There was much excitement in the geek household when our second parcel of games from Megableu arrived for review. We had already had loads of fun with our previous review games, Creepy Hand and Ghost Hunt Evolution, and were keen to try the other offerings. This time around we received Trickin’ Camel and CobrAttack.
Accept his challenge or risk getting wet
In Trickin’ Camel you get to play three different mini games against the camel, and if you win you get to take one of his bottles, but if you lose the camel spits real water at you! The camel has three buttons in front of him which light up different colours. In the first mini game the lights flash randomly, getting faster and faster. When they stop, you have to press the light that lit last. Sounds easy enough, but it’s actually really tricky, and this game got us wet more than any of the others! The In the second mini game the camel’s lights flash in a pattern which you then have to repeat. If you get it right, an extra light is added next time (like Simon for those of you who are old enough to remember that one!). The final mini game is like “whack-a-mole“, where the lights light up randomly, and you have to press the lit one as quickly as you can.
You can see all three games in action in this short video:
Trickin’ Camel is suitable for between 1 and 4 players, and recommended for ages 5 and up. We all enjoyed playing this game, although the kids quickly started angling the camel away from themselves so as to avoid getting wet. To be fair, you don’t get very wet at all – the camel only spits a tiny amount of water, so even if you do very badly at the game you’re not going to get soaked. The mini games could be easily picked up by the 5-year-old geekson, and proved equally challenging to him as to the rest of the family.
The only thing that Trickin’ Camel doesn’t do that we thought would be nice is to allow you to select which mini game you play. In every game you have to play all three mini games in the same order. We’d quite like to be able to just play the “Simon” game or just the “whack-a-mole” game if we wanted to. But that small gripe aside it’s a great game and I think would provide loads of fun to any family.
Trickin’ Camel requires 3 AA batteries which are not included in the box. It retails for around £20 and can be bought from these online retailers. You can support this site and contribute towards my hosting costs by buying through my Amazon affiliate link.
Call out! He’s watching you!
In Cobra Attack your challenge is to reach the basket and remove the jewel without the cobra seeing you. You start off across the room from the basket, and the cobra’s eyes glow green when it is safe to move. When the eyes glow red you must stand still. If the cobra senses you moving when his eyes are red he will leap from the basket, and you are out of the game! It’s like an electronic version of the playground game “statues“. There are three different difficulty settings, so it can be set to a level to provide a challenge to all ages. The geekdaughter really enjoyed this game, but the geekson got a little bit scared by the thought of the snake popping out unexpectedly and so retired to watch from the safety of the doorframe.
CobrAttack can be played by one or more players and is suitable for ages 5 and above. The game requires 4 AA batteries to operate, which are not included in the box. It can be purchased from the same online retailers as Trickin’ Camel, and retails for around £25. Again you can support this site by buying through my Amazon affiliate link.
What we particularly liked about both these games is that they can be played with any number of players. Our kids frequently don’t want to play the same game at the same time, but with both of these they can play on their own if they want to. It’s also easy to expand the game to include other players when the other one suddenly decides that what their sibling is doing looks really fun and they want to play too! Both games appeal to a wide range of ages, and we think they’d be excellent additions to your family games collection this Christmas.
Disclosure: I was provided with Trickin’ Camel and CobrAttack for review purposes. All words and opinions are my own. Amazon links within this post contain my affiliate ID – if you make a purchase after clicking I will receive a very small commission payment at no additional cost to you.