Kids love pretending to be grown-ups, which is ironic because Dads usually act like big kids. Never is this more obvious than when Dad gets to cook on a BBQ.

It’s the fire. It’s getting to cook on an open fire. And cooking meat! Nothing more manly than cooking meat on an open flame.

Barbecue Party from Drumond Park (link, rrp £19.99, age 4+) is therefore an attractive prospect for kids. It’s a classic pick-up-the-item-without-setting-it-off game with a BBQ theme.

Barbecue Party

As the chef, each child takes turns drawing cards and either putting the corresponding items on to the BBQ, or taking it off. The big, colourful BBQ in question, however, is awful nervy and is prepared to eject all the food at the slightest touch.

I love these games! The kids look genuinely wide-eyed and thrilled at the idea of getting a shock when the BBQ throws the food in the air.

The parts are top quality. You get to put the googly eye stickers on the food which makes it quite comical. It looks great. The food is very colourful and the main BBQ is sturdy enough to last.

Barbecue Party

A good test is this. What does a child say when the game is finished? In this case, both my girls reaction was “can we play it again?”! That says it all.

Drumond Park’s Barbecue Party is available from all good toy stores.


Drumond Park Games are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a copy of Barbecue Party! Simply enter using the widget below. Closing date is midnight on Monday 18th July. Good luck!

Competition has now closed.

Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 18 July 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is one copy of Barbecue Party from Drumond Park Games.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw closing. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.
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