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Granny Apples


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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 5.7 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009XBY2G
  • Item model number: 406
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 12 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,639 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Roll them apples! In this fast-action dice game, race against your opponents to count the exact number of apples scattered in play. Watch out for birds, worms, and apple pies that take away from the total. Count as quickly as you can and be the first to shout out the answer, but don't make a mistake or else you lose half your apples! The player with the most apples when Granny's basket is full, wins. Game comes with 8 wood apple halves, 10 half apple tokens, 75 whole apple tokens, apple basket, and rules of play. For 2 - 6 Players, Ages 8 and Up.

From the Manufacturer

The quick counting apple dice game. Roll them Apples! In this fast action dice game, race against your opponents to count the exact number of apples scattered in play. Watch out for birds, Worms and apple pies that take away from the total. Count as quickly as you can and be the first to shout out the answer, but don't make a mistake or else you give granny an apple! The player with the most apples when Granny's basket is full wins. ages 8 , for 2-6 players and plays for approx. 15 minutes. Contains 8 wood apples, 10 - 1/ 2 apple tokens, 75 whole apple tokens, a shaker cup and rules of play.

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The kids love it because it's just fun!
Amazon Customer
This is a tremendously fun game that teaches kids addition, subtraction and even basic fractions (halves) all while having fun!
Megan Romer
The pieces appear to be really well made.
Mom of Two

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Megan Romer on February 1, 2006
Granny Apples is a great and compact early game which teaches kids how to do simple addition while they're having fun. What more could a parent want?

The game comes with 8 wooden apple halves, which, on the "inside", have either a picture of an apple cross-section (as you'd expect) or a picture of a worm, a pie, a bird or Granny. One player rolls the 8 apples like dice, and each player must count the apples as quickly as possible. The first one to shout out the correct answer wins the round and some small apple tokens for their collection.

Each apple that lands face down counts as one apple. An apple that lands face-up with the picture of the cross-section counts as a half-apple. If the apple with the pie shows face-up, players must subtract two apples from the total. If the apple with the worm shows face-up, players must subtract one apple from the total UNLESS the apple with the bird shows face-up, in which case they cancel each other out. If Granny's face shows face-up, one apple token gets put into her basket.

So, say the player rolls the apples. 5 apples are face-down, 1 is face-up with a cross-section showing, 1 is face-up with the worm showing, 1 is face-up with the pie showing. The score for this roll is 2 and a half. The first player to shout it wins 2 and a half apple tokens. Throughout the game, because of the Granny face apple, Granny's "basket" will slowly fill up. When her basket contains twelve apples, the player with the most apples wins. This is a tremendously fun game that teaches kids addition, subtraction and even basic fractions (halves) all while having fun! What's not to love?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chillin' Out on December 29, 2008
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The idea behind this game is really simple, and the rules were easy enough for my son to understand right from the start (he's now 6 but started playing this game when he was 5). It's great for kids to learn addition, subtraction, and even simple fractions without even realizing it because they're having fun while doing it. I also like how compact this game is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mom to two great kids on December 23, 2008
My son received this game for his 4th birthday. At first I thought it was going to be too old for him to understand, but in fact he LOVES it and it has been played at our home every day for 9 months now! He loves math and this game has given him his first introduction to fractions (you can score 1/2 apples) which I love--he is unknowingly learning and practicing his math skills. I am going to get him more games from this company for Christmas!! It is a fun game for my son to play with his older cousins too as well as all of us adults to play with him (no one complains when he asks us to play with him)--I highly recommend this game! In fact when my son's aunt came to visit and played this game, afterward she immediately sat down at the computer and ordered it for her 3rd grade classroom because she was so impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joellyn Jarvis on November 1, 2013
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This is a great way to introduce halves and wholes and reconciling. I don't play it exactly how the instructions do with the apple chips in the basket.
We just roll the apples, and add up how many points we get. You add up halves and wholes, and you have to subtract one or two apples if you get a worm or a pie, respectively. Unless, you get a bird, who 'eats' the worm and cancels him out.

I love that it's competitive and there are more dimensions to the problem solving, instead of just a math quiz in disguise.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on April 24, 2009
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I ordered this game for my niece's school. My niece was not impressed with it and found it too frustrating, but she's not in the target age range yet (she's only 5) so I wasn't too concerned. We can try it again in a few years.

The components of this game are very well designed, very durable, and the rules are easy to understand.
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