Dear Mummy, I’m still chuckling from playing Pensilly on our YouTube channel (see our video below) – it’s seriously the funnest game I’ve ever played with my folks. It had us all laughing out loud!
If you are looking for a fun family game to play at Christmas this year, then this is perfect! Pensilly is the craziest drawing game and will give you hours of amusement. It is super easy to set up (just add batteries) and you can play it on the go with no mess!
To play the game you simply pick a description card and a subject card and draw one picture that incorporates both words. However, the giant Pensilly pen, wibbles and wobbles uncontrollably making your pictures harder to comprehend. What looks like a simple task ends up being fantastically frustrating for the pen welder and hilariously funny for the spectators trying to guess.
The giant pen has 2 settings one super crazy fast and one slightly slower which is great for little hands and big hands. There are over 5,500 card combinations you can randomly pick with funny results. The winner of the game is the first person to reach 10 points, each card has a points value marked in the bottom right. If the team guesses the word on just one card you keep that one if they get both then you keep both. We liked the fact that there was the option to score points even if only one card had been guessed correctly.
The Pensilly box contains
- 1 Pensilly Pen
- 1 minute sand timer
- 75 Description cards
- 75 Subject cards
- 2 whiteboard markers (red and blue)
- 2 whiteboard drawing boards
- You will need to get 3xAAA batteries
It’s a shame that the game didn’t come with a cleaning cloth for the whiteboard drawing boards and extra markers, as I can see the pens running out quickly with continuous play (oh yes – this game is going to be played with A LOT).
We’d totally recommend this game and it really brought our family together for some ‘off screen’ gameplay. It would make a perfect Christmas board game during Chrimbo Limbo or after Christmas Dinner. Pensilly is available from Smyths Toys Superstores, but be quick, we can see this silly game wobbling off shelves soon.
Love Bella x
Disclosure: We were kindly send a Pensilly game from Character Toys to review, all giggles and roars of laughter are our own.