Do you like your game nights to be a bit of challenge? Do you prefer something a bit different to Snakes & Ladders? Well, we have been playing a game that is perfect for summer, very competitive, one that is filled with wacky challenges and is hilarious fun for families, teenagers and adult friends! This game is Step Right Up! – the game of competitive and crazy challenges, from Lucky Egg Games.
Step Right Up! is a party game of competitive and crazy challenges. It is suitable for 2 to 8 players, aged 8+, with a playing time of around 50 minutes. With over 130 challenges it is perfect for summer as it can be played outdoors in the garden as well as indoors.
In Step Right Up! players take turns to complete a random challenge. They pick a challenge card, then compete with others to complete it. That could involve throwing, catching, balancing, jumping and much more. It is a game that will test your athleticism and your calmness under pressure to the max! But best of all, it is absolutely hilarious!
In the box:
- 132 Challenge Cards
- 4 Bean Bags
- 5 Rubber Bands
- Inflatable Beach Ball
- Measuring Tape
- Sand Timer
- 96 Tokens
- Rules Booklet
- 2 Triangular Boxes Used for Challenges
Step Right Up! is a wacky party with 132 fun challenges to be attempted. It is suitable for the whole family – kids to grandparents, teenagers and their friends or adult groups to try and complete to win tokens. Step Right Up! is a game that will leave you, and everybody playing or even just observing, in fits of laughter. It is a game that can be just as easily played outside (when the weather allows) as it is inside.
To play Step Right Up! you will need a large playing space as players will be jumping around, throwing things etc. which makes it a perfect garden game. Before play begins, empty the contents of the box on to a table and separate into 4 piles with the 4 different types of challenge cards (Popcorn Challenge, Umbrella Challenge, Trumpet Challenge and Sunglasses Challenge). Each player receives a Mystery Challenge Card and scans the QR code for their own secret challenge (this can be attempted at any point during the game to try and win a token of their choice – the challenges are randomised and updated every few months). That’s the setting up done, apart from getting any drinks or snacks, and you are now ready to play.
The oldest player starts, sorry kids.
To play the game, each player takes turns choosing a challenge card from the 4 decks and reads it aloud so that all the other players can hear. They must then attempt the challenge on the card: this can be a solo challenge, partner challenge, group challenge or opponent challenge. For example: Human Basketball is a Sunglasses Challenge and is a solo challenge (all players play individually) – another player stands 2 metres away and forms a hoop with their arms. The active player then attempts to shoot as many hoops as they can with the inflatable beach ball, all in 30 seconds. All players have a go and the player that scores the most hoops wins a token (sunglasses).
As players work their way through some wacky challenges, for every challenge won or completed, the players take a token that matches the symbol on the card. If you have three of the same tokens you can swap two of them for one different token. The winner is the first player to win all four different types of tokens.
Overall, we have loved playing Step Right Up! It is a wacky, hilarious and energic game that is suitable for the whole family and is the perfect game for playing out in the garden this summer.
The challenges are great fun and have something that will suit all ability levels and ages. Whilst playing the game, you use a variety of objects: beach ball, bean bags, blindfold, rubber bands and even the box, to complete the varied challenges. It really is a fun and active game where participation is a must and one that the youngest to the eldest family member will love. The challenges will see you go head-to-head with other players, have solo or group challenges or even team up with another player to complete the crazy tasks. You must jump, bounce, catch, balance, throw, blow, roll and shoot to win tokens.
With 132 competitive and crazy challenges, as well as mystery challenges (accessed by scanning a QR code), playability is good, and the game can be played repeatedly. The challenges are all explained very well on each challenge card with good images to illustrate the actions. The challenges are varied and have different levels of ability, but most can be attempted/achieved by all age groups and fitness levels.
With each challenge, there could be one winner, multiple winners or even no winners. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for all players to win tokens needed to become the Step Right Up! challenge winner.
The rules of play are very easy to understand. What we liked about the rules was that they do change slightly depending on number of people playing to allow all players a fair and equal chance at winning.
With a game that sees the components bounced and thrown around, the quality of the items is excellent. With the abuse they take, they need to be and are standing up very well to all the manhandling that they take.
I think that Step Right Up! is a fun party game that will be lots of quality entertainment for family game nights or just to have great fun with friends. Age is no barrier to who can play, and it really is a game of taking part and having fun rather than who the overall winner is (although it is good to win). A great way to have fun in the garden and enjoy the outdoors this summer. And when the weather isn’t that great, it can also be played just as easily indoors.
If you are looking for a fun, crazy and wacky party game to play with family or friends then I would recommend Step Right Up! Get ready for some fast and frantic hilarious fun that will leave you having an excellent time.