Just when you thought giant, inflatable monstrosities were a thing of the past—apparently people think they should literally be banned—they just keep popping up everywhere. Whether you're in the market for a 6-foot-tall demogorgon that spews water or an enormous blow-up game of Twister for your next backyard party, you're sure to find someone selling it online. Well, if you're looking for a new thrill to liven up your backyard, look no further: EZ Inflatables sells a human-sized game of Whack-A-Mole.
For those who don't know, the game of Whack-A-Mole is quite simple (and usually on a much smaller scale than the one offered here). Created in the 1970s as an arcade game, the objective of the game is easy to get—whack a bunch of robotic moles with an attached mallet as they pop out of their respective holes. Each time you hit one before it starts sinking back down, you get points. If you miss it—and fail to whack that mole—you get no points. And the general shame and ridicule of everyone around you.
This enormous inflatable version has the same kind of rules, but it raises the stakes, using humans instead of robotic moles to be whacked—meaning protective headgear is a must (EZ Inflatables's website states that any of their games involving contact will include helmets). In this version, one person acts as the whacker, and his/her sole goal is to protect a ton of plastic balls around the center, and the six "moles" have to try and get as many of the balls as they can without getting whacked. Once all of the balls have been retrieved, the mole with the most amount of items wins.
You can order it for a mere $2,195 on ezinflatables.com. Truly, what a time to be alive.
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