Let University Games Take You on a Pirate Adventure

Posted on September 12th, 2016

When the rain comes down and sends you scurrying indoors let University Games come to the rescue with a spot of old fashioned family fun. Whether it is a drizzle at the weekend thwarting outdoor fun, or just the need for a little down time after a hard day at school, ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’ will bring a smile to their face and revive spirits.

Don't Rock the Boat

Don’t Rock the boat.

Transform the family dining table into the rocky ocean. Set up your pirate ship to rock on the ocean wave and take it in turns to rescue your cute pirate penguins from the deep waters by balancing them aboard the ship.  

Ship all Set up

However this is harder than it sounds. There is skill and dexterity involved in balancing and counterbalancing the boat so that your penguin isn’t the one to sink the ship and topple everyone overboard! As the box states:

“Balance Yer

Matey’s or

Overboard Ya Go!”   

Kids playing Don't Rock the Boat

‘Don’t Rock the Boat’ Need to Know Facts:

  • Suitable from Age 5+
  • For 2 to 4 Players
  • Recommended Retail Price £14.99
  • Available from Amazon, John Lewis, Tesco and Argos
  • Contents: Ship with 3 masts, 2 piece water wave, 16 pirate penguins, Rules

What's in the Box

What we liked about University Games ‘Don’t Rock the Boat’

  1. The instructions are clear and simple.
  2. The set up is quick and uncomplicated.
  3. There is skill and judgement involved.
  4. The game is engaging and fun for all the family. While recommended for age 5 upwards my 12 year old tweens had a blast with more than a little competitive spirit coming through.
  5. Each game is quite quick but keeps you coming back for a rematch.

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Don’t Rock the Boat


I was sent a copy of the game for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Our copy is now available to borrow by holiday guests from the Coombe Mill Games Room.