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My main problem with that the only kids who will want to play this are toddlers and preschoolers, and that age group does not handle multiple bad things happening very well. Out of 10 options on the wheel that tells you what to do on your turn, three of them will make a kid sad and one of those involved outing back everything you've gained and starting over again. You can imagine how well that goes over with a toddler. I think it's good to have at least one bad outcome because it helps kids realize things don't always go perfectly. However, in addition to having the start over option, and one official miss-your-turn option, every time you get a color you already have, you essentially miss your turn as well so the longer the game goes the more likely it is that your child will skip multiple turns and because the closer you get to winning, the slower the game goes, it also makes it more likely that you will get the put-everything-back option and have to start over again. Obviously, you can just make your own rules and ignore anything unpleasant but then it's not really a game, it's just a toy for your kids to do whatever they want with. That said, my kids do enjoy the cute acorns and putting them in the holes with or without the game and it does help with learning colors so it wasn't a total waste. I just don't feel it's a very well-thought-out game for the intended audience.
It is a fun idea to collect acorns and wait for the turn. But my toddler really hates the idea of “stealing” the acorn from another player. We never introduced “stealing” as an okay move in our family. When I read stories to my kid, he knows stealing is wrong. And therefore even in the game, he feels pressured to “steal” other player’s acorn to win. And I feel like this concept of “stealing” acorn is unnecessary for little kids. It might be fun for big kids but little kids like mine certainly feel confused and pressured to “steal”. Overall, I do not suggest this for little kids.
Sorry, this one wasn't a hit for us. Bought it for Christmas over a year ago when my daughter was 4. She was bored after the second game and it only came out of the box one other time throughout the year, only she didn't play with it as intended. She just played with the squirrel and acorns for a few minutes and that was it. Also the spinner is warped so it always stops on the same spot. On the upside, the artwork is cute.
My 5 YO son and even 3 YO son like this game, but the spinner broke the 3 time we used it. I had bought it all the way back on December 7th, but it wasn't unwrapped for a Christmas gift until the 25th. We have only used it a dozen times, but I have missed the return window by ONE day. This is how my life goes on a regular basis.
Not very impressed. While the concept of the game is cute, and educational, it is not made to last very long. The spinner board and round acorn holders are made of cardboard and is already coming apart and one bent in after 1 time of playing with it. The squirel and acorns are made of stronger plastic, but overall, i am not very impressed. I am annoyed that i spent this much $ on it.
This game came highly recommended for preschoolers. The concept is great, but the spinner is so cheaply made that I spend most of the time bending it so it will spin properly. If they improve the spinner I would raise my rating to 5 stars.
I really wish the spinner worked. It's the perfect game for my 3-year-old, but the spinner always stops on green, even when I try to un-warp it while spinning it. Is a 10-sided die too hard to manufacture? So much easier to use than the spinner, in my opinion.