A little while ago I was asked if I'd like to review a game or piece of equipment for the garden. As it was October at the time and the weather was just about to turn, I wasn't sure what to choose but the instant I saw Cannonball Drop I knew that was the game for us.
Designed to be played in the garden, Cannonball Drop is effectively a giant version of Kerplunk. Standing at just under a metre tall, it's a perfect game to be played by a group of people, particularly for children. The tower comes in four, robust parts which stack neatly inside each other for storage, but cleverly and easily slots together. Even a three year old can do it! The third section has holes around it allowing for coloured thick straws to be pushed through, creating the 'web' that the balls rest on. The balls go in through the top yellow section, rest on these straws and fall through to the blue base which has a 'doorway' cut out of it to retrieve them.
This is quite frankly one of the best games we've played in ages, it's fun, friendly and easy that crosses generations and has been a staple form of amusement this Christmas.My only criticism is that the straws seem to be a little brittle as we've had four or five shatter since we've had it, but I imagine replacements are easily available.
I was sent this product for the purpose of this review, my opinion is honest and unbiased.