Friday, 23 August 2019

Gangsta Granny Board Game Review and Giveaway (Age 7+) Sent by Paul Lamond Games

Our latest game review has been sent to us by Paul Lamond Games, and it's a very easy to play board game for 2-4 players, where you have to collect stolen treasure and get it safely stashed without being caught!

If you have young readers then the chances are you've heard of Gangsta Granny, the children's book by comedian and author David Walliams. The story features a young lad, Ben, whose Granny cares for him when his parents are busy. He thinks she's quite boring until he discovers she's secretly a jewel thief, and joins her on her next escapade...

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board in gorgeous embossed tin

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game is packaged in a brilliant decorated tin. I love it and I have to say I was quite let down when I opened it.  It would have been excellent marks for usefulness and being Earth-friendly if it hadn't included a big plastic insert. Definitely Christmas morning-friendly though, instant open and play, no batteries or anything else required.

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game box contents counters rules board

You'll need a couple of minutes to set up before play, and before first play through you need to press out all of the double sided cardboard Diamond/GANGSTA Tokens. Players collect these tokens during play in their clever 3D Granny and Ben play pieces.

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game counters play pieces dice

The game rules are printed on the leaflet inside the box and there's a shortener version on the back of the tin. All of the GANGSTA Tokens are placed diamond side up in the Jewel House on the board and players travel around and collect them. You can only collect your own colour, but you turn over any you walk over.


The aim is to collect all letters/diamonds of your colour and place them safely in the Swag Bag. You are chased around the board by The Queen, who never enters the Jewel House portion of the board. If she catches you, she sends you back to the start - literally.

Every player moves themselves and then The Queen. I was caught by the Queen 3 times, returning me right to the beginning before I ever even managed to go all the way around the board and I didn't stash a single token all game. If I'm honest, it was a bit of a grind.

Gangsta Granny Board Game Gameplay in action travel around a board

Obviously someone did manage to collect all of their tokens, my 10 year old, who had only been caught by The Queen once. Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game is very much a game of chance, with the skill being the decision to try and stash your tokens or collect some more first.

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Playing Pieces with diamond tokens

The storage tin and the little playing pieces are great, the board not so much, as ours is already showing strain at the folds, but for the price tag I think you get a very fair deal on quality.

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag is bound to be very popular this Christmas with David Walliams' fans, but some players may find it frustrating unless you adapt the rules and maybe make The Queen a little less harsh, or allow stashing of tokens in extra places.

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game is available now priced £19.99rrp from all good games stockists, including online at Amazon (affiliate link below).


Gangsta Granny Board Game gorgeous embossed tin with removable lid

Paul Lamond Games have kindly offered a copy of Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by using the Gleam form below, and it's open to UK entrants only.

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 22nd September - for help if you are new to Gleam or to see my other giveaways, please see my giveaways page...

Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game Giveaway (Age 7+) Sent by Paul Lamond Games
We were sent our copy of Gangsta Granny Stash The Swag Board Game from Paul Lamond Games for review. Amazon links are affiliate, which means if people buy through my link then I earn a few pence as a thank you for adding it. You never pay any more.

67 comments:

  1. I'd be a cuddly, loving granny with pastel hair!

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  2. It must be babysitting because that seems to be my job now I am a granny

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  3. Private investigator, she still gets to sneak around and not tell people what she really does!

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  4. I think it could maybe be a nanny watching children

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  5. MI5 would still be exciting and legal :)))))

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  6. A forger maybe - not so energetic but still part of the gang!!

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  7. As Granny seems so interested in Jewellery :- Perhaps she could work for the Queen. Caring for, Protecting and Learning all about the Crown Jewels, etc. Then she could do tours :- Explaining to the Public / the Queen's " Subjects" the facts regarding these Jewels, where they came from, their significance and history.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Hello! I think that a legal occupation that Granny could do would be to write childrens story books. She has such a great imagination so I bet she would be really good at that.

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  9. A knitter and have her own wool shop. Woolly granny

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  10. Granny should be a spy! No one would suspect her ;)

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  11. A Cat sitter it's Purrrfect

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  12. I think she would make a great detective - she must know all the ins and outs and tricks!

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  13. fiona waterworth27 August 2019 at 20:39

    granny should be taking babies around the park in perambulators

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  14. Thank you. Helpful information.

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  15. A private detective

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  16. Robert Mark Ward30 August 2019 at 09:16

    Grannies could be story tellers, passing on their history & knowledge.

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  17. I think she should maybe start a knitting club and grow old gracefully haha

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  18. Margaret Clarkson
    Tour Guide

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  19. I reckon she'd be a great politician, maybe Prime Minister?!

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  20. A treasure hunter the ones that go on the open seas to look for treasure, dressed a pirate

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  21. She would be a great actress, look how well she manages to keep this under wraps

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  22. I think she'd make a great lollipop lady!

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  23. A knitting lady x

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  24. A Granny is the perfect story teller being fact or fiction.

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  25. An antiques dealer and enthusiast. Would suit all her skills and she could maintain her love of jewellery :)

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  26. A Shopkeeper.

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  27. Gangster Granny would make a fabulous storyteller for the children

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  28. A jeweller! She obviously knows her stuff!

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  29. The granny should work for shreddies.
    I've heard they've got some kinda sweatshop going on there where nannies are forced to knit delicious cereals.

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  30. To be honest - im with gangsta granny - baby sitting at home is not for me!!! Go oooooooooooooooooooon girl

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  31. I would say a knitter - knitting toys for little babies

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  32. Security guard, she'd get to eyeball folk frisk them.

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  33. Dinner lady or librarian!

    Emma platt

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  34. Lollipop lady. She definitely wouldn't be scared of stepping on the road and stopping all the cars!

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