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Playing games together as a family is something we love to do. And I recently had the chance for my family to try out the new Twister Dance Game from Hasbro. Now I am sure everyone is familiar with classic Twister, which is a fun party game. But now that I am older and less flexible there is no way I can twist my body into the pretzel positions that game requires! In addition the vinyl mat for Twister never folds up neatly and fits back in the box, so we rarely get it out to play. This new Twister game doesn’t require impossible body contortions, and it has separate Twister spots, not a huge vinyl mat.
The idea of Twister dance is to combine today’s best dance music with the iconic Twister spots and learn moves to today’s hot new dance songs. The way it works is that you arrange the spots on the carpet, and then follow the directions of the Twister Dance Console by watching the multicolored LED lights. The console only directs your feet, so you can do your own hand and arm movements and don’t have to worry about becoming a tangled mess like in the original Twister. The game comes with 5 built in songs:
- “Till the World Ends,” TWISTER REMIX, performed by Britney Spears.
- “Whip My Hair,” performed by Willow Smith.
- “We R Who We R,” performed by Ke$ha.
- “Cupid Shuffle,” performed by Cupid.
- And an exclusive track, “Caught Up in a Twister.”
Of course only 5 songs would get boring fast, so you can hook any mp3 player up to the game, and dance to your own songs. It has a built in algorithm to detect the beat of the song and determine moves that go with it. All in all it is very clever, and fun to play with. I like the fact that there is no winner in the game, so there are fewer conflicts. My 16 year old is a dancer, so whenever we play a dance game she wins easily. This just means no one ever wants to play with her, which annoys her. With Twister Dance there is no winner, so there are no hurt feelings!
You can buy Twister Dance online or in stores for a retail price of $34.99. The game is recommended for 1 to 2 players, ages 8 and up. Brittney Spears just released a “Till the World Ends TWISTER Remix Video” in which she shows off her famous dance moves while playing Twister Dance.
Disclosure: I received product to review, all opinions are my own.