There’s a brand new way to cool off this summer – and that’s Wethead. On the list for Olivia’s birthday gift ideas, she’s been talking about the game since she first noticed it on Youtube a few months ago. With her seventh birthday here, it was the perfect time to try it out!
She screamed with excitement when she opened it – and I knew that we #nailedit when it came to birthday gifts – it was one of the seven small gifts that Jamie and I chose, as per the tradition of how many gifts you get based on your birthday age (also, we need to find a new tradition because the gift requests are starting to get more expensive as the girls’ ages increase) – and immediately ripped open the box to reveal the helmet, pieces and reservoir to fill with water.
How does the game work? You fill the top reservoir up with water, after inserting the sticks into the helmet. After the game has been filled up with water, you put the helmet on your head and take your turn with the spinner to see how many red sticks you’re going to pull, or if you’re going to skip your turn. One of the sticks is going to trigger the water to pour down, through the helmet, and get you wet!
At $25, it’s a fun game to play, but we recommend getting two sets of the game, as it helps to increase the game playing time and also helps to stop the back and forth between players.
For kids, the helmet can be quite bit (especially if they are the younger, four year old sister) and so you might want to take this account when you’re buying it for younger children.
Perfect for outdoors on the deck, it’s where we asked the kids to play because I wasn’t too excited about getting water over the kitchen table, but there’s not an excessive amount of water, so if you’re playing inside, you could easily just put a towel down where the kids are playing (or make them play in the bath tub).
As for the novelty wearing off factor – I’m sure it will, at some point, but it’s one of those games you could get out over and over and put it away when you’re finished – until the next time you want to get it out for games night, or find a fun way to cool off in the backyard with the kids.