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    You Might Like

    • Improving your skill at rhythm to get the gymnast to swing, then release, then somersault.
    • The amount of people the game can handle, due to quick turns.

    Might Not Like

    • The scoring. It's tough to land the gymnast, let alone land him accurately on the target zone(s).
    • The limitation in what you can do. Only the speed/frequency and power of the button pressing is the variation.
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    Fantastic Gymnastics Review

    Fantastic Gymnastics Review

    Fantastic Gymnastics is an innovative competitive family game (equally comfortable for children only or adults only as well). It handles one to many players (perfect for a Christmas get together!) that combines dexterity and rhythm for a focused tense and funny activity when you fancy either practising (solo) or playing in a group, especially on a cosy winter afternoon.

    Playing Fantastic Gymnastics

    The game is a balancing game from Hasbro involving a Fantastic Gymnast that you attach to a balance beam via the hands and you assemble a mat in front of the beam with a target zone (with various points in each zone).

    You have a button to press which bends the Gymnasts legs. As you vary the speed/frequency and power of the button you can build momentum. Do it enough and the Gymnastic will loop round the balance beam.

    When you are comfortable with the momentum and the position of the Gymnastic, press the button and hold it and it will release the Gymnast. Get it right and it will somersault and ideally land upright. Then aim to perfect this to land in the best scoring zone possible.

    Components

    The gymnast is fantastic. A thick, sturdy tall character and a robust frame and mechanism for the product to operative on. I sometimes worry about some games, mainly cards and choose to sleeve them for certain clumsy players (even then they still bend them). This game, I would say, even a heavy-fisted boxer wouldn’t break.

    The mat however is think card. A neoprene playmat would have been excellent. However – for the Gymnast to stand – needs a firm sold surface for them to stay up right.

    Fantastic Gymnastics Game (Credit: Hasbro)

    Final Thoughts on Fantastic Gymnastics

    Fantastic Gymnastic is a highly interactive game, seeing firstly if they can land a jump and then secondly how successfully.  Equally, seeing the gymnastic fail and go elsewhere keeps those engaged as they need to, in some instances, find where he flew!

    The game is one of the shortest I can think of. With the difficulty of landing a jump, frustration (and tension) can take over if you are thinking of getting a first to “x” points.  Thus, the replay-ability is relatively low, although you will certainly draw a crowd. In fact, when I first saw it, there were more than 20 people crowding round seeming people attempt it. For this reason, you will find the light, party game portable to many places and groups where you game. Including pubs, offices and dining room tables due to the robust quality of the components.

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    • Artwork
    • Complexity
    • Replayability
    • Player Interaction
    • Component Quality

    You might like

    • Improving your skill at rhythm to get the gymnast to swing, then release, then somersault.
    • The amount of people the game can handle, due to quick turns.

    Might not like

    • The scoring. It's tough to land the gymnast, let alone land him accurately on the target zone(s).
    • The limitation in what you can do. Only the speed/frequency and power of the button pressing is the variation.

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    Very fast delivery, great price on the loopy looper games Would definitely recommend this company

    Very fast delivery, great price on the loopy looper games Would definitely recommend this company

    Have used Zatu for most of the board games I have gotten since I got into playing them (I'll blame my little brother for introducing me to the addictive world of board-gaming, who knew it could be so fun!) Each time I have used Zatu, the website has been easy to use, the prices are universally the best and they almost always have what I am looking for (and if they don't, I can find an alternative with no problem!). The latest purchase was a mystery box which came with a fantastic wee collection of games, including one I put off buying to get the mystery box, win win! I would highly recommend Zatu to anyone, whether they be a hardcore gamer, just starting out or looking for ideas for presents for the gamer in their life. 5 out of 5 stars!

    Have used Zatu for most of the board games I have gotten since I got into playing them (I'll blame my little brother for introducing me to the addictive world of board-gaming, who knew it could be so fun!) Each time I have used Zatu, the website has been easy to use, the prices are universally the best and they almost always have what I am looking for (and if they don't, I can find an alternative with no problem!). The latest purchase was a mystery box which came with a fantastic wee collection of games, including one I put off buying to get the mystery box, win win! I would highly recommend Zatu to anyone, whether they be a hardcore gamer, just starting out or looking for ideas for presents for the gamer in their life. 5 out of 5 stars!

    Great service and delivery and playing the complete Fireball Island has been such fun!

    Great service and delivery and playing the complete Fireball Island has been such fun!

    Only reason it's 4 and not 5 is I couldn't track my package, however the customer service was great!

    Only reason it's 4 and not 5 is I couldn't track my package, however the customer service was great!

    Zatu consistently have the best prices and some of the fastest service, they are always my first port of call.

    Zatu consistently have the best prices and some of the fastest service, they are always my first port of call.

    Quick delivery but could be packaged better. I got 3 games and they were in good condition but a bit loose with just a scrunch of brown paper.

    Quick delivery but could be packaged better. I got 3 games and they were in good condition but a bit loose with just a scrunch of brown paper.

    Purchased item as present, very pleased with service and really quick delivery.

    Purchased item as present, very pleased with service and really quick delivery.

    Quick delivery and brilliant service

    Quick delivery and brilliant service

    I have bought regularly from Zatu for around 6 months to a year now. I’ve bought mystery boxes as well as chosen games and always feel like I’m getting great value from them as well as a speedy and reliable service. Looking forward to picking out my next purchases!

    I have bought regularly from Zatu for around 6 months to a year now. I’ve bought mystery boxes as well as chosen games and always feel like I’m getting great value from them as well as a speedy and reliable service. Looking forward to picking out my next purchases!

    Excellent service quick delivery and easy to order. Will use again

    Excellent service quick delivery and easy to order. Will use again

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