Bop It! XT
Bop It XT
Bop It! is a phenomenally popular game, and has been for quite some time. The simple tactile addictiveness of the game and the challenge factor (both versus oneself, and in competition with others) have combined to keep Bop It! in the top selling games since launch back in 1996.
Bop It! XT is the latest incarnation of what was originally Bop It! Extreme – i.e. a harder, more challenging edition of the game featuring additional actions to be completed while under the same crazy hectic time pressure of the original and other more basic versions. Whereas the Bop It! Classic version has 3 actions and 3 games, XT has 5 actions and 5 games, making for a more complex and more challenging experience.
One of the things we love about the Bop It! brand in general is the valuable physical dexterity development platform it offers to children and teens. So often we find parents focus on purely academic/educational development with children, without the same focus on physical development, an important area of child development where children learn and develop their skills by doing something physical. Bop It!, in it’s many iterations can really help children to develop their dexterity, and as such makes a Bop It! game a worthy and highly entertaining gift from our perspective here at The Toy Verdict.
So when you get a Bop It! version which is even more challenging, the potential to further develop and challenge dexterity is increased, which can only be a good thing, as long as the level of challenge is not so extreme as to be impossible thus switching kids off from dexterity development. So the bottom line with XT is whether the challenge level is right, if yes, then it has to be a good thing!
So we tested the game with adults and children, and overall we feel that Bop It! XT is set at just about the right difficulty level. if you want something less challenging, you can look at the classic edition, if you want a different twist on the gameplay you can look at some of the more gimmicky versions of the game, but if you want a tougher version of the same fantastically addictive game, then this version is highly recommended.
THE TOY VERDICT – a great expansion of the hugely popular and very entertaining game. High fun factor, as social (or otherwise) as you want it to be, and more testing than the classic version. Highly recommended.