Tuesday, 18 December 2018

What's That Smell? The Party Game That Stinks (review)

What's That Smell? from WowWee is a fun new family game that is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser during the Christmas holidays. Let's just hope nobody has a bad cold with a bunged-up nose or they won't be able to play along ! It reminds me very much of the idea behind the popular Bean Boozled jelly beans, which entice you to eat disgustingly flavoured jelly beans, but this time we've swapped senses and it's your nose that is put to the test ! Tipped to be one of the the hottest games of the year (and already a big favourite on YouTube), What's That Smell? is the new scratch & sniff party game that totally stinks!

You can play with any number of contestants between two and six people, but if you're having a big family party, you could always work in teams. Inside the box, you get 48 mystery whiff cards, 4 stank cards and a sheet of whiff strips (for scratching the cards to release the smell), as well as card-holders, score cards and resealable plastic bags.

Once you've picked your card, place it in the card holder and give it a scrape then put your nostrils to work. Will you have something pleasant like strawberries or flowers, or will you be straight into olfactory hell with dustbins or pooey nappies?! Try to win bonus points by adding details of favourite memories or thoughts that the smell reminds you of. 

Scoring is a little bit complicated but it actually works really well once you get the hang of it. Reveal the answer on the card - you earn points if you got the smell right, or if you got the right category. Players will then decide who will earn points for having the funniest answer.  If you have the What's That Smell? app installed on your tablet, you can also grab one point if you went for one of the most popular wrong answers. You may have to go for a head-to-head Smell Off round and the winner will get to choose a player to suffer the Whiff of Shame. Will you be subjected to Extra Old Toe Cheese, Diaper Blowout, Hot Chunky Vomit or Smothered in B.O.?! Ewwww !

Have a look at the video for a better idea of how it all works. 

With over 50 smells from nice to downright nasty, What's That Smell? is a breath of fresh (and not-so-fresh) air in the party game category ! If you're looking for a game to keep everyone in good spirits during the Christmas holidays, this is a scent-sational option !

For 2-6 players ages 14+, RRP £24.99

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. It is certainly different and looks to be fun! Thanks for the review.

  2. Sounds a fun game

  3. Sounds quite revolting, but I imagine that my younger one would want one, as it would appeal to his sense of humour, and also if it's endorsed by his favourite Youtubers. :)


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