‘5 Second Rule’ Review & Giveaway

We’ve recently been sent a new game to play, thanks to University Games. We’ve been giving 5 Second Rule a go…

5 Second Rule

The game of Quick Thinking and Fast Talking! It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dog; but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting away? Time’s not on your side, so just say whatever comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out! It’s all in good fun with the fast paced family board game. Ages 8+ years. For 3-6 players.

The set up for this game is straightforward, the rules easy to follow. As you can see, you’ve a game board, the question cards, the timer (it makes a fun noise that my son adores!) and the ‘Pass On’ and ‘Switch’ cards which enable you to duck out of a turn when need be.

5 Second Rule Game

Each person takes a turn to try to think up three things in answer to their question cards. They’re not especially challenging, but once you have a five second timer on you, they suddenly become very difficult!

The sorts of subjects that you’ll have to think up answers to in the blink of an eye are…

5 Second Rule Cards

I know, I know, you’re looking at those and think you can answer them all, but do it in five seconds, with all eyes on you, and it is not as easy!

The verdict?

I love it. It’s simple to set up and follow, easy for all to play and makes me laugh. This one did get a mixed response from my family. It’s the fast-thinking element that divided us. My brother and I loved it as we both do well when put on the spot and think and can articulate ourselves pretty quickly. Whereas the Husband and my mum weren’t as sure, as they would rather have a bit more time, but then, that’s not the game, is it?! The Husband is a huge fan of Scrabble and beats me nine times out of ten, as he does really well withΒ a lot of thinking time. Give us just a few seconds in a game and I can win, hooray!Β It’s funny to play a board game and for everyone to feel the pressure on their turn, and we all did, which kind of adds a level of hysteria to proceedings which makes it all the more fun. It’s a great family game that’s accessible to all.


I now have a copy of this game up for grabs. To be in with a chance of winning it, enter using the rafflecopter below. The competition is open to UK entrants only and closes at 12am 4th April 2016. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What appeals to you about this game?

Disclosure: We received a copy of this game FOC for the purposes of this post

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187 thoughts on “‘5 Second Rule’ Review & Giveaway”

  1. Being a family game , and where one is under pressure leading to a build up of excitement and laughter .

  2. Its fast paced and will get everyone thinking without being stuck in front of a screen all the time, good family fun πŸ™‚

  3. It looks great to play when you have friends around for the evening. And it looks quick and easy to play

  4. I love the game because it challenges you and involves thinking on your feet – great for mind stimulation!

  5. The thing that appeals to me the most about the game is the fast-paced nature of it. I love speed thinking games as it is hilarious seeing my friends get tongue-twisted as they struggle to come up with answers. There have been some unusual and shocking answers in previous get togethers and no doubt hilarity will continue to ensue with this game.

  6. This game sounds really fun – There’s a game similar to this on Celebrity Juice (obviously for adults)
    Think my 2 would love this

  7. It’s the game they play on the Ellen Show! Plus me and my friends have games evenings every sunday and are always on the lookout for new fun trivia games!

  8. Caroline Williams

    My kids love board games and I like this one in particular as you can learn a lot from the answers (even the parents too!) and love how up to 6 people can play so we could get the whole family involved πŸ™‚

  9. It’s just the sort of game my family loves to play as it’s timed and I know there’ll be lots of laughter….. in fact If I’m not lucky enough to win I will look to buy it.

  10. Kimberley Tanner-hill

    It could be a lot fun of fun with kids, and with older family members and friends (drinking game anyone?)

  11. I love the sound of the game! It would be ideal for all the family and will keep my brain active xx

  12. Victoria Prince

    I love the time pressure – really appeals, it’s amazing what you come out with when you have to think so quickly – lots of fun!

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