Let’s face it, you may look older, have a few aches and pains, and have significantly more responsibilities, but in your heart, you’re always going to be a kid, especially when it comes to toys and games. Therefore, if you are looking to reignite this side of you, here are eight supersized versions of kid’s classics so you can relive your youth.
With summer finally here, now is the perfect time to go all out and invest in some bad-ass water, super soaker guns. Water weaponry is every adult’s dream, especially when it is a family occasion in the backyard!
There was a time when a family member suggested a board game it would be a case of searching the back of the closet for a dusty hand-me-down Monopoly board. Now, however, there is a vast selection of entertaining (and sometimes particularly risqué) board games specifically designed for adults. Why not invite some friends over, crack open the beers, order a shedload of pizza, and indulge in a night of board games for grownups?
Bean bags are another children’s favorite that has experienced an adult overhaul in recent years. Oversized, incredibly comfortable, and perfect for snuggling up with a loved one, if you invest in a beanbag, specifically a giant bean bag, you are guaranteed to fall absolutely in love with it. That isif you can keep your children from hogging it!
Adult coloring books are not only incredibly relaxing and, in some cases, can even improve one’s mental health, but they can also help improve problem-solving and organizational skills. When coloring, both the right and left hemispheres of the brain are being utilized whilst simultaneously relaxing and calming you.
The amazing selection of Lego for adults has vastly increased over the years. This is no longer a toy for children. From Disney castles to Hogwarts castles to the entire Central Perk coffee shop, all your nostalgic and current TV and movie favorites are now available in Lego form. Some of the expert sets come in at nearly $400, and there really is something for everyone.
There are so many different versions of Jenga for adults, the most popular one being the drinking game of champions. Jenga is also now available in supersize blocks, perfect for garden parties, and foam versions for safe indoor gaming nights. Add in a cheeky bet on the blocks, and you’ve got yourself a party.
The adult version of space hoppers, available in blue pink and the classic retro orange version, are staples of any backyard gathering. Races on the streets will bring in the crowds for an even bigger party, and on grass, they work at super speed.
Like board games, there is now a plethora of card games deliberately designed for adult players, most of them somewhat crude and categorically not for younger players. Although it is hard to beat a good old classic like rummy, modern card gamesfor adults really are an absolute game-changer (if you pardon the pun!).