My children have both seen Gooey Louie advertised on the television. I know when they see it because I hear the sound EWWW in stereo. As we are members of the Ideal Games Group from John Adams it was our job to test it out and write our thoughts about it.
Looking at the front of the box it looks gross. I was expecting lots of slime stuff to be inside the box and the children were to fish out things from Louie’s nose. I was worried about this as I didn’t want it being stuck in my carpets. I am pleased to say there is no slime.
Inside the box is Gooey Louie Head, a base unit, a springy noisy brain, 11 green and 1 black gooey ( the gooeys are long thick strings of gooey stuff but they are solid) and instructions.
Setting up Gooey Louie was really easy. There is a compartment on the nose of Louie that opens up and you just hook a gooey with a loop at the end onto the hook. then put all of the other gooeys in that compartment too, close it up and then push the brain in the head compartment. Put Louie on the base unit and it’s time to play.
The youngest player goes first, they have to put their fingers up Gooey Louie nose and pick a gooey and pull it out. Watch out if they pick the wrong one though as Gooey Louies eyes will bulge and his brain will coming popping out making a squeaky noise too.
The first few times when my children were playing the game my youngest did get a little scared as everything kind of happens at the same time. After the third time though she got used to it and started having fun trying to beat her sister every game.
It is great to keep the children off of the computer and in front of the TV on a rainy and/or cold day. It keeps them entertained for a good while.
Gooey Louie is for aged 5 and above and for 2 or more players.