Like the Frantic Frog game in the same line, our youngest testers favoured the zippered plush toy over the game - and in fact, it's a great little stuffie. Older testers seemed better ablr to a[pprciate the game itself, wihthout being distracted by the toy monkey.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
Mommy I want to play with frog one. It has a baby. Mommy you can give the monkey back to the toy people. Tell them they can give it to another boy or girl
I love this cute little monkey the most. I like it because you try to find the matching chips and I'm really good at it. The black chips are always monkeys. I like the monkey the best and getting the wild monkeys when I play- then I get more points.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
Fun game to play but F5 made up a slightly different version of the game which she preferred. Great to have a zippered compartment in the back of the monkey where the tokens could be stored. However, the kids often stored other things in the back. Tokens often used as play money for other games and it was hard to find all 63 tokens. They also played with the monkey as a regular stuffed animal.
Monkey's Wild Game has not caught on at all in our house. Olivier (4) was not interested. He's not always a big game lover, but some catch and keep his attention - this just wasn't one of them. Simon (3) loves the Zipperoos Frantic Frog game, but lost interest partway through the first Monkey game. He wanted to go back to the "Little Hopper" game instead. It might work for others...
The packaging was appealing and the monkey was very cute. However, the kids had zero interest in the game after the first attempt. Some of the tokens didn't have matching pictures and the girls F6 and F4 are used to playing matching games where the pieces are flipped over to hide the pictures, so this one seemed too easy and did not really make sense to them. They loved sleeping with the monkey though and hiding their treasures in him!
I really think for the price this toy would make a great gift. Velcro closure would make toy softer for snuggling. She likes to play after dinner so it encourages us to sit and play with her as a family.
It might really be that it just didn't work for my kids, but Monkey's Wild Game has not caught on at all in our house. Olivier (4) was not interested. He's not always a big game lover, but some catch and keep his attention - this just wasn't one of them. Simon (3) loves the Zipperoos Frantic Frog game, but lost interest partway through the first Monkey game. He wanted to go back to the "Little Hopper" game instead. It might work for others...
My son showed no interest in the monkey. He chose the frog no matter how many times I asked.
Fun Inside and Out. Get ready for Zipperoos. Now children can enjoy both a portable game and the fun of a plush animal in the same toy. The Monkey's Wild game is a treasure hunt as children try to help the animals find their friends. In this game the monkey is wild and can help complete sets with other animals. These simple and fun games each come with their own high-quality plush animal carrying case. Each Zipperoos plush has a zippered pouch in its back so children can store their new game inside their animal friend. Or, they can use the pouch as a hiding spot for anything they like. These fun games and furry friends are sure to be a welcome addition to any home. It's like giving a child a new friend and a game at the same time. Ages 4+ 2-5 players. Also check out Frantic Frog for fast action fun.
63 game chips