New Dig In! (rrp £19.99, by Drumond Park Games) is a fabulously easy, but deceptively challenging and frantically fun game, suitable for all ages. What’s great about this game is that the concept is ridiculously simple. Up to four players at a time dig into a bowl of colourful everyday items to find the six objects pictured on their card. Each card has pictures of six very recognisable items - an ice cream, dog, plane, rabbit, boat, scissors, starfish, teddy etc. - on it; each one a particular colour. Using both hands you have just 15 seconds - after you have punched the chunky timer - to rummage through the contents of the bowl and find all of your objects.
If no winner has emerged during the round, all the players then ‘dig in’ together – but using only one hand each. There is no time limit for this mad all-in scramble, which keeps going until a player finds all six items illustrated on their card, wins the round – and keeps the card. The rounds continue – until a player collects three cards, and is declared the winner.