COVID has really changed the way we live. I cannot wait until we can get back to a sense of “normalcy.” I miss being able to hang out with family and friends, barbecue, celebrate birthdays or simply hang out and do nothing but talk and laugh.
Our friends, and ex-neighbors, have us over every now and then to barbecue. They are moving to Tennessee soon, and we might not be able to see them before they leave.
Damn you COVID!
Some of my best memories growing up was when all my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents were together. Every summer my uncle and his family would move up and live in my grandparents trailer for the summer. My other relatives from PA and Long Island would visit every chance they had during the summer too.
The adults loved to play poker each night and us kids would either hang out and play games, or we’d hang out with the adults listening to my uncle talk. He was like a one man show. He would make us laugh so hard we’d cry.
Whatever happened to playing games when you are hanging out with family and friends? I think playing games is a fun activity you can do with others. Even adults can play games (aka “party games”) without children.
I was sent to review a party game called PANDO. Sadly, I cannot give it a “test drive” with friends, but I was able to play it with my family (the game is best with 4+ people).
PANDO is NOT a game for children. Some of the questions are not suitable for them. My kids are in their early 20’s, so it was fine to play this game with them (even though a few questions were a bit embarrassing).
What is PANDO?
PANDO is the trivia game about your personal life. It’s the cure for the mundane party game and the antidote for uncomfortable gatherings. With nearly 1000 questions, PANDO is family-friendly, yet packs a punch. It’s more than a game. It’s a movement to get to know each other and to laugh more.
I don’t think this game is truly “family friendly.” I wouldn’t recommend it for children younger than a teenager. As I mentioned earlier, some of the questions asked are not for little one’s ears.
This game couldn’t be any simpler. There is nothing to count (not really), no small pieces to move around a board, and no batteries required. Simply ask questions and wait to see if the answers are correct.
Each play takes turns asking three questions to different players. The person that is read the questions need to try and answer it as best as they can. If they can get all three questions on the card correct, they get to keep the card. The first person to win five cards, wins the game.
If you really know someone, like how my husband and I know each other, winning cards is super easy. However, if you don’t really know your opponents (such as friends and co-workers), the game is more challenging.
This game is a fun way to get to know more about each other. I would love to play this game with our friends (the ones that are moving soon). If it wasn’t for COVID, I would certainly have them over for cake, coffee and a game or two of PANDO.
PANDO is a game that can last for a while (like Monopoly), but that is OK. Most likely when you play it you’ll be laughing at the questions and answers, so the time will fly.
There are a lot of cards and questions, so you won’t come across the same questions when you are playing. After a card is read off, it is discarded until a new game is played.
All of the cards fit nicely in a small box. This game is very portable and takes up very little space.
PANDO is available on Amazon, and a handful of other retail locations.
For more information about PANDO, visit PlayPANDO.com. You can also find PANDO on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Those links are found on the top right of their website.
Does PANDO sound like a game you and you family and friends would get a kick out of?
What is your favorite party game to play?
Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.