Jitterbug really is a charming family game

I’m not really a lover of games. I think it comes from being an only child. I had no one to play games with (everybody say “ahhhh”). However, every so often a game comes along that I actually enjoy.

When we were asked to review Jitterbug Big L was overjoyed. You can thank the power of advertising and breakfast television. Yes, Milkshake, I’m looking at you.

What’s in the Jitterbug’s box?

What’s in the box (not the Duplo – that was to steady the Jitterbug’s head)

When you open the box you will find:

  • A big body
  • A hat
  • 4 green legs (these are fixed)
  • 4 blue legs
  • 4 red legs
  • 4 yellow legs
  • 4 orange legs

What you will need to make your Jitterbug

  • Philips screwdriver
  • 2 x AA batteries

How to make your Jitterbug

You need to put the hat on his head – don’t be scared to push this with a bit of force, it clicks on. The same goes for the green legs – they need a good push to get them on. The green legs stay on and make the Jitterbug vibrate.

You also need to put the batteries in. Once this is done you’re good to go!

What age is Jitterbug aimed at?

Jitterbug is for children over the age of 4 but out two-year old tried to get involved.

I can imagine grandparents will love this game at parties!

The aim of the Jitterbug game

This is where the fun starts! You need a flat surface for this.

Each player is given four legs of the same colour.

One player taps the Jitterbugs hat and starts it jittering. You then have to try and attach your coloured legs to the jitterbug while it vibrates across the floor (or table). This is easier said than done as the legs fall off with all the jittering!

 

Big L playing Jitterbug

Who is the winner?

The winner is the first one to attach all their legs and hit the Jitterbug’s hat to stop him.

What did we think of Jitterbug?

We have played it a couple of times as a family. And it has come out when Big L had a play-date. It’s been a big hit with children and adults alike. In fact it would make a good after dinner party game – but I am told I’m a bit immature.

Here is a little video of us playing

Where can you buy Jitterbug?

You can buy Jitterbug from all good toy shops and supermarkets for between £10 and 20 depending on where you shop! And here from this affiliate link:

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*We were sent Jitterbug free of charge to review but all opinions are my own

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