We are always on the lookout for good board games – especially when our children were younger, and we weren’t sure what to buy besides Candy Land. Luckily for us this The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game was recommended to us!
This fun game is recommended for children 3+ and is a great introduction into teaching kids board games that require some patience, and maybe even a little bit of strategy. But Sneaky Snacky Squirrel also keeps the game play fast enough and fun enough that children tend to not lose patience.
So, here is our review of The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Board Game for kids – with a quick overview of the game and more information on our opinion and our experiences playing it.
Quick Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game Review
Where to start with the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game…It has been one of the bestselling preschool aged games for five years running, it is for 2 – 4 players, and is rated for ages 3+.
How the game works, each player is given a little stump where they are going to be able to store their acorns. This stump has 5 different holes in it of different colors, and the objective of the game is to be the first player to gather one acorn of each color – if you do this you win!
The gameplay is relatively simple. There is a spinner that has 10 different spaces on it. These spaces include five different color spots (if you land on one of these you pick one acorn of the color you landed on), a lose a turn spot, a sneaky squirrel spot that lets you steal an acorn from another player, a pick 1 acorn of any color spot, a pick 2 acorns of any color spot, and a lose all of your acorn spot. You will take turns spinning the wheel and doing the appropriate action – with most kids hoping to get the pick 2 acorns or steal an acorn spot and fearing they will land on the lose all your acorns spot!
The strategy for kids is learning which acorns they should pick if they spin a pick an acorn spot – and learning which player they should be stealing acorns from! My personal experience with the game has been watching a lot of children get angry when they get an acorn stolen or they spin and lose all of their acorns!
The gameplay is that quick and that simple to learn – but the gameplay is also long enough that this game is a great family board night game! We should also note the game comes with a cool squirrel designed squeezer to pick up acorns with and the box is shaped like a tree! Those little details also make this game a lot of fun for kids!
Since there is no reading involved with the game, that also make it a winner for anyone looking for a good game for preschoolers!
Our Thoughts on The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
This Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game is a great introduction for children playing slightly more difficult games that require a little bit of strategy. The game play can take 5 or 10 minutes depending on how everyone spins – making the playtime a little longer than a lot of other games gear towards young children.
All these qualities make this a great game addition to any household with small children a no brainer. We are very happy we have added this game to our collection, and it is a great starter game for a family game night.
Because of all the great qualities we listed above for this Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game, we are going to give this board a Gold Star Rating. Especially since it is a game that we have played for a number of years.
You are going to get the occasional meltdown or attempt to cheat when kids spin the lose all their acorns spot or someone steals an acorn from them – but those are important lessons to learn!
Board Game Reviews of Interest
It feels like I play a lot of kid’s board games in this household – which means we got some great reviews to share with you! Check out these other great board game reviews we have done:
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That should be enough games to get the fun started!