Parents' Guide to

What the Golf?

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Goofy, fun, and inventive all-ages game of golf.

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While serious golfers will find this to be an affront to the sport they love so much, fans of mini-golf, goofy puns, and physics will chuckle repeatedly as they play this fun "golf" game. Like the real sport, or the miniature version, What the Golf? has you trying to get balls in holes. Well, okay, not holes -- you just have to hit the flag. And also, it's not always a ball. Sometimes it's a couch, sometimes it's a house, and on a couple of occasions it's a golfer who, well, let's just assume he's fallen asleep. There are also courses where the ball is Mario from Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros., others where he can spin a web, any size, like Spider-Man, and still others when you're in outer space. Though no matter what it is, or where, the objective remains the same: get the "ball" to the flag.

Now, those serious golfers mentioned earlier will also not appreciate that this game doesn't keep score or have you on a timer. That does, admittedly, cut the challenge out of some of these holes. But for every hole that just requires you to smack the ball a couple times, there's another where you have to contend with, say, some kids getting in the way because your golf ball is actually a soccer ball. Or maybe your ball is a vase that can't hit anything without breaking. Or you have to use a bubble to pick up your ball and bounce it to the flag while avoiding bubble-breaking spikes. But whether it's a hole that requires some brain power or good timing or luck, or none of the above, you'll find What the Golf? to be an engaging, addictive, and even giggle-inducing game for all but the most stoic of sports fans.

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