Have you ever heard of “mukbang?” Honestly, I have not heard that term before, not until recently.
According to Wikipedia;
A mukbang or meokbang, also known as an eating show, is an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host consumes various quantities of food while interacting with the audience.
I have never seen anyone do this on social media, but then again, maybe I’m not following the type of people who would do this. I’m all for eating, but I’m not sure if I want to watch someone eat. I think it would make me too hungry.
Apparently is a huge thing on Tik Tok. I’m on Tik Tok, but I’ve never stumble across anyone doing this.
Maybe one day when my stomach if full I’ll do a search on social media to see if I can come across anyone doing this. In the mean time, I rather do the eating than watch someone else eat (ha ha).
Recently, I was sent a really fun toy from the brand Far Out Toys that brings mukbang to life right in your own home. The game is appropriately called Mukbang the Game.
Here is a brief commercial for the game.
I was sent a copy of the game to review. I knew right away that my “work kids” would love this game. It has all the elements that they find fun…lights, sounds, and a crazy matching game that is different every time you play it.
The game comes with everything you need, except batteries. I believe I put in three AA batteries (sorry, I don’t have the game at home with me to double check).
The cards fit inside a small drawer on the side of the plate. The drawer can be a little hard to open (I pulled it off the first time I opened it). I help the little kids open/close the drawer. The fact that the cards fit so nicely inside the game is great because often the boxes the games are in get smashed up at work. If I needed to, I could store this game “as is” without a box, with no worries about losing the cards since the cards stay inside.
My older kids are having a blast with this game. I can hear them groan when the game “burps,” which means all the cards need to be shuffled. The older kids are great at memorizing where certain cards are, so having to shuffle the cards around from time to time really makes the game more fun and challenging.
I have seen that my younger students (the kindergarteners and first graders) work as a team to find the matching cards. They don’t compete against each other, but rather work together to find the matching cards. What a great idea! I love that the kids thought to do that.
I think it’s nice that the kids can play this game together too, no matter what their age. Adults can play this game too. My co-workers really enjoy playing this game with our “work kids.”
Since the start of the school year, when I first introduced the kids to this game, this has become a very popular game in our program. Some of my older kids (the 5th and 6th graders) were familiar with mukbang too (these kids are so social media savvy these days).
I should mention that there is no eating prize at the end, like it shows in the commercial. That is just a “for fun” thing. That is NOT a requirement to play this game. Although my work kids would love that. They are always looking for snacks to eat.
Mukbang the Game is available at many retail locations, including online at Amazon.
This game is fun for the whole family, and would make a great gift.
If you are interested in learning more about this and other toys and games by Far Out Toys, visit the brand online at FarOutToysInc.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom left side of the brand’s website.
Far Out Toys has some pretty cool looking toys. It’s worth checking out the brand and all the fun toys and games they offer.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.