Monday, 7 March 2016

Electronic Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! from Drumond Park Review and Giveaway

It's been far too long, but we're back with a new review for Drumond Park and we've been sent Sshh! Don't Wake Dad!, a battery-operated board game for 2-4 players aged around 5+.

The aim of the game is to move your counter around the board, even across the 3D Dad's tummy, until you reach the fridge where you can pinch a very tempting slice of cake. Be careful though, if you disturb Dad as you go past then he'll wake up with a jump and you'll have to return to the start...

Electronic Sshh! Don't Wake Dad from Drumond Park Review and Giveaway

Each player selects a playing piece and moves around the board by use of a spinner, travelling to the next available square with the matching colour. If the spinner points to '+' then you can take a card from another player, if it shows the slippers then you move to the space ahead of the leading player.

Electronic Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! Family Board Game Review age 5+

This is a lovely spinner that works incredibly well. The little characters and the playing cards are all well made and really nicely illustrated. As with most of the electronic games from Drumond Park, Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! requires 3 x AAA batteries - for the sound and to activate the 'waking' of Dad.

Most spaces then require you to press the alarm clock beside the bed a given number of times - if the alarm goes off then Dad wakes up! Caught players return to the start, but are given a card matching the square that foiled them, protecting them from that obstacle in the future.

Electronic Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! Children's Board Game Review age 5+

If the player is positioned on the bed when Dad wakes up, they're knocked (temporarily) right off the board. It's actually pretty funny when this happens and exactly the sort of thing a 5 or 7 year old loves.
Electronic Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! Children's Board Game Review age 5+

To continue play you just turn him over and put him back to bed...

How does don't wake Dad turn back round

Each round only takes about 15 minutes and gameplay is so simple you can play straightaway out of the box, so Sshh! Don't Wake Dad is a great family game for playing with younger players - even if they do get so into it that they want to sit on the table!

What does Don't Wake Dad game look like

We've really enjoyed playing Sshh! Don't Wake Dad!. Because each failed attempt to get to the fridge means another card and therefore another 'safe square', it gets easier and quicker each attempt, and is never frustrating.

Sshh! Don't wake Dad! has a 'snoring' sound playing throughout, until Dad wakes up. This adds another dimension and makes you jump even more when he does wake up! There's a lot of laughing with this game. There are also quite a few 'nooooooo' moments when you are nearly at the cake and get sent back..


Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! is available from all good games stockists instore and online and has a recommended price of £22.99.

Drumond Park have offered a copy of Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! as a giveaway prize. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. There are no mandatory entries, please see full terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam form. UK entries only, the giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 3rd April.

To see my other giveaways and have help with Gleam, please see my giveaways page...

Sshh! Don't Wake Dad! Family Board Game Giveaway from Drumond Park

129 comments:

  1. My daughter crying,saying mummy or asking for milk/water

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  2. Our chihuahua - she sleeps on my bed and often has doggie nightmares where she starts whimpering in her sleep. I have to wake her up to shut her up!

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  3. My husband snoring keeps me awake most nights!! Xx

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  4. Next door neighbours dogs

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  5. Passing lorries

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  6. stephen ashdown7 March 2016 at 20:48

    My cats, they sit on me and purr loudly and rub their ace on my chin!

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  7. it used to be my grandad snoring in the next room but when he passed away i can still hear him

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  8. next doors dog

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  9. Elizabeth Hinds7 March 2016 at 21:34

    Either my husband snoring or my alarm going off...I hate both!! ;-)

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  10. Claire Elizabeth Noke7 March 2016 at 23:02

    my 3 blooming kids !!!

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  11. Once I'm asleep, nothing usually wakes me up, until my alarm goes off x

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  12. Our kitten , you would not believe the noise that comes out of such a little thing.

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  13. My partner snoring or my daughter having night terrors

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  14. my 4 month old in her co next to me :)

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  15. Any noise my two year old makes over the monitor

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  16. In my house, the answer to that question would be the alarm clock and the cats.

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  17. My cat - she's always most demanding when we're asleep!

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  18. Our hamster when his wheel need oiling lol

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  19. The cats looking to be fed at all hours of the night :)

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  20. nothing - I sleep like a log usually!!

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  21. I'm woken by the slightest sound, but it's the sound of my little boy stirring that wakes me most.

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  22. What makes a noise and wakes you up when you are sleeping? . . . . . . . . . husband snoring

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  23. My kids! Last one was my 5yo shouting that he really needed me. I ran in, and he asked if we could bake a cake. It was 5am.

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  24. Not much haha I once had all my kitchen collaspe and I was fast asleep and didn't notice til morning xx

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  25. The alarm clock if I sleep that long, otherwise one of the kids standing over me telling me it's up time!

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  26. I am a heavy sleeper but I wake easily to my little ones if they are crying or upset

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  27. Usually my oldest son wanting something, or the cats fighting

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  28. My daughter crying or shouting mummy and the kitten nibbling my feet .x

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  29. My children crying in the night :(

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  30. our little man still wakes sometimes, this wakes me up.

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  31. My little one waking through the night

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  32. My puppy snoring will wake me up, thank you

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  33. Lynsey Buchanan19 March 2016 at 10:24

    My next door neighbors parties

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  34. Loud music. I have worked shifts for many years, and found loud music the most disturbing. That is why we need to have Noise considered as a nuisance 9Anti-Social Behaviour) when it is at a level when others can hear it (those who have not chosen to listen to it).

    It is worthwhile remembering that those in Emergency services etc tend to work shifts. They are aiming to get sufficient restful sleep so that they can attend work, care for the sick, injured etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  35. My children, it's strange when you become a parent how attuned you become at hearing them, I'm sure before I had kids I would have slept through that sort of noise.x

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  36. Usually inconsiderate neighbours slamming car doors at silly o'clock!

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  37. My daughter when she wakes up in the night because she can't sleep 😑

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  38. Usually the hubby snoring or the puggle, shes just as loud as him!!

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  39. My daughter wakes me up by shouting morning.

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  40. My kids!! they always seem to wake up really early on the weekends

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  41. At the moment its my baby crying but if not that usually the hubby snoring lol x

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  42. usually the sound of one of my children moving about o and my husbands snoring grrr

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  43. Nothing! Have slept through the burglar alarm going off - it was a false alarm.

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  44. My daughter and it's often because her covers have come off as she is such a wriggle bottom

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  45. the kids jumping on me saying is it breakfast time at 6am!!

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  46. My neighbours radio at 7am on a Sunday monring!

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  47. My daughter shouting in her sleep :-(

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  48. The snoring of my partner can't handle it :0)

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  49. my tortoise walking about at night... he bangs and makes so much noise

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  50. My snoring hubby and my son calling me in the night.

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  51. Little man asking me to turn on the toilet light even if it is light!

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  52. My husband! He doesn't snore no....he talks and shouts in his sleep, wakes me up in a panic thinking somethings happened, it has even woke the kids before, resulting in a long night for me. He never remembers anything in the morning then wonders why everyone's tired and grumpy lol ;-)

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  53. My OH snoring his head off or puffing

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  54. the missus getting up to go to the loo in the middle of the night!!

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  55. Hubby! I sleep through alarm clocks :)

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  56. the cats snoring and then meowing for breakfast (Ellie Spider)

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  57. Lol nothing! My husband always gets up to the kids (bless him!) because I sleep so deeply! Saying that, I did wake up last week when the cat starting pawing my hair! He likes to chew it, little devil! - Carrie Talbot-Ashby

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  58. my tracter that sleeps next to me! ( b/f snoring his motor off)

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  59. My baby daughter in the next room - if she coughs or cries I wake up instantly.

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  60. My dog deciding that my bed is much more comfortable than his x

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  61. my alarm clock wakes me up. arghh! love the snooze button. :)

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  62. My parrot who decides that it's time for me to wake up so will groom my eyebrows and hair till i wake up! :( hehe it's very cute so she's forgiven :D

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  63. There is a birds nest in the corner of the roof just above bedroom and can hear the birds all night

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  64. My dog dreaming on the end of the bed

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  65. my one year old twin boys

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  66. The dog barking at anything that moves

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  67. My dogs tend to pick 4am to kick off at absolutely nothing! They're utterly spoilt and allowed to sleep in the bed so we're woken up by the barking frenzy. Idiots!

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  68. Pauline Burroughs3 April 2016 at 16:15

    The alarm clock

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  69. Steven Beasley3 April 2016 at 18:52

    Our puppy does.

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  70. Well.. it might be easier to say what doesn't wake me up lol. The cats, the lovely husband snoring, the kids banging around, the neighbours dogs barking, the TV, my alarm, birds singing, I have even be known to wake myself up snoring lol xx

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  71. Apart from my son- the cats! One of them likes to scratch at the bedroom door to try & get in. He's not allowed though as he runs into our mirrored wardrobe or climbs on the headboard and scratches it.

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  72. My daughter calling for me as her blankets have fallen off her bed no matter how well i tuck them in!

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  73. a alarm clock or my kids!

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  74. The kids running around in their bedroom

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  75. Little One Climbing Into Bed With Me

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  76. Joanna Kasznicki3 April 2016 at 23:20

    usually alarm clocks. my boyfriend has 6 in the morning. 6! its so annoying

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  77. My black labrador Zeus snoring at night and barking in the morning at the cat!

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