Nature/ Type: Cute board game with rabbit theme for young kids
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 4 year-old ++
Who would love this: Parents searching for an easy-to-learn board game for young kids
Our two-year-old wanted to play a “board game”. It was a challenge sourcing an age-appropriate one that can both “make sense” and appeal to this tiny person. Grabbit from SmartGames is a real delightful find, and has now become her ultimate favourite game. Thank you Leisure Learning for generously providing this game to us for a review. Our girl thinks this is super-duper AWESOME!
Why I love ❤️ this game:
(1) Fun Game with Rabbits & Vegetable Tokens - The game comes with a game board with 4 x 4 grid, 4 rabbit game pieces in 3D form, 4 collection cards, 16 vegetable tokens, 16 leaf tiles, and a game rules booklet. First, shuffle the vegetable tokens and place them randomly face down on the 16 allotted spaces on the board. Next, cover the tokens with 15 square leaf tiles, “jump” a rabbit onto a moveable leaf, slide it either horizontally or vertically by pushing it towards the empty space. Reveal the visible vegetable token underneath the new “uncovered” space and add it into your collection. The first player that successfully collected 4 different vegetables (onion, carrot, potato, radish) is the winner. Our two-year-old enjoys the setting-up, the rabbit hopping, the sliding motion, the discovery of “surprise” token, and accumulating her harvest. The rules are simple and fun, with a familiar theme!
(2) Great Components - The graphic and design of the game components are amazing as per the usual SmartGames standard. We love the four rubbery and a little squeezable rabbits in 4 different colours (grey, white, ginger, and dark chocolatey brown). I also love the “farming” board with mice and moles burrowing around, tokens with 4 types of “root vegetables” cultivated underground, tiles with leafy green and stems.
(3) Memory & Matching Skills - The game trains up memory and matching skills. We can also play the “expert” variation with strategising element involved; a player has to give up a token when a rat is uncovered, and get to “snatch” an opponent’s token and return it to the board if a mole is revealed.
This is probably a game well suited for small kids, and would outgrow them pretty quickly. But if you are looking for a “first board game” for kids, I highly recommend Grabbit.
# gifted in exchange for review
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