Thursday, 7 September 2017

King Pong Game Review (age 8+) and Giveaway for Drumond Park

The Summer is over but it's not all bad news, game season is back! One of Drumond Park's newest releases is King Pong, a very active game for 2-4 players aged 8+. This is one that'll get the couch potatoes sitting up and joining in...


Inside the box is everything you'll need, and you do have to assemble this one yourself. Much like the game Crazy Claw there is a cube formed from clear plastic with a solid base, corner pillars and top. Then the pyramid fits neatly into the centre. It'll take about 10 minutes maximum - it's a newer design and much better, less fiddly than Crazy Claw.


Inside the box, as well as the King Pong game cube, you have 2 blocking triangles for covering sides where no player is sitting, and 5 balls each in yellow, blue, green and white.


The balls are ping pong balls with a textured plastic which feels nice in your hands. The colours are excellent - my colourblind sons have no trouble distinguishing them apart.


Each cube side has a tray clipped onto it to collect the balls which fall out of the hatch. Whenever you move the game, the trays immediately fall off, but this isn't an issue during play and they actually prevent the cube itself moving round on the table.


The aim of the game is really simple and anyone can play instantly. Start with 5 balls of one colour and bounce your balls into the cube, either through the top or the window on your side, hoping they then roll out a different side. Any balls which fall into your tray become yours and need to be bounced into the cube too.


Everyone plays at once and the aim is to grab the balls from the bottom tray and bounce them into the top or side of the box - using only ONE HAND. The pyramid inside randomly flips balls back out. When you have no balls of any colour left in your tray, you can slide shut the green hatch and you are the winner. Sounds simple.


It's actually manic. There are balls everywhere. This is a really energetic, yet pretty addictive game. You are determined to bounce the balls into the cube and have what seems like an endless supply to make your attempts. Each game only takes a few minutes - it can all be over in moments if you are a lucky good shot and the pyramid is kind to you!

You need quite a lot of space for this game in order to get a bounce on the table, probably a minimum playing area of around 70cm square for 4 players and more will be better. If you are only playing with 2 or 3 players, you can play in a smaller area. The ping pong balls do not bounce satisfactorily on carpet.


My youngest son likes this game best and that's as I'd have guessed. It's quite silly and the skill level is minimal, but there's something about it that appeals to our competitive side and it's so frantic and quick that you don't mind 'just another go'. Fishing all the balls out from under the sofa repeatedly is a pain though!

King Pong is distributed by Drumond Park and is suitable for 2-3 players aged 8+. Available now from all good toy shops including Smyths and Argos and Amazon rrp £24.99.

Drumond Park have offered a copy of King Pong as a giveaway prize for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. For help with Gleam or to see my other UK giveaways, please go to the Giveaways page...

The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 1st October. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form.

King Pong Game Review (age 8+) and Giveaway for Drumond Park



We were sent our copy of King Pong for review.

113 comments:

  1. We took the ferry over to the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast, and we got to see lots of puffins and seals! It was a lovely day and we had a bar lunch out too - in a pub overlooking the bay x

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  2. We went to Orlando, Florida. We had the most amazing time.

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  3. A fun day at a local festival
    We all got to play at clowns (literally) dressing up juggling stilt walking and eating lots of very unhealthy food!! The Sun shone all day too

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  4. Going to the beach with my family

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  5. Went on holiday with the kiddies!

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  6. We did a mini archeological dig which was amazing :)

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  7. Going on holiday to Italy, first time I've been to Italy. Great time.

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  8. We took our grandson to the Musee des Blindes (Tank Museum) in Saumur France.

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  9. The children and I visited some places we had never been to before. We like exploring new places.

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  10. christine shelley8 September 2017 at 17:00

    We have been on a cruise around the Greek Islands

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  11. staying in a tree house that had a hot tub!!

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  12. Going to New York for the first time ever x

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  13. we enjoyed a beautiful house in the country, with our grandchildren a holiday to remember

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  14. The most enjoyable bit about my summer has been this week, I had to do overtime at work all summer, and have finally got a week off!

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  15. We went to watch a beautiful sunset from sunny Hunstanton's famous striped cliffs

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  16. We pottered around Holmfirth village.

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  17. We stayed in an eco snoozebox at the Eden Project - amazing what they can make out of old shipping containers!

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  18. had a picnic in the rain with little grandson, loved it!

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  19. My regular walks in the countryside spotting the green parrots and the kingfisher

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  20. We took the kids to tayto park, it was a fantastic day out.

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  21. We went to Crete for our holidays,we all had a fab time especially at the water park & Dinosaur park.

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  22. Going to Devon and admiring the views and finding some quiet beaches for my son to play on.

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  23. We went to florida! It really was the best holiday ever

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  24. we went to corfu this year, we spent a day on a boat was so much fun!

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  25. The best thing was having our family visiting us from all over!

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  26. what was the best or most enjoyable thing you did this Summer . . . . .rockpooling with my grandsons

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  27. Going glamping in a Shepherd's Hut in Hampshire with the kids!

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  28. Our 1st seaside holiday as a family of 4

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  29. we went to chester zoo it was great and there was a pong in the monkey house haha x

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  30. Getting my bandaging off my legs. I could barely walk for 8 weeks so unfortunately nothing much got done!

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  31. Enjoyed an awesome holiday to Tenerife.🌴

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  32. Margaret Clarkson
    Looking for fossils on a local beach

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  33. we visited many national trust places!

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  34. We had a lovely picnic in the park with friends

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  35. My most enjoyable part of the summer was spending quality time with my daughter.

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  36. Going on our family holiday to Sensatori Crete which was amazing and best hotel stayed in

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  37. Our holiday to Corfu, it was so lovely To spend time together away from everyday life

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  38. had a day out in london to visit my daughter!!! xx

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  39. Family holiday to Spain

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  40. Taking my nephews camping for the first time.

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  41. Claire Elizabeth Noke24 September 2017 at 20:45

    We were lucky enough to get a fortnight in Fuerteventura. It was lots of fun and we met up with 2 families we met last year whilst out there :)

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  42. We went on a fab caravan holiday

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  43. Taking g my granddaughter on outings to the beach cafes and just having fun

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  44. My sister and I took part in the pretty muddy race for life

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  45. took my grandaughter on her first plane trip to spain

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  46. we went to Barcelona for our family holiday we had the best time

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  47. Has to be our holiday to France - some fantastic beaches!

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  48. Went to Warners 'Harry Potter' tour studio. It was literally magical.

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  49. Climbing Ben Nevis - it was freezing!

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  50. picnics in the park

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  51. went on a family holiday 7 adults and 6 kids

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  52. going to sound selfish here but my first girly holiday abroad (5 nights) for a hun night,first time away without hubby or kids in 18 years

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  53. We went to Butlins in Skeggness for my daughters 6th Birthday. It was great she had a little table with party hats for dinner, and then we went to the circus.

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  54. I watched my granddaughter in her ballet show!

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  55. A picnic on the beach watching the boys walk out into the sea xx

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  56. Wwtch my daughter marry a lovely man and gained 2 new step grandsons

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  57. The best thing has to be going to the seaside with my family.

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  58. I was swimming in the sea with my children and 2 dolphins passed, about 30 meters, behind us

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  59. Getting to spend quality time with my niece. I used to live far away from her but I moved back near home this year so we spent a lot of time together over the summer.

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  60. Booking a cheeky last minute week off of work and spending it around a pool in Devon. I so couldn't afford it but it was worth it as had a lovely week with my children <3

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  61. going to see little mix at scarborough open air theatre with my daughter. It was the worst down pour ever with lightening so so close we were soaked down to our underwear but it was still so much fun and i know my daughter will always remember it :D

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  62. i took my children to peppa pig land , they loved it x

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  63. we had great fun camping down in west wales

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  64. we stayed on a farm for a week, we loved it!!!

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  65. We went to visit theme parks which were a lot of fun

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  66. My two boys got christened together.

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  67. spending time with my grandchildren just wished they lived closer

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  68. spending sunny days at the beach in spain

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  69. We went to London for a few days

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  70. We taught my son to a ride a bike, the smile on his face was worth the hours :) xxxx

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  71. went to blackpool with my girlfriend.

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  72. We had a wonderful family holiday to the gorgeous Welsh seaside, visiting castles, National Trust properties, playing on the beach, having picnics and eating lots of delicious ice-cream.

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  73. Spending time with the family and doing family days out and picnics

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  74. Went to Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show :) weather was perfect and it was just a really lovely family day out

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  75. Can I be very selfish, but I met my favourite rugby league player THREE TIMES (well including once in September). The last one was amazing, as it was an Awards ceremony and the poor man had to sit at the same table as me for 3 hours. :) His OH even took the photos (which was extremely lovely of her), even took two so that I hopefully liked one of them. :)

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  76. i hav been driving nearly 2 years and barely left my town, this summer i drove down to essex to visit my brother,,, we had 4 days with him and his finace and it wasnt anything special but i loved every bit of it

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  77. we went camping, for 3 days, and it rained, but we had a ball anyhow

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  78. We went on a speedboat in Filey 🚤

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  79. a random family trip to seaside we woke up and just decided to go

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  80. my granddaughters first birthday

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  81. A holiday in a villa with the family (3 grandchildren included)

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  82. first visit to London with my granddaughter , her first visit, fabulous 2 nights and three days

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  83. We had a lovely day trip to Bridlington. We took the miniature train to Sewerby Hall, had a boat trip and ate fish and chips. The weather was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the day x

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  84. we didnt do much due to work,but the kids loved visiting a local petting centre,my 2 year old still cries now to go and play with the puppy! x

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  85. Watching my step-son body board for the first time. Very special.

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  86. We went to Rome, Italy for a family Summer holiday. Great time!

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  87. Bought a dingy and spent most of the hot days in it with the kids :-)

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  88. Threw my daughter a huge birthday bash xx

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  89. We were in corfu and had most fun hiring a boat

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  90. it has to be taking my mum to the baloon fiesta and she enjoyed it so much she even danced when the night glow came on seeing the look on her face is so rewarding to me

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