Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Producer: MindWare
Price: $17.95

Anyone can play Toppletree, and our testers found that getting the whole family to play is easy. The objective is to take turns placing game pieces onto the "tree" one at a time without toppling the precariously teetering structure. The first person to connect four of his own color game pieces wins the game, provided the tree doesn't topple on his turn. The branches of the tree twist and turn and wobble which makes it challenging for the younger kids. Still, they enjoyed playing it, and it certainly strengthened their ability to judge balance and improve hand-eye coordination. The packaging is eye-catching and small which is a plus for storage. Overall, this is a simple and satisfying game.

Ashley Jo Farmer   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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