The Floor is Lava Review (Endless Games)

The Floor is Lava
What It Is

The Floor is Lava game is based on a concept many kids have played as children. In the made up version of this game, players jump all over the furniture trying to stay off the pretend lava floor. In the actual game, instead of jumping on furniture, kids jump on colored foam tiles. Game play is easy to follow with 2-6 players first choosing a tile to stand on, and then spinning the spinner and having to jump to a tile of the color the spinner lands on. The last player to reach safety/the correct colored tile, has their previous tile removed from the game. Game play continues in this fashion so eventually there are fewer and fewer tiles to jump to. If a player touches the ground at all, he or she is out. As players and tiles get eliminated, the game gets more exciting. An addition to the game is that some of the tiles feature question marks on them, which represent challenges. If a player lands on a tile with a question mark, they must pick a challenge card and complete that challenge without touching the floor to stay in the game. 

Is It Fun?

Game play is easy to pick up, and would be fun for friends or family. It combines color recognition with imagination and some physical activity. 

Who It’s For

The Floor is Lava game is recommended for kids ages 5 years old and up. It's for 2-6 players and is best played in an area with a lot of space.

What To Be Aware Of

Once a player is eliminated from the game, he/she should be the permanent spinner, and drawer of challenge cards when necessary. Prior to that, you will have to stretch the rules and allow players to move off the foam tiles to spin or draw cards. Also the tiles are sized for kid feet so if there are adults playing, like in the video review, it's not possible to keep your entire feet on the tiles. 

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