One of the things I really enjoy about Riley, now that she is almost three years old, is her new capacity to play games. Before, she was just too small to understand games with real rules. Of course, we have always enjoyed a good round of peek-a-boo, building block towers or playing with stuffed animals, but I've longed for the day when we could play actual board games together.
ThinkFun has a great selection of Junior Games, just perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. They allowed Riley and I to review the new Snack Attack game. Keep reading to learn more!
Craving a fun time? Bring Snack Attack to the table and serve up a fast-paced, picture-matching, token-stacking challenge that will have players of all ages coming back for seconds. The player that finds and stacks the most matching Snack Tokens on their Snack Plate wins!
The Snack Attack game from ThinkFun is designed for children ages 4 years old and up. Personally, I believe that younger children can play too, as long as they are closely supervised by an adult. The small snack tokens could present a choking hazard for small children, but my two-year old daughter loved playing this game and quickly figured out how to play.
The directions are very simple as illustrated below:
Riley really enjoyed this game for it was easy to learn and she loves pairing like items together to make a match. She frequently does this with her toys anyway, so it was definitely her pleasure to search the platter and find a match to what was on her plate (and my plate and her daddy's plate)! :silly:
Her favorite part of the Snack Attack game was without a doubt the Spinner Platter. Riley was in awe of how the snack tokens were loaded into the tube and then when the handle was spun around the platter, all of the tokens magically appeared in the right places! After we had played about five or six rounds of this game, she still kept wanting to fill the tube up with the snack tokens and spin the handle around the platter all by herself. This seemed to be a toy in itself!
I'm a big fan of the Snack Attack game for it's fun to play and teaches children several valuable skills in the process:
- Visual Recognition
- Memory and Concentration
- Observation and Perception
- Fine Motor Skills and Coordination
- Following Instructions
- Taking Turns
- Winning and Losing
With the Snack Attack game by ThinkFun, we finally have a game the whole family can play together! If you have a young child who is eager to begin playing board games, then I highly recommend shopping the selection of well-designed Junior Games from ThinkFun!
Disclosure: I received the Snack Attack Game from ThinkFun in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!