Giant Buzz Wire

We have had a lot of fun recently making commissions of giant versions of classic games. Connect 4, scrabble, pick up sticks! (You can see these on our commissions page).

We had such a good response from these games that we have started a Games Hire Service, so you can enjoy them at your party, fair or any special event you have planned.

Playing games remembered from childhood often brings back many fond memories. One of mine was of the buzz wire game, and so it was that the Woodbotherer (aka Phil) built a Giant ‘Hand’ Buzz Wire.


Theo takes the Buzz Wire challenge

Do you remember these from your childhood? I remember them from school fairs – they were so tricky! (Ours currently has some tape in between the ‘fingers’ so you can have a rest).

Giant buzz wire

Serious concentration

What games do you remember from childhood? Which would you like a giant version of? We would love to hear from you.

If you would like to hire any of our games please see our ‘Woodbother Games for Hire’ page on this website or email Sam

Best wishes





Hello everyone and welcome to the new home of ‘The Elves and the Woodbotherer’.

We have had a busy and wonderful summer. In particular the Woodbotherer games have been getting out and about all over Auckland. To meet this wonderful new popularity the Woodbotherer has been making some new games. The latest is a game called ‘Toptafel”.

The idea is that you have a small spinning top around which you wind a string. You can then launch the spinning top from the front of the game sending it spinning around the board, hopefully knocking over the skittles along the way. Each skittle has a score – the highest scoring being at the far end of the board.


Theo tries his luck at Toptafel

It is really fun – and you certainly need more that one go. Evie has the high score of 200 in our family.


Spinning top in action

Is it skill? Is it luck – not sure yet. Certainly is fun though!

Games are available for hire. Contact Sam 09 8272653 or email for details.