Sock Game

It’s time to gather the family or some good friends and do something together, to have some fun and enjoy each other’s company. But what to do? How about turning off the television, putting down all those electronic devices (and, shock horror, turn your phones OFF) and plunge your arm into a SOCK with The Sock Game!

Why would anyone want to gather the people they love and sit around sticking their arms into socks and fiddling about to see what they can find? Thankfully, the sock in question isn’t a smelly old sports sock that you have just grabbed out of the washing basket. I am talking about The Sock Game from Green Bros Games.

The Sock Game is a game for 2 to 10 players / teams, aged 8+. It has a playing time of anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes (all depends on how quickly players find the correct objects). The idea is to fill a sock with 30 different objects and try to pull the correct one out. Trust me, it is lots of fun.

The Sock Game is an interactive fun, fast sensory family game where the idea is to find objects hidden in a sock. A challenging and hilarious game of dexterity. Thankfully the game is supplied with 2 clean socks, you don’t have to remove the ones on your feet that you have been wearing all day, much to the relief of anyone that is going to play. You play just with your hands and must find specified objects by touch and feel alone – no peeking is allowed.

In the box:

  • 1 Pair of Official Socks Game Socks
  • 2 Sets of 30 Game Items
  • Spinner Score Board
  • 2 Scoring Counters
  • Instructions
Sock Game

Setting up the game to play is simple. Grab your friends and family, you can have up to 10 players. Fill the two socks with the 30 items – the items in each sock will be the same. You can even add your own small items to customise it as there are blank spaces on the board where you write your own objects. With the socks loaded, place the spinner in the centre of the table so that all players can reach it. You are now ready to play and go sock delving.

To play, somebody spins the spinner on the game board. The spinner arrow will stop on an object and whatever the arrow is pointing to is the object that the players must find in their sock. It is a race to find it first (only 2 players play at the same time). Each player plunges their hand into the sock, letting their fingers do the “seeing” to try and find the specified object – but be warned, some objects do feel very similar so make sure you choose wisely. Each item found is worth 1 point and the first player/team to reach 11 points is the winner.

It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Plunge your hand into a sock, find the specified object, pull it out and win the point. That would be no fun, therefore it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when you are racing against another player. Without being able to see the objects, finding things by touch alone is quite difficult. Many of the objects have a very similar feel to them when you can’t see them, so you do have to concentrate and be sure of the object you have found before pulling it out.

And just to make it harder, fair for all players and to make it that more challenging and interesting (and fun) there are some simple rules to follow:

  • No Twosies – Only one hand is allowed in the sock. You can use your other hand to feel for objects outside of the sock.
  • No Twitching – never have your hand inside the sock before the spinner is spun and an object called.
  • No Peeking – do not roll the sock down to have a quick peek inside.
Sock Game

Overall, who would have thought that delving into a sock (and not even one of your own) could be any fun at all but The Sock Game is a hilarious fun party game that the whole family will enjoy. It is a very simple game where two socks are filled with 30 identical items and players must race against each other to feel their way to the correct objects to score points. Not being able to see what you are doing and just using your sense of touch alone can be quite a tricky challenge.

The socks can be quite tight or your arm, especially for older teenagers and adults, but that just makes it more fun as it gives younger players a very small advantage when playing against adults as they can remove their hands just that little bit easier.

Whilst the game doesn’t have many rules, it is very easy to play and the rules it does have are simple and easy to understand. It is not as simple as you think to win as many objects feel quite similar.

We have had lots of fun playing The Sock Game. It is a sensory game where good dexterity skills are needed. It is a very competitive game and fantastic family fun. The only problem we had was where to store it – does it go in the sock drawer or on the board game shelf?

The Sock Game is an excellent fun family-friendly simplistic sensory party game that will bring out your competitive side. A very entertaining game for all age groups and hilarious fun.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £21.99

Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.

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