Simon Flash Game Night Review

 Do you remember growing up playing Simon? Well Hasbro has an AWESOME new game called Simon Flash!! My husband was absolutely thrilled to see this show up on our doorstep as I didn’t know it but he was dying to get this game! It’s geared for ages 8+ but we let our 4 year old have a go at it too! Now Simon Flash isn’t just your ordinary Simon game – it actually has several different games built into these little cubes which are not attached to each other.

You can use them to play the classic Simon game, Simon Lights Off (you have to put the cubes in the correct order to make the lights turn off), Simon Shuffle (the cube colors scramble themselves and you have to arrange them in the right order) and Simon Secret Color (you have to put the cubes in the correct order to get them all the same). I’m not sure what’s cooler, having so many games to play or having the awesome storage case you see above which snaps shut so you don’t lose your cubes when you put them away!! It works great and makes Simon Flash extremely portable and easy to store.

I think I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to “classic” games from my childhood – I have a tendency to want to pass them on to my kids. Although they were a bit too young to play Simon Flash they sure did enjoy watching hubby and I play all night!! Of course we let them have a go at it but my husband and I have brought this out several times to play!
The colors are really obvious and the games are easy to start up. To get to the menu you just hold any of the cubes buttons down, and then when they all start flashing alternately you press the color of the game you want to play. It really couldn’t be much simpler and the game includes a “cheat” card to remind you of what colors represent which games. We are all off for Christmas break (which means we get to enjoy it here at home!) but my husband is also planning on bringing this to his classroom at school as well. Thankfully it easily slips right down into his school bag too!
So what did we think? If you couldn’t tell we loved it!! Definitely one of the best spins off of classic games from when we were growing up. I LOVE that you can keep yourself busy for hours trying to beat the cubes and I love that it has it’s own storage case. We also turned it into a competition to see who could win their game the fastest! This is a great game to consider putting adding to your family game closet and I definetely recommend it. We are thrilled it’s in ours!
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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. I received a game to play in order to form my own opinions. All opinions are my own.  Giveaway is open to US only and ends Dec. 31, 2011 at 12:01 am est. Winner will be chosen randomly and have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.

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  1. One of my favorite childhood games was called Stop Thief – it had this electronic sound box and you had to try and locate where the thief was moving across the board.

    Thanks for this great review – this new Simon game looks like a lot of fun!

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  2. The game of life. We use to play continuous games, we'd keep a bank statement and tally up the number of kids we had. Too fun!

  3. I loved playing Pit with my family growing up! Can't wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy it with me.

  4. My favorite game was always candyland for some reason…I guess cuz I like to cook and eat now lol

  5. My favorite game as a child was Battleship. But, Life and Operation were both a close 2nd and 3rd.

  6. I loved Aggravation, Scrabble, and Battleship. We also played a fun card game called Mille Bornes- and they still make it!

  7. I'm not sure I could pick one favorite – there were so many that we loved to play. Checkers, battleship, monopoly, scrabble, clue…

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