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My 3 year old asks to play this with me regularly, and my 6 yo occasionally asks to play as well. Pros: - I love that the "board" is actually the box - the parts all seem durable - the acorns are a little sticky due to the rubbery material, which makes them easier to handle - games are short - teaches counting to 2, colors, fine motor skills, turn taking
Cons - the squirrel tweezers are a little hard to figure out for little fingers - can get boring for the parent
I bought this for my 2 year old and it's been a pretty big hit. It's very easy to learn, and a quick game to play (about five to ten minutes per game). The box is shaped like a tree, and is used for the game, which is very cute. The squirrel used to pick up the acorns is easy to grasp and operate. The colors are a bit muted and maybe a bit off, but it's a nice change from primary colors so I don't mind. I could do without the "sad squirrel" space on the spinner, who doesn't get to pick an acorn. Overall we like it, and it's been a great addition to our toddler games.
Great game for a 3 1/2 year old. It’s really easy to learn and a game doesn’t take too long to play. The squirrel pinchers are a little tough for my kiddo to use properly but that’s just because she’s not used to them. They are great for helping kids learn hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. It’s also a good game for color recognition since the goal of the game is to fill up your log with all of the acorn colors. I got my game during a sale so, for less than $10 it was a steal.
So glad we got this game for our 3 yr old. I love board games and remember playing with my father when I was young. I'm hoping to foster that in her as well. She enjoys playing it and it is super easy to learn (she knows her colors). My only complaint is that something is off with the spinner and/or board and it doesn't spin well unless messed with several times during game play. Looking forward to getting another game, though!
Fun little game! My son enjoys this game. It helps with matching and taking direction. This is the first board game we have purchased him and the simplicity is perfect for a three and a half year old. I never considered how hard it might be to try to teach a board game to a little child. My son is quite smart though and picked it up quickly. It helps with learning to take turns and be patient etc. The game is fast moving and really is over within five minutes or so.
The game itself is nicely packaged and seems to be nice quality. The box, boards, pieces are sturdy and engaging. We enjoy this little game quite a bit!
My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter picked this up fairly easily. I would recommend for learning to take turns and play with others. Squirrel tweezers somewhat difficult to manage for small hand and short tempers but changing the process to just pick up the acorn with sneaky squirrel and then take out with fingers to place on board made it easier.
This is a very cute game - all of the game pieces are well made and good quality, which justifies the price (I purchased for $14.95 I believe). That being said, the actual game play is VERY similar to something like Hi Ho Cherry-O which you can get for much less than $10. If I had realized how extremely similar those two games are (we already own Hi Ho Cherry-O) I likely would not have purchased this one. Either way, it is very fun and cute. The little squirrel grabber is the best part, in my opinion. Very good quality.
Quick, easy, and fun-ish game. One big thing though is that, for whatever reason, the spinner came out bent with the box I purchased. I tried to flatten it numerous times and it still wouldn't lay flat. The problem is then is that it would skew the spinner to land on certain spots far more frequently as a result. Might be that other folks had much better success with it but that's just really something a bit too important for a board game when something like a spinner has been around who knows how long now.
I really like this game, a lot. The four stars is because even our granddaughter has trouble telling what the color is if it's not daylight hours. The game teaches patience waiting for turns, and also the art of sharing as a "sneaky squirrel" may take one of your nuts. But turn about is fair play and before long they may be taking on your nuts.