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Snack Attack!

Snack Attack!

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: ThinkFun, Inc.
Price: $19.99
Review:

Snack Attack is a matching game that the entire family can play. Players work to fill their cards with snacks, and the game doesn't end until all the snack tokens have been used. Each snack token is associated with a specific snack, and examples include cheese, green peppers, grape juice, and cupcakes. Players compete to be the first to call out a token's name collect it before the other players are able. When no player can collect a token, the clever spinning token dispenser is used to refill empty snack spaces. The person who has collected the most tokens at the end of the game wins. Thus, it works on children's observation and concentration skills as well as sportsmanship. The competition component makes this matching game more interesting for older children. Our testers made some modifications to the game so that there were two winners. One winner was the one with the most tokens, the second winner was the person with the most healthy snack tokens. This was added to give even the youngest player a chance to win. Overall, I think this is a wholesome enjoyable game with an innovative board design.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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