What do you do of an evening to relax and have a bit of family fun? Not much? How about turning off the television and plunging your arm into a sock and having a good root around to see what you can find? On second thoughts, that doesn’t sound too good, does it? Not unless you are actually playing The Sock Game from Green Bros. Games! Yes, the idea is to fill a sock with different objects and try to pull the correct one out and, trust me, it is lots of fun.
The Sock Game is an interactive fast and fun sensory family game where the idea is to find objects hidden in a sock. You read that right – SOCK, the kind that you have on your feet. Thankfully it is supplied with clean socks, you don’t have to remove the ones on your feet that you have been wearing all day, much to the relief of anyone that is going to play. You play just with your hands and must find specified objects by touch and feel alone – no peeking is allowed.
In the box:
- 1 Pair of Official Socks Game Socks
- 2 Sets of 30 Game Items
- Spinner Score Board
- 2 Scoring Counters
The Sock Game is for 2+ players, or teams, aged 8+ and has a playing time of around 30 minutes depending on how quickly you find all your objects.
Setting up the game is really simple. There are 2 socks, one for each player or team, and you fill each sock with 30 items – the items in each sock will be the same. You can even add your own small items to customise it as there are blank spaces on the board where you write your own objects. You place the spinner in the centre of the table so that all players can reach it. You are now ready to play.
To play, somebody spins the spinner on the board. Whatever object the spinner arrow lands on is the object the players have to find in their sock in a race to find it first. Each player then plunges their hand into the sock, letting their fingers do the “seeing” to try and find the specified object – but be warned, some objects do feel very similar so make sure you choose wisely. Each item found is worth 1 point and the first player/team to reach 11 points is the winner.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Find an object, pull it out and win the point. It’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when you are racing against another player. Without seeing the objects, finding things by touch alone is actually quite difficult. Many of the objects feel very similar to others, so you do have to concentrate and be absolutely sure of the object you have found before pulling it out.
And just to make it harder, and fair for all players, there are some rules to follow:
- No Twosies – Only one hand is allowed in the sock. You can use your other hand to feel for objects outside of the sock.
- No Twitching – never have your hand inside the sock before the spinner is spun and an object called.
- No Peeking – do not roll the sock down to have a quick peek inside.
Overall, The Sock Game is a hilarious fun party game that the whole family will enjoy. Who would have thought that having your hand stuck in a sock (not even your own sock) trying to find something that you can’t see could be so much fun. It is a very simple game where two socks are filled with identical items and players must race against each other to feel their way to the correct objects and be the first to get to 11 points. Not being able to see what you are doing and using touch alone can be quite a challenge.
The socks can be quite tight, especially for older teenagers and adults, when thrusting your arm into one, but that just makes it more fun as it gives younger players a very small advantage when playing against adults as they can remove their hands just that little bit easier.
Whilst the game has very little rules and is very easy to play, it is not as simple as you think to win as many objects feel quite similar.
We have had lots of fun playing The Sock Game. It is a sensory game that is very competitive and great family fun. The only problem we had was where to store it – does it go in the sock drawer or on the board games shelf?
An excellent simplistic fun family-friendly sensory game that will bring out your competitive side. Very entertaining for all age groups.
Available to buy from Amazon here.