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Not Parent Approved: A Fun Family Card Game



My kids get a huge kick out of using “bathroom words”.  You know. As in words related to bodily functions. They will sit and whisper to each other such things as “poop” and “fart” then laugh until they are crying. Pretty typical stuff for their ages.



With everything going on in the world it is nice to let the kids loose and have some real fun. Not Parent Approved, a PG-rated multi-award winning word game, has allowed us to do just that and use some language they would normally get in trouble for. Not Parent Approved is filled with age-appropriate, family friendly toilet humour, which really got my kids engaged and giggling immediately.

We played a few rounds together as a family, and althought the game is intended for ages 8 and up, my 6 year old had no problems playing along or reading her cards. Gameplay is simple – it’s essentially a game of mad libs where one player reads a question card and everyone else answers with the funniest answer card they have.



Being silly and inapproriate is what really got my kids get hooked on this game, but as a parent, I love watching them have just the best time away from screens. I also love watching them improve their literacy and language skills without even realising they are doing it.  I love watching them reason as they decide which card fits the question best. Most of all though, I love hanging out with them and having their full attention as we play.

I could see this game as being a really great way to get reluctant readers to gain confidence and motivation to read.

I did have to go through and remove a few cards that were definitely geared towards tweens. I just didn’t really want to have to explain to my 6 year old about private parts and puberty. That said, there were very few cards that I felt were questionable enough to remove.

Not Parent Approved is a huge hit with my kids, they even play the game together when we can’t play as a family. Not only is Not Parent Approved fun to play, but it’s simple. They just have the best time with it.


Not Parent Approved has won:

2018 Academics’ Choice Awards Brain Toy

2018 Hot Diggity Awards

2018 PAL Award Winner

Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products

Mom’s Choice Gold Award

Natl. Parenting Ctr. 2018 Holiday Seal of Approval

National Parenting Product Awards 2016 Winner

Scholastic Parent & Child 2016 Gold Star Toy

Tillywig Toy Awards’ Best Family Fun Award Winner

Family Review Center Seal of Approval


Buy it:

Not Parent Approved is a PG-rated multi-award winning word game exclusively on Amazon for $24.99.

Use  discount code “25Virtual” to save 25% when purchasing Not Parent Approved on Amazon. Recreate some of the fun of playing together by playing this game remotely together until it’s safe to play together in person.




Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinons are my own.