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Electric Shock Toys: Shock Ball, Electric Shock Games, And More

Updated on February 18, 2011

What most people don't know is that a high voltage shock isn't likely to cause any harm to a human being. The thing that will really do a person in is a high voltage shock plus high amperage. That's why electric shock toys can have a relatively high voltage without causing any harm.

Electric shock games have been common for almost twenty years. You may have first seen them at carnivals or boardwalk arcades where fun having tourists are challenged to grab hold of two metal rods and keep their grip for as long as they can while electricity courses through them. Since then, the games have gotten smaller and smaller and now these shocking toys are sized perfectly for them home.

These are perfect for grownups that want to impress their friends at parties or for kids who want a little jolt of excitement from their toys. Yes, that was a pun, if you were wondering.

Read on to find out more about these unique and interesting toys.

The Hot Potato Shock Ball

So, this electric shock ball is less about enduring a low amperage electric shock than it is about using it for a nasty little surprise.   The game is all about building suspense.  Players pass the ball between one or more friends until finally, the timer goes off and the loser gets a little shock.  This is a great way to figure out who exactly will be washing the dishes tonight or just as a party game.

The shock itself is actually very light and will do little more than give the recipient a wake up call. However, this high tech version of a classic kids game is a great way to enjoy this unique toy.

Shocking Simon style Game
Shocking Simon style Game

Electric Shock Memory Game

We all remember playing Simon, the game where you try and remember an ever growing sequence of electronic lights and sounds. Well, this time your remembering the pattern got even more important because if you're going to get a nice little electric shock if you miss out on pressing the buttons in the right pattern.

This is a fun twist on a classic game. Young children should definitely avoid it since it can be very frustrating and the shock is a little stronger. But older kids/teens and adults will really enjoy this electric shock toy and really appreciate what it brings to the table. If you thought regular memory games could get intense, wait until you get a good zap for messing up.

This game is in short supply, so don't hesitate on making an order if you're looking for a unique gift for teens.  It might be best to pick it up on eBay since new copies tend to cost a bit more due to scarcity.

Radio Controlled Shocking Tanks

Now these are really cool. These electric shock toys turn the art of remote control war and add a little bit of gravitas to it by including small electric shocks for the loser.  The basic premise is simple: two players control opposing remote control tanks and zip and zoom around the house.  When one player scores a hit on the other, the radio control device will send a small electric current through the loser.

Like the electric shocks in the Memory game, this is a great combination of a classic child hood game and electric shocks.  The controls come with multiple settings to determine how hard the shock will be, making sure it can scale with the "toughness" of kids of any age.

Read on for electric shock prank toys

Not all electric shock toys are for those in the know.  If you're interested in finding out about hand buzzers, shocking pens, lighters that zap, and other electric shock pranks, read on.  These mischievous toys are perfect for April Fool's Day.

Continue to: Electric Shock Pranks For All Ages

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    • carolinemoon profile image

      carolinemoon 

      7 years ago

      I guess this might be the coolest toy. It's interesting.Love it. Wonderful hub!

    • HomeInsights profile image

      HomeInsights 

      7 years ago

      It's strange, I love the concept of these shock games and I've participated in a few games involving similar toys myself but I personally don't like being shocked. Don't ask why.

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Call me wild and crazy but I love this. We play lots of games but that shock ball would get us up and moving. And an electrified Simon? - brilliant!

      What fun party ideas for everybody.

      Super! It's on the shopping list!

    • FitnezzJim profile image

      FitnezzJim 

      8 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Heh, thats what uncles are for.

    • John B Badd profile image

      John B Badd 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Very cool toys. I wonder how many mothers will refuse to get these for their children, hehe.

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