Well worth buying as an alternative beach or garden game, especially for younger children to learn to connect with a ball. The game is totally self-contained and is very light to carry. It's great to use to teach children as the tailball (a ball with a tail coming off the back) has a slower speed than a tennis ball or shuttlecock.
MANUFACTURER: Mookie Toys
RECOMMENDED AGE: 3 years to adult
INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY RATINGS
EASE OF USE
Assembly is very easy and quick once you figure out what goes where. Once assembled you can start playing straight away, with no need for complicated rules. The only reason why it didn't get 5 stars was because it was a bit fiddly to put back in the back pack.
We would expect the plastic and nylon to last well. The tailball got slightly nibbled by our new puppy, but that was our fault for leaving it within reach! If you do damage the tailball you can easily buy new ones online.
The tailball net looks great, with its funkily designed Y-shaped net and attractive colours. You understand the concept of how to play the game as soon as you have rigged up the net.
The whole back pack containing everything for the game is incredibly light and I had no problems with my little ones carrying it on their backs. The game is definitely not for a windy day, but OK in a slight breeze (makes it more challenging!). It's only suitable for outdoors and probably just the garden or beach, as you wouldn't be able to fill the base with water or sand whilst at the park.
This outdoor game should probably cost about £20-25.
This game is a mixture of established games, tennis and badminton, but it is a lot more portable. It is from the makers of swingball and they seem to have come up with another original game.
This game should be more than a flash in the pan for the family. Because it appeals to a broad age range it will probably be played summer after summer.