Burp the Baby & Run Around Hamster Review + Giveaway

Isn’t this time of year just perfect to add some new family games to your collection?

We have been trying our 2 new games from TOMY and wanted to share all the fun we’ve been having.

Burp the Baby Game

I’ll kick off with Burp the Baby.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this game to be honest.  The baby is far from cute looking isn’t it!  I guess that’s the point.  He’s a funny baby really and there’s nothing cute about him when he spits in your face!

After hearing all the screams of laughter from Brook and Indie I realised that actually Burp the Baby was just perfect for them.

It’s so simple to play.

burp the baby

You fill him up with water and pass him round when he starts to cry.  As each person takes their turn, they try to Burp the Baby and get him to laugh. If you are unlucky, he might start crying again!  If that happens to you, you have to burp him until he starts to laugh again.

If it doesn’t go so well Baby Bob spits at you and you are out of the game.  The spitting part is the most fun and generated all kinds of laughter and hysterics from the girls regardless of whether he spat at them or me.

Baby Bob has quite a jet on him too, so be prepared to get a bit wet during this one!

Run Around Hamster

Run Around Hamster was also a lot of fun! I would certainly say this game is more cute and the little hamster is just adorable.  Brook and Indie definitely took a shine to him and would play with him without the game to be honest.

I think I might have to buy him his own ball!

In this game everyone takes turns sending Hammy into retrieve food.  If he brings the food to your side of the board, you get to keep it.

You then send him back in for more.

run around hamster

When Hammy has collected all the food, the player with the most in his pile wins.

This game really didn’t take long for the girls to grasp at all.  The hamster is super quick as well so cue more squeals of excitement from them both.  As a fun simple game for children I would happily recommend this for children this Christmas.

Board games are such a tradition aren’t they, and they are really making a come back.  It’s great to see these new games that young children can enjoy so that they grow up with the same love of board games we did when we were younger.

TOMY Games Giveaway

If you would like to win these two fun games from TOMY then I’ve got a lovely surprise for you! You can win Burp the Baby and Run Around Hamster just by entering the giveaway below. Competition ends 14.12.18.  Other T&C’s apply.

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We were provided with Burp the Baby and Run Around Hamster for the purposes of this review but all thoughts and feelings are our own.


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. Angela Boucher
    November 16, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    I would love to win this for for my son, he loves these types of games and I think we would have great fun with them.

  2. Tracy Nixon
    November 16, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I’d love to win this for my niece who has just recently got her first pet – a baby dwarf hamster!

  3. iain maciver
    November 16, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    this would be perfect for my nieces they would be overjoyed

  4. T Brailey
    November 16, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    I would love to win the games for my granddaughter. I love it when she is having fun.

  5. Solange
    November 16, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    I’d love to win this prize for my daughter as she’s always on the look out for new toys to play with.

  6. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 16, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Absolutely delightful for my neice – hours of fun and laughter- she might even let me play too!

    November 17, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter, she would love it

  8. Jade Hewlett
    November 17, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I would love to win as they look like great games to play and the childen would love them

  9. melanie stirling
    November 18, 2018 / 12:04 am

    I would like to win them for my niece and nephew,they would make great gifts.

  10. Susie Wilkinson
    November 18, 2018 / 12:36 am

    These games look great fun and I think my step-grandchildren would love them!

  11. Becky Yeomans
    November 18, 2018 / 6:36 am

    I would love to win for my daughter who would have a lot of fun playing these! 🙂

  12. Jackie Howell
    November 18, 2018 / 6:43 am

    Twins rose and teresa have been asking for a baby sister and a pet! Winning this competition would sort them both out without any effort on my part! Love to win, thanks

  13. Hali kinson
    November 18, 2018 / 7:05 am

    I’d love to win my son he loves these sorts of games

  14. S Edwards
    November 18, 2018 / 7:28 am

    I would love to win this for my two girls who love all things to do with animals xx

  15. Zoe C
    November 18, 2018 / 10:21 am

    My children would both love these, good Christmas games

  16. Karen Barrett
    November 18, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Great prize, thank you, I’d love to win for my four grandchildren.

  17. jessica waugh
    November 18, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    I would love this for my little guy!! thanks for the chance

  18. Bob Clark
    November 18, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    it would be ideal for my darling grand daughter

  19. hayley berry
    November 18, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Another present ticked off my daughters never ending list. She hasn’t seen these but she loves animals.

  20. Angie McDonald
    November 18, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I’d love to win because my nephew absolutely loves board games and at Christmas its a tradition that we spend Boxing Day playing them together as a family – these would be perfect new additions to add to the fun!

  21. Catherine McAlinden
    November 18, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I’d love to win for my kids, my son has games on his Christmas list to Santa

    November 18, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    They would make ideal Christmas gifts for my nieces

  23. Emma
    November 18, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I would love to win this for my little girl, she would have hours of fun with these 🙂

  24. Susan B
    November 18, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    What fun. For younger children, I like games and toys to be very straightforward to understand so games of chance are appreciated in our house. Love the sound of Burp he Baby for our youngest.

    November 18, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    these both look fab for my younger two to play together x

  26. Lucy
    November 18, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    I’d love to win as it would be a great help for Christmas and look like good fun 🙂

  27. Katie B
    November 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    These would be good to play on Christmas day with the nieces!

  28. Jean Cassell
    November 18, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I love to-win this to add to my toy box for when the grandchildren visit

  29. Keeley Atkinson
    November 18, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I think the Burp the Baby game would have the kids rolling around with laughter, but it’s so infectious they set everyone else off.
    I think it would be so much fun for everyone.

  30. Laura Banks
    November 18, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    they look fun and my godson would love playing them

  31. Katie Simm
    November 18, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    I would love to win this for my niece. She loves to play games with us.

  32. Katie
    November 18, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I would love to win this for my niece. We love playing games together

  33. Rachel
    November 18, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    This would help my niece develop and learn whilst entertaining her. She would love it.

  34. Rachel Butterworth
    November 18, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    My niece would love the baby game. She loves playing at being a Mummy.

  35. john prendergast
    November 18, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I would like to win these games for my niece so we can play games together

  36. Jodie Green
    November 18, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I would love to win for my children, look so much fun

  37. Kellie McIntyre
    November 18, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    We love family games that makes us laugh-these look ideal!

  38. Angela treadway
    November 18, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    i would love to win these for my boys x

  39. Claire Nutman
    November 18, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    I love your competitions and blog posts, lets hope that i might win some things for christmas, to make it special, but many thanks for all the posts.

  40. Inga
    November 18, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    I’d give them to my great nephews and nieces to keep them occupied while they wait for Christmas Dinner, the really like playing games together

  41. November 18, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I would love to win as the boys and I enjoy playing games, the baby one sounds so funny too! x

  42. Leila Benhamida
    November 18, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Will be lovely to win and enjoy playing with my daughter.

  43. Kelly Morgan
    November 19, 2018 / 7:52 am

    Would love to win this or my nephews. They would really enjoy them.

  44. Ruth Harwood
    November 19, 2018 / 8:31 am

    These would be a great surprise present for my daughter this Christmas – we love to play games together to bond, it gives us conversation and mum/daughter time without interference from anything else! xx

  45. Sally Collingwood
    November 19, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    My grandchildren would love this game

  46. Sadiyya Maryam
    November 19, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    My daughter would absolutely love this and have so much fun.

  47. Ash R
    November 19, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    I would love to win this for my children, who would absolutely love it! 🙂 x

  48. Anthony Harrington
    November 19, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    This would be ideal for our little Grandson, he would really enjoy playing with it.

  49. Sophie Ade
    November 20, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    I would love to win because this is something that my son would really enjoy playing

  50. Heather
    November 20, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I would love to gift this to my bf’s little sister 🙂

  51. Jessi
    November 20, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    It would be fab for my three little ones

  52. Alice Dixon
    November 21, 2018 / 6:49 am

    We love board games in my house, my two sons would like these

  53. Kay Broomfield
    November 21, 2018 / 9:11 am

    We’ll be in the house a lot over Christmas as I’m having baby no. 3 on 23rd December so playing games with my other two children and having lots of laughs together is our plan! These would be a great addition to our games collection!

  54. Martina Pichova
    November 21, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I would love to win them for both of my kids – they would find them fun to play!

  55. justine meyer
    November 21, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    I would love to win this for my grand daughter she would love it

  56. Sarah Blackwell-Hughes
    November 21, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    This looks like so much fun. My son would love it x

  57. russell scott
    November 22, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Grandchild would love this – tomy are always good toys

  58. Jo
    November 22, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    This would very popular Christmas present for both my kids, they love fun games like this – especially ones that squirt water lol

  59. Hayley F
    November 22, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    Such lovely games. I’d love to win for my niece as she’s at the age where she would love these sort of games. Thankyou x x

  60. November 23, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I would love to win these for my girls. They would be fab for Christmas x

  61. November 23, 2018 / 9:18 am

    my younger two children love playing games together so I would love to win for them please x

  62. Laura Wheatley
    November 23, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    I would love to win for my daughters, looks like lots of fun

  63. chelsey hollings
    November 23, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I would love to win for my daughter Noelle. She loves games and would be so excited.

  64. michelle o'neill
    November 24, 2018 / 7:07 am

    i would love to win for my grandaughter for christmas

  65. Kay Sherman
    November 24, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I would love to win this for my 3 children we love playing games

  66. Debbie Finnerty
    November 24, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    I would love to win this for my nieces they would go crazy over these!

  67. Lorna Ledger
    November 24, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Would love to win for my Niece and Nephew and hopefully play with them too over the holidays

  68. helen Grayson
    November 24, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    I’d love to gift it to my friend who has a little boy! He loves playing and learning and these look like brilliant toys for him.

  69. Fiona Johnstone
    November 24, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I love Tomy toys and bought them for my own children. This time I would give them to my grandchildren. They are bright and colourful and interactive. Just great.

  70. Angela Muir
    November 25, 2018 / 10:38 am

    My neice would love this for her Christmas.

  71. Ursula Hunt
    November 25, 2018 / 10:42 am

    I would love to win this and give it to my grandchildren I would give them one game each but we would all enjoy playing with them

  72. judy kennedy
    November 25, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Brownie points for any game that can create laughter so I would gift to my nephew

  73. Roxanne
    November 25, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Would love to win this x

  74. Claire Woods
    November 25, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I know my son and niece would enjoy playing with this and find it funny.

  75. Matthew Warman
    November 26, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    These would be great to play at Christmas with my Niece and Nephew

  76. claire griffiths
    November 26, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    i would love to win as i know my children would love these games and have lots of fun 🙂

  77. Jodie W
    November 27, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Id love to win this for my sons schools games club, so that he and his friends could enjoy some new games

  78. Amy Bondoc
    November 27, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I would love to win this for for my daughter she would love to find out where the places shes visted are

  79. Shelley Jessup
    November 27, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    I would like to win so I could get my God-Daughter some extra gifts this Christmas she has made me ever so proud of her this year,

  80. kimberley ryan
    November 28, 2018 / 8:56 am

    would love to win for my 3 little ones, they look like such good fun

  81. Michelle Ferguson
    November 29, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I would love to win these to play with my nephews

  82. Julia Kerr
    November 30, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    2 of my favourite mini people in the whole world love my hamster and would love one of their own but it’s not possible, I have bought them hamster related books and soft toys from Luna (my loopy hamster) so I know they would LOVE this

  83. Kerry H
    December 1, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I would love to play these games with my son-I like games that are easy to grasp with not too many rules to follow. Much more fun for all ages!

  84. Jo m welsh
    December 2, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I would like to win for my daughter who loves playing games and these look a lot of fun for her

  85. hannah igoe
    December 2, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    These look really fun and we need some new games, and these look like they would make us laugh a lot

  86. Sean eccles
    December 3, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I would love to win this for my three kids

  87. Nikki Stewart
    December 3, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    This would make a perfect gift for my neice who is celebrating her birthday next month x

  88. Rebecca Mercer
    December 5, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    my daughter would absolutely love this, would love to win for her

  89. Laura Turner
    December 5, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    I’d give it to my nephew for Christmas. He loves all types of games.

  90. Christine Lockley
    December 8, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    These look great fun and would make a great addition to our family game nights

  91. Sandra Foreman
    December 8, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    This would make a great present for my granddaughter

  92. Lynn Neal
    December 8, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I would love to win for my grandchildren!

  93. Michaela Turner
    December 9, 2018 / 6:02 am

    I would love to win these for my 2 kids. They both have birthdays not long after xmas so it make a good start towards their birthday presents!

  94. Arabella Bazley
    December 9, 2018 / 8:21 am

    They are fab. Run Around Hamster sounds perfect for all the family, no matter their age, and would be great for providing a bit of healthy competition!

  95. Amy Pest
    December 12, 2018 / 10:07 am

    i would love to win this to play with my family at christmas

  96. Kristyn Harris
    December 12, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    I would love to win for my children for Christmas! This would be a real treat!

  97. December 12, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    My girls love games this would be great for them.

  98. Sheri Darby
    December 12, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I would love to win this because these games look great fun

  99. Lisa Wilkinson
    December 12, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    We love family games nights and these would be a great addition

  100. Nadine Holland
    December 12, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I’m a childminder and look after children of all ages. So new toys add variety to the children’s routines and are always appreciated. I can then donate other toys and the cycle continues 🙂

  101. paula cheadle
    December 12, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    I would love these games for my grandkids, we love playing games

  102. Miss Tracy Hanson
    December 13, 2018 / 12:35 am

    They both sound great fun. Can see my great-niece having loads of fun with BURP THE BABY as she’s only 2-and-a-half but wants a baby of her own. Ideal for the wintry months where being out and about as much isn’t an option.

  103. Laura Pyper
    December 13, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I I would love to win this for my daughter Zara, she would love them 🙂

  104. Emma Hussain
    December 13, 2018 / 7:04 am

    My three youngest children would really enjoy playing these games

  105. Charmaine Dance
    December 13, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I’d love this for my lovely niece

  106. sarah morris
    December 13, 2018 / 8:53 am

    These games look fantastic would be great for my niece and nephew

  107. Kelly Knowles
    December 13, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I love family games, im lucky that my four little ones are not taken oven by technology yet, and love giggles and making memories

  108. Rachel White
    December 13, 2018 / 10:11 am

    These look really fun games.. the kids would have hours of fun!

  109. Maria Jane Knight
    December 13, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I would love to win this so that we can all laugh ourselves silly on Christmas Day after lunch.

  110. December 13, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Would love this for my little grandson thanks for the chance

  111. Donna Tomlin
    December 13, 2018 / 11:55 am

    I would love to win this for my nephew and he loves playing.

  112. Samantha O'D
    December 13, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    These both sound really fun, my girls would love the Burp the Baby game

  113. Adrian Bold
    December 13, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I would love to win these for my nephew as they look like a lot of fun to play! Thanks for the competition.

  114. Kirsteen Mackay
    December 13, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I think my children would enjoy both these games. They sound educational and a good laugh.

  115. Stef Acaster
    December 13, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    I would love to win because they look like good fun games for winter afternoons

  116. Angela Sharp
    December 13, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    I would love to win for my son, he would really enjoy this for Christmas

  117. Kim Neville
    December 13, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    They both look really good games we have not seen before so my kids would enjoy playing

  118. Theresa THomas
    December 13, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I would love to win the games for my Son. Families that play together, stay together

  119. Catherine Bullas
    December 13, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    This would be perfect for my 5 kids, they’d love these.

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