Don’t Laugh

Don’t Laugh, is a fun board game from Drumond Park for ages 8+ it sounds easy, but after having a go its much more difficult than the name suggests! When the box arrived the boy couldn’t wait to get started, but he had to wait a short while as I went out to get batteries.

don't laugh

The box contains, a microphone (requires 3AAA batteries not included) 4 playing pieces, rules, board, and 100 double sided joke cards. As with other Drummond Park games, the rules are clear and simple, the clue to the game is in the title, the whole idea of the game is not to laugh! The youngest player starts, they choose a joke from the top card and read it out, then push the timer on the microphone. The other players have to try their hardest to keep a straight face until the timer finishes. During this time the joke teller can use sound effects from the microphone to catch the other players off guard!

We had great fun learning how to play Don’t Laugh, and the boy was very good at reading the joke cards, choosing one that would make us laugh is the key to the game. We discovered that Dad M not only cheated, but also couldn’t keep a straight face, meaning he was good to score points off. There are additional rules, of pressing one button dependant on the space your playing piece lands on the board. But to be honest, because the buttons on the microphone are small and all the same colour we found it difficult to remember which one was which. It was good fun just looking at Dad M as he tried to keep a straight face!

game play dont laugh

The winner of the game is the first person to cross the finish line, you score one point for each person you made laugh so the more people who play the quicker the game play is. We would recommend Don’t Laugh for your next kids party, and ages 8-10 will think Don’t Laugh is very funny. With some very funny noises on the electronic microphone including silly voices that sound just like minions!

There were good and bad jokes, and some we just didn’t get, this added to the fun as we had to explain some to the boy. With three jokes to each side of a card, 600 jokes in total should keep you playing for a while. We also thought this would be a great sleepover game. We think the boy would have more fun playing with his friends rather than a grown up family game. Find out more about Drumond Park on Facebook and twitter. Don’t Laugh is available now from retailers and online for RRP £19.99

If you would like the chance to play Don’t laugh with your family and friends, then why not enter your details in my giveaway below.
Don’t Laugh Drumond Park

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Disclaimer we were sent a copy of this game for review, the opinions remain ours and have not been altered.

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  1. Q – what did mummy tomato say to the baby tomato?
    A – Come on! Ketchup !!! 🙂

  2. Did you hear about the cannibal policeman who was sacked?

    He was found grilling his prisoners.

  3. I am loving all your jokes, maybe I should send them to Drumond park for the next edition of Don’t Laugh!

  4. LOL Tina, I hear some great jokes but I always forget them so I will tell you a recent joke my eldest son told me…Q: Why do cats make terrible storytellers?
    A. They only have one tail!

  5. I brought a packet of animal biscuits and on the side it said ‘do not eat if the seal is broken’
    I opened the packet and what do you know the seal was broken.
    I tried to convince myself it was a walrus
    But it was definitely a seal

  6. My sister bet me I couldn’t make a car out of spaghetti… You should have seen her face as I drove pasta!

  7. Knock, Knock
    Who’s there ?
    Old Lady
    Old Lady Who?
    I didn’t know you could yodel!

  8. Q: “What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish?”
    A: “You can’t tuna fish.”

  9. My five year old son’s favourite joke is – Why do giraffe’s have such long necks? So they don’t have to smell their own feet.

  10. What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish?
    You can’t tuna fish.

  11. What’s the difference between ignorance and indifference? I don’t know and I don’t care.

  12. Did you hear about the man that got drunk?
    its his own fault for sitting on the side of a tea cup

  13. Q: What did Cinderella say when her photos did not show up?
    A: Someday my prints will come!

  14. Whats the difference between a Tea Bag and the England Football Squad … A Tea Bag stays in the Cup longer

  15. Whats invisible and smells of bananas ??????

    ….. a monkeys Burp

    This is my little boys favourite … 🙂

  16. my daughter beths fav joke is , why are pirates called pirates ?? cause they rrrrrr matie !! lol she has told this joke a thousand times

  17. I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker.

    But when I got home, all the signs were there.

  18. Two crisps were walking down the street when a car pulled up and asked if they wanted a lift. They replied no thanks we’re Walkers

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