This has to be one of the most fun, family-friendly games that we have ever played. Initially, we received the outdoor inflatable burrito edition as a gift. I highly recommend this outdoor version with giant burritos and sturdier cards if you have a large indoor space or the climate for outdoor playing. We loved that outdoor version so much that I bought the indoor version and the companion game, Throw Throw Avocado as well, since you can combine these games together to play with more than six people!
Throw Throw Burrito Details
Product: Throw Throw Burrito
Company: Exploding Kittens
Recommended Age Range: Box says 7 and up. Our youngest could play even when he was 4, but we had to go easy on him.
Price Range: ~$25
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If I’m being honest, I have a love-hate relationship with this game. Everyone in my family loves it and always wants to play. Whenever we start playing, there is always a period of time in which everyone is belly laughing and having a great time. However, it is very rare that we get through the full two rounds before someone is upset. There will be disagreements over whether or not someone was hit, whether or not they caught it, or who got hit first. Someone will feel like people are ganging up on them or are being unfair. Unless one of the grown-ups wins, this game frequently causes one of the competitive kids in our house (ages 5, 7, 9, and 12) to shout, “I quit!” and storm out of the room.
And yet….I think everyone in my family would still say this is one of their favorite games. It is just too much fun. No reading is required so everyone who can count to five and match cards is able to play. The cards have funny, entertaining pictures on them. This fast-paced game gets everyone moving around. Add to all of that the fact that we get to throw burritos (or avocados) at each other. It is completely irresistible.
I also love that even though one box can be played with up to 6 people, by combining Throw Throw Avocado with Throw Throw Burrito, you can add even more people into the mix. Honestly, I think it is more fun for 6 people with both boxes, because then we never have to wait for cards if a small child is being slow to pass them on, but I recommend starting with one and then adding on if you choose. We only have one box of the outdoor edition, but you could also get a second box to play with more people. I know games get expensive, but it has occurred to me to double up!
My hope is that over time, as my kids get older and mature, they will learn to not take winning and losing so seriously, because this is a game I can see us still playing when they are all adults! This is one of those games I can see being a family favorite for decades to come!
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