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June 27, 2019

Don't Laugh. Because kids just love being silly...

You MUST NOT laugh...

Family visit alert!!! An occasional series to solve your ‘Help! How will we entertain them?!?’ emergencies.

This one's suitable for: Children, ages 8 and above. Or adults with the mindset of children, whether aged 8 and above or not.

What kind of car does an electrician drive? What do you call a man who claps at Christmas? Where was Henry VIII crowned?

We’ve plenty more material like that, and we’re here all day, folks. And by ‘plenty more material’, we mean hundreds more groan-inducing puns, howlers, and rib-ticklers – all of the ilk that have a mysteriously perennial appeal to young children. (We won't trouble you with the punchlines here).

Kids having friends round? Nieces, nephews or grandchildren visiting? One thing you’ll know is that sober and reflective mindfulness is in short supply; get children in a group and the yabbering and jabbering can reach fever-pitch; over-excitement is just around the corner.

The Don’t Laugh game harnesses all that with a very simple concept: present the kids with a barrage of jokes, blurted foolishness and silly noises, and challenge them to keep a straight face.

It’s a perfect solution: while you’re harnessing all that pent-up energy into a creative board game, you know they’re not using it to swing gracefully on the bedroom curtains nor torment the cat.

The big wodge of cards are the equivalent of a hefty joke book alone (literally every child who can read *loves* a joke book). And then there’s the MAGIC MICROPHONE, which… well, you’ll find out…

To conclude: this is the game for kids who enjoy being silly. We don't suppose you know any of those…?

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