Popcorn Poppin' Review (Yulu)

Popcorn Poppin'
What It Is

Get your next family game night poppin' with YULU's new Popcorn Poppin' game. Incorporating elements of Hot Potato, in this game you've got to pass the bucket of pretend popcorn before it pops. If it pops on your turn, you're out!

To play, you've got to push down on the plastic "fingers" inside the bucket until you hear a click. Then fill the bucket with the red, blue, and yellow popcorn pieces and lay the pop-up die on the table. Pull the string at the bottom of the popcorn bucket to wind up the timer. The timer only runs when the popcorn bucket is off the table. If you set it back down, the timer stops. 

Players take turns pressing down on one side of the yellow "Skip" sides of the die and then picking up the popcorn bucket. The timer starts. That player then has to do what the die says, pass the bucket to the next player, pass the bucket to the previous player, pop the die again, skip the next player, or pass the popcorn bucket to any player. 

Once the bucket has been passed, the new player places the bucket back on the table to stop the timer and presses the die. Then the player lifts the popcorn bucket and does what the die says. If the popcorn pops on your turn, you're out, and the remaining players keep playing until only one player is left. That player wins.

Is It Fun?

This game definitely has a great element of suspense. Just like in the classic Hot Potato, you never know how much time you have left, and the inclusion of the pop-up die (which looks really cool when it does its thing) changes up the flow of the game. 

Who It’s For

Popcorn Poppin' is for two or more players ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The game includes a popcorn bucket with wind-up timer, a pop-up die, 21 popcorn pieces, and instructions.

We thought the instructions were written a little unclearly.

If you've got only two players, there's kind of no point in using the die, so this game might be better with more players. 

The game is for ages 4 and up, so we tried playing with a 4-year-old. She was so freaked out by the loudness of the timer whirring and the thought of popcorn flying in her face that she refused to play. She did think the game looked cool and wanted to roleplay having a movie night with the popcorn. 

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