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Hungry Hungry Hippos

hungry hungry hipposAges 4 and up

First re-introduced in the 90's by Hasbro, this is one game that even my husband does not have to be coaxed into playing.

It's still a family favorite, and unlike many of today's hi-tech electronic gizmos it's quick to assemble and doesn't take any batteries!

What could be easier?

It's a simple game: press the black levers on the back of your hippo and try and eat/grab as many of the white plastic marbles as you can.

The rules & instructions call for each player to take turns feeding the hippos but it's always fun to feed them all the marbles and see which hippo can chow down!

There are four Hippos in the game - Homer, Harry, Henry and Happy, with each a different color - yellow, pink, green and orange.

It's a great game for young siblings. No strategy needed, so even toddlers can start playing with adult assistance. My daughter plays with our neighbor's daughter, who just turned 4, and the giggles are abundant and contagious.

It's such a popular game that I had to reinforce the box with masking tape. I recommend putting the marbles in a baggies after opening. Speaking of marbles, this is not a game for very young children where "chokeables" are a concern.

Like any classic game, this one is still affordable, durable and good basic fun the whole family can enjoy over and over again.

More about Hungry Hungry Hippos around the Web

Hungry Hungry Hippos - Wikipedia

Toy Guru Toy & Game ReviewsAbout the Author: The "Toy Guru" is Odette Cabrera, a mother of two with a background in education and child development, and a very personal interest in toys that are fun, challenging and educational.

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