My girls enjoy playing all kinds of board games, including the original Elefun, where cloth butterflies pop out of Elefun’s nose and there’s a silly frenzy to catch as many of your own colored butterflies as possible.
We heard about Hasbro’s newest Elefun game called Elefun Snackin’ Safari and were as excited to try it out as we were to play the original, which says a lot for our family.
A little bit of background on the game – This is a game for up to two players (unless you want to get “crafty” and make 2 teams of several players.) It comes with two Snackin’ Safari elephant heads (with long plastic springs for trunks), several team colored food cards, and 2 “home base” cards.
The object of the game is quite similar to the original Elefun, try to get the most cards that have your team color on them. There are a few different versions, like getting the “golden tutti frutti cake” for more points, placing the cards face up versus face down, etc. Mostly, in our home the girls left the cards face up and just tried to get as many as they could.
Although Lil’ C is a year younger than the recommended age (age 3), she actually did a pretty good job scooping up the cards with her elephant trunk, so it’s a pretty simple game once your kiddos get the hang of how to grab things with the trunk.
MOMMYB TIP*** Have a good amount of practice time before you begin actual game play so that kids aren’t frustrated not being able to pick up a single card.
This game is very easy to clean up, and a great travel game because there aren’t too many pieces and the pieces that are in the game aren’t small enough to get lost/step on etc.
We really loved this family game and continue to play with it when the girls need a board game that involves a good mix of play and brainpower. Just make sure you keep the elephants trunks away from one another, ours were tangled for a few days, but have now been set free!!
Buy yours for $17.99 retail here: Hasbro Elefun & Friends Elefun Snackin’ Safari Game
I wanna know, what’s one of your favorite board games to play with your family??