As for me and my house, we WILL play the board games… ALL the board games! We love a good family game (because we’re all hella competitive, but don’t tell anyone I said that) and we get super excited when a new, interesting game hits our coffee table.
So you can imagine the squeals of delight (no, seriously, there was actual squealing) when we received The Springbok game collection, including a limited edition Springbok Monopoly! Say it with me: Aaaaack! The Rugby World Cup excitement is still strong in our house, you guys. The boys (Springboks) brought the cup home and now we get to contend for the Springbok Monopoly cup… woohoo! We’re all still dealing with W.C.W.S (World Cup Withdrawal Syndrome) over here and we need to get our fix!
Now, not to fret dear friends, this first ever range of Springbok board and card games have hit stores nationwide (yep, just in time for Christmas!). I mean, who wouldn’t get excited about it?! (Unfriend that person immediately, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life).
We tried our hand at The Springbok Monopoly board game. It’s similiar to the classic board game, but with a lekker, South African rugby twist! Participants travel around the board and buy their favourite Springbok players and rugby stadiums. A rugby ball, boot, goal posts, whistle and trophy replace the original tokens. Will you play the goal posts like Handre Pollard? Or opt for the trophy to keep the winning streak going? (I spotted it on Takealot for R515)
A ‘Top Trumps’ card game has also been developed. The cards feature key facts on Springbok players. With Beast having one of his best ever performances in the World Cup Final, it’s up to you to decide if he has lived up to his Top Trump spot in the pack. (Takealot R91)
There is also a Waddingtons 52-card deck of playing cards with action shots of the Springboks. My boys are going to love finding these in their Christmas stockings!
I could help but giggle when I read that the Boks took a couple of sets with them to play in Japan. Here’s what they had to say about it:
“We are always busy looking for games to play while being on tour. This will definitely be our new favourite and I can’t wait to compete and play this along with my team-mates,” says Damian Willemse.
“Board games are really fun and interactive to play as a family. As for featuring in it, well I’m sure my kids will have a good laugh if they see their dad” says Warren Whiteley.
The development of the game is a collaborative venture, with SARU working closely with Epic Games to determine the features of the game and other aspects of game play. Stockists of the game include Checkers, CNA, Exclusive Books, Hamleys, Mr Price Sports, Musica, PNA, Readers Warehouse, Sportsmans Warehouse, Takealot, Toy Kingdom, ToysRUs, Independents and SA Rugby Shop.
Win a Springbok game hamper!
If you want to WIN these official Springbok games including Springbok Monopoly, Top Trumps & playing cards all you have to do is find this specially marked post on Instagram and follow the instructions!
Giveaway open to SA residents only. Winner announced on 16 December and has 24 hours to claim prize.
This review and giveaway was done in collaboration with Epic Games.