Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad NEW Drumond Park game – Review

Shhh don’t wake dad is a brand new family game from Drumond park, and is available now in plenty of time for Christmas. Recommended for ages 5+, 2-4 players this game will be a great hit this Christmas for families all over the country.

The box contains a playing board, 4 coloured playing pieces, a spinner, rules, 16 cards and of course dad in his bed complete with alarm clock.

The game set up is easy with 2 AA batteries to insert into the bed unit (not included), and a couple of coloured stickers to add to the blanket of dads bed. The boy and I then set up the board which was simple to fold out, and with an equal amount of cards dealt to each player the youngest then starts. Dad is then twisted, and faceplanted onto the pillow. The boy thought this was very funny and with the addition of dads snoring when the switch is turned on means this game will be filled with giggles from start to finish.

sssh dont wake dad


The aim of the game is to get to the fridge and the large chocolate cake without waking dad, cards are dealt to each player and placed face up in front of them. Simply take turns to spin the spinner and move to the next coloured square on the board. Each square has a picture and number, if the square you land on has a picture, the same as one of your cards you are safe. If you don’t have that card, then the next step is to press dads alarm clock the same number of times as the number on your square. But remember “Shhh don’t wake dad!” As he will jump up out of bed, catch you sneaking past and send you back to the start. There are some extra rules which help game play, the first is, you get to take the matching game card for the square you are on if you end up waking dad. Secondly that only one player can be on a coloured square at any one time, so you can move further ahead to the next available empty coloured square.

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If like me you are a naturally jumpy person then when dad jumps up there will much hilarity! As Dad makes me jump out of my skin, yes every time. Shhh don’t wake dad, is such a simple yet fun game that I think it would be difficulty to dislike this game. We certainly had great fun making dad do his faceplants and trying to get past him. It turns out that this game can take some time to play and isn’t over as quickly as you would first think. Of course the boy was the first winner, sneaking as far as the bed and not getting caught. We love the addition of having the squares over dads bed which means that other players can also get caught out. This game is perfectly suited for a family get together and as the rules are easy to learn and understand Shhh don’t wake dad will be fun for younger family members.

We have thoroughly enjoyed playing shhh don’t wake day, and think you will too. If you would like the chance to win shhh don’t wake day in time for your next family get together, then why not enter my giveaway below.

Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad

Disclaimer, we were sent this game for review the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

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  1. Personally, I think being British means you love your country for what it is and are proud of where you are born and who you are.

  2. Being British means having a well-known respected Royal Family and having many successful different people now and in the future

  3. I love being British, I live in Bristol and we have a history here of the architect Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We have the Bristol Suspension Bridge and I am proud to be ina city with it, it is amazing and everyone who comes to Bristol visits it. That’s Bristish!!

  4. British, to me is to be born and live in Britain. In the past we used to hear and read of Great Britain. It would be nice to have the Great restored in name, Culture, Heritage, Inheritance ( I believe we need to have some core secure elements in order that we can see, feel and value our uniqueness from other countries / places. Something to pass on to future generations, and for visitors to sense, feel accepted and enjoy :- Taking good memories with them for their future, happy to reminise their visit /s to Great Britain).

  5. What does being BRITISH mean to you? . . . . .fish and chips / lousy weather / the royal family / Stonehenge

  6. I am proud to be BRITISH. The Royal Family, The Countryside, Tea, Queuing, Harry Potter, James Bond, Roast Dinners, Fish and Chips, Football, Strawberries and cream, Tom Hardy <3 who wouldn't be proud lol xx

  7. Home, family, friends. I’m proud of being British, every time I hear the anthem at events I get a special buzz. Yorkshire pudding and bacon butties too.

  8. As a naturalized British citizen, being British is a choice to support the country, learn about its history and culture, and do what I can to be a good representative.

  9. What does being British mean?

    In recent times, it’s meant not being that proud of the way that our leaders have treated the poor, people who are ill, people who need help the most.

    However, bad times to bring out the best in people. When the government won’t look after you, the British people step up and provide the help themselves.

    We set up food banks (heart-breaking that it has to be done at all) and donate to charity. They spend their time volunteering to help others.

    We protest to highlight the injustices of others. Just this weekend, we lined the streets in our thousands to try to help those escaping from Syria.

    We praise diversity and embrace multiculturalism. We accept that ‘being British’ is an evolving definition. Britain (and Europe) will far different in 50 years than it is today, the same was that it is different from 50 years ago. (How rotten would it be if we never changed or adapted?)

    Being British means that we set a high standard for ourselves and also have the potential to meet that standard. I hope.

  10. I love being British – we have a beautiful coastline and gorgeous countryside, we have good manners and a great sense of humour too.

  11. This looks like great fun for all the family.I love playing games with my grandchildren and they seem to enjoy it too.This would be a welcome addition to grandma’s games x

  12. Being British to me means being proud of who you are – proud of the British culture and proud of the history of Britain. Plus of course talking about the weather and drinking plenty of tea, and the British sense of humour is essential!

  13. Being born under the Union Jack. Im proud to be british. Have a wonderful army behind us and a lovely Royal Family. Everything british makes me happy

  14. Not based on where you come from, your religion, your skin colour etc. It’s about the culture – queuing, loving tea, proud of our country etc. Doesn’t matter if you were born here or not

  15. Being British means to me something to be proud of, although we have hard times we are luckier than most, oh and of course tea and good food

  16. Fry Ups, Cuppa teas and RAIN! But… The bad weather also means more fun with my boys, splashing in puddles, welly walks and home to hot chocolates! 🙂

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