each Torx game is designed to focus on aim, energy, strategy, and skill. One of the first games in this new line is Whipslammer. There are three ways to play. First is the original Whipslammer game. Slap the Whipslammer toward your opponent and dodge it as it comes flying back at you. Both players' feet must stay on the ground. Slamingo can be played solo or with a friend. Stand on one foot and whack the Whipslammer, then hop out of the way to dodge it. The third game is Ragin' Rally where two players hit the Whipslammer back and forth, counting the hits, adding them up, and trying to beat their record. The Whipslammer stands 40.5 inches tall.
However, one of the great things about this game is that "house rules" can apply. In other words, kids can make up their own games.
Why It’s Fun
This is a great toy for getting kids active, strengthening balance and hand-eye coordination, and having fun. The three different games are a lot of fun and offer plenty of challenge, but kids can also create their own games with the Whipslammer.
Who It’s For
Torx Whipslammer is for ages 8 and up. While the Torx line is geared toward boys, we think boys and girls—and even adults—will enjoy playing with the Whipslammer.
What to Be Aware of
There is some assembly required. You will need to fill the base with your own water or sand so that it will be stable when placed on the ground.