Throw Throw Burrito Extreme

Now that the weather is better (for the most part anyway), we can start to get outside and have some fun enjoying the outdoors, if you can get the kids to put their phones down or switch off their screens that is. And what better way is there than spending time outside than a bit of organised yet totally disorganised mad fun? A little while ago we reviewed the dodgeball card game Throw Throw Burrito where players get to throw foam burritos at each other. Now that the sun is whispering in our ears and is calling us to come out and play, we have taken the game outside with Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition, where the foam burritos have been swapped out for large inflatable burritos!

Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition is a larger version of the very popular game from Exploding Kittens. Whilst its predecessor is played indoors, this version is to be played outdoors; have fun in the garden, local park or even at the beach. It is a game suitable for 2-6 players, aged 7+ and has a playing time of around 15-20 minutes. It is just as much fun for adults as it is for the kids and families. Played the same way as the original game except that instead of small squishy burritos being thrown across the room, you now throw giant 3ft inflatable burritos at your opponents, dodgeball on a super-sized scale and lots of fun.

In the box:

  • 2x 3ft Inflatable Burritos
  • 1x Repair Patch
  • 120x Water-resistant Jumbo Playing Cards
  • 6x Burrito Bruises
  • 1x Fear Me Badge
  • Instructions
Throw Throw Burrito Extreme

Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition is a dodgeball card game. It comes with jumbo-sized water-resistant playing cards and 3ft inflatable burritos that make it great fun to play outside.

The aim of the game is for players to try and make matching sets of three cards (Barky Sharky, Floaty Goaty or Goth Sloth cards) to earn points, whilst at the same time trying to get your opponents to engage in burrito brawls, wars and duels, to duck, dodge and dive out of the way of flying giant airborne burritos to avoid getting hit and earning a Burrito Bruise.

Throw Throw Burrito Extreme comes with two 3ft inflatable burritos, that means before any play can start, they need to be inflated. They are not self-inflating. You can blow them up manually, but this will require a lot of puff and will take some time. I would recommend using a pump of some sort – I used an electric pump, but you could also use a foot pump or even a bicycle pump, and the burritos were inflated in no time at all.

With the massive burritos inflated, it’s time to prepare for battle. Each player is dealt approximately 15 cards face down (the exact number doesn’t seem to matter!) and placed on the table to their right – this is their personal draw pile. Remaining cards are split into 2 equal(ish) piles and placed face down in the centre of the table – these become the community draw pile. The Burrito Bruises are placed in the centre of the table and the inflated burritos are placed near or under the table. Players then draw 5 cards from the top of their personal draw pile and can look at them. Throw Throw Burrito Extreme battle can now commence.

Players need to try and create a matching set of 3 cards. This is achieved by disposing a card from their hand and placing it on the personal draw pile of the player to their left whilst then drawing a new card from their own personal draw pile. When a player gets 3 matching cards they place them face up in front of them and draw another 3 cards from their personal draw pile. Players cannot hold more than 5 cards at once. All players play at the same time, there is no turn taking and players must try to create their matching sets as quickly as possible. If a player runs out of cards in their personal draw pile they can draw from the community pile until there are more cards in their personal draw pile.

When a player collects a matching set of normal cards they receive 1 point, matching sets of Battle Cards are worth 2 points and a Burrito Bruise is worth -1 point.

As soon as a player creates a matching set of Battle Cards they place them in their score pile as normal and shout out the name of the battle: Brawl, War or Duel. When a battle is called, all play must stop and the real fun begins and the inflatable burritos come into play.

  • If Brawl is declared: the players to the immediate left and right of the player that declared the brawl must grab a burrito and launch it at the other player (we had the burritos on the grass rather than under the table so that there was more room to play, and also meant a run from the table – a game with exercise). The first player to be hit by the burrito loses the brawl.
  • If War is declared: ALL players except the player that declared the War must race to grab a burrito, the first player to be hit by a burrito loses the war.
  • If Duel is declared: the player that declared the duel picks 2 players to duel (they can include themselves if they want to). Each player grabs a burrito and they stand back to back to each other. Both players will simultaneously say “3, 2, 1, Burrito!” As each number is said, both players will take a step away from each other in a straight line, and on “Burrito!” they turn and throw. The first player to get hit by a burrito loses the Duel.

Players that lose a Brawl, War or Duel by being hit with a giant inflatable burrito is given a Burrito Bruise token.

The game is played over two rounds. Round 1 ends when all 6 of the Burrito Bruises have been handed out. The winner of the round is the player with most points, any Burrito Bruises you have deducts 1 point from your score. The player with most points is given the Fear Me Badge. Reset the game and play again for round 2. If the player with the Fear Me Badge wins again, they are the outright winner of the game. If another player wins, that player and the holder of the Fear Me Badge must have a Duel to determine the overall winner.

Overall, Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition is a great outdoor version of a very popular and fun game. We have all loved playing it (and is great for getting everybody active when they are moving around the garden trying to avoid flying burritos). You don’t even need a garden to play, as the box is sturdy with a carry handle you can easily take the game to your local park or favourite outdoor space and play there (as long as you can inflate the burritos).

It is a very simple game to set up and play and the kids (and I must admit, the adults) loved racing around throwing their inflatable burritos at each other, it makes a card matching game with elements of Dodgeball much more enjoyable and plenty of hilarious fun.

The playing cards are jumbo-sized and water resistant so are great for playing with outside. And as the inflatables are being thrown around a lot, at some point there may be a puncture, but the game does come with a repair patch to fix small punctures (although more than one in the box would be a better option).

Whilst the burritos are inflatables, they don’t hurt when hit by one and due to their large size they can be thrown but not as easily as the tabletop version of the game and not as far, which makes it that bit more challenging and exciting.

Throw Throw Burrito Extreme Outdoor Edition is a fantastically fun game to get everybody outdoors having fun, getting some fresh air and keeping active (and all without a screen in sight). The only thing I would suggest is investing in a pump of some sort so that the burritos can be inflated quickly and easily – unless you like blowing them up manually of course!

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £29.99

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5 stars

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

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