When we heard that Learning Resources were looking for reviewers of their Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™ I knew that Roo would have fun testing out a new board game…
- Tree-shaped box that converts into the game board
- 1x Squirrel Squeezer
- 20x Coloured acorns
- 1x Game spinner
- 4x Player logs
- Instruction guide
Suitable for ages 3+ and 2-4 players
It is great to see a company that has really given some thought to the packaging of the the game. The tree-shaped box not only has the novelty factor but is functional too, providing the base for acorns to be stored during game play.
How to play
The principle of the game is very simple…
Each player has their own log and takes it in turns to spin the game spinner. If the arrow lands on a colour the player carefully takes an acorn from the tree using the Squirrel Squeezer and adds it to the corresponding coloured space on their log. However, if you already have that coloured acorn in your log you miss a turn.
Players may also land on the following:
- One acorn – Choose any acorn from the tree and use the Squirrel Squeezer to place in your log with the matching colour!
- Two acorns – Choose any two acorns from the tree and use the Squirrel Squeezer to place in your log with the matching colours!
- The Sneaky Squirrel – Use the Squirrel Squeezer to steal coloured acorn you need for your log from another player’s log!
- Sad Squirrel – Pass the Squirrel Squeezer to the player on your left and skip your turn
- Squirrel Storm – Oh no! A furious storm blew all of your acorns back into the tree! Put them back and skip your turn
Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…
I loved the simple nature of this game, you could easy choose to play by the rules for children that would understand the rules or allow younger children to practice picking the acorns up with the Squirrel Squeezer and placing them in the correct coloured space on the logs.
Roo really enjoyed playing the game, although was a little miffed when she landed on the Squirrel Storm! After explaining that it was just a game she did calm down, so I can see many a falling out over landing on that spinner space!
With a RRP of £23.99 I feel it is a little expensive, although that being said the game and its packaging are well made.
Like the look of this game? why not head over the the Learning Resources Facebook page were they have a competition to win one of five copies of the game, closing date 30th April 2013.