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Take The Cake
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- A batch of yummy cupcakes is fresh out of the oven and it's time to decorate
- 2 to 4 players
- Reinforces fine motor skills
- Ages 4 and up
- Playing time: 15 minutes
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The cupcake theme is ever-so-trendy and its girly (and sugary!) look appealed to my daughter (5.5). And the little teeny tiny hard-to-track pieces *definitely* appeal to my 3-year-old, but I don't dare let him near them because one touch and they'll go flying: under the sofa, down the vents - everywhere.
Gameplay itself is not so scintillating. We had a hard time figuring out how to use the shaker fairly. The die tells you how many "shakes" you get (to make the little wooden shape pieces fall out), but there's two and then there's TWO shakes: some of the shakes were getting unfairly vigourous.
Eventually, we settled on our own rule where you just INVERT the shaker - no actual shaking at all - and see what falls out. However, if you do it that way, there's a good chance (near the end of the game) that no pieces will fall out at all. It's okay if that happens once, but if you have three shakes and nothing falls out, it gets kind of dull - turn after turn.
So we haven't quite solved the "how to shake fairly" problem.
Beyond that, matching the pieces is easy enough. I round up the pieces once they're all matched and set them aside - I don't let the kids take them with the cards for fear that they will be lost. There are EXACTLY enough wooden shape pieces to match every single card, meaning that if even one is lost, the game is unplayable.
In general, I give a lower "durability" rating for young kids' games (4 years is young!) that have many easy-to-lose pieces.
The educational value isn't that great. Once a child is four, they are usually matching shapes and colours pretty reliably.Read more ›
Here are 2 problems we noticed, and how we solved them.
1. Lost pieces. The pieces are so small, they can get lost quite easily. To play the game the traditional way (i.e., the way the instructions state to play it), you need every single sprinkle shape in order to play the game. But don't despair if you happen to lose a piece! You can change up the technique of game play, which we have actually found more fun. The instructions say that once you fill a card, you put those sprinkles aside. Instead of putting them aside, we put them right back in the shaker and keep going. This, combined with our shaker change (described below), ensures the end of the game is just as fun as the beginning.
3. Shaker problems. Depending on how you shake it, no pieces could come out or lloottss of pieces come out. With a 4-year-old, it would be pretty boring if no toppings came out on every single shake. We created a little bit of a different rule for how many times you get to shake. We role the die, and the number is the number of times we shake AND the pieces come out. For instance, if we roll a 2, we keep shaking until pieces come out on 2 different shakes.
I gave this a 4-star review only because of the slight modifications we made and because I think the game pieces should be larger. Overall, it helps with colors, shapes, counting, taking turns, etc. It genuinely is an educational game.
One big problem is that at the start of the game every "shake" drops a good 3-6 sprinkles, but near the end of the game you're lucky to get even 1 sprinkle drop for 3 shakes.
For a similar feel with better game play, try "Splish Splash" instead of this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great game that teaches taking turns, shapes, colors and how to roll a die. My four year old loves it.Published 15 days ago by Leita McBride
Great game to work on color and shape recognition. Just be aware of the small parts. Like all educational toys, they're more fun when you play them with your child!Published 2 months ago by Candace Davis
I bought this game for my two year old to work on occupational therapy skills (twisting the wrist to dump out a shape, picking up shape pieces, dropping pieces into the shaker... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erika
A game that is fun, easy and NOT frustrating (like shutes & Ladders). Even my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loves it.Published 5 months ago by Diane
My 4 and 6 year olds loved this game. Makes for a great birthday party gift.Published 6 months ago by marilu rivas
It was an excellent purchase for the kids and it was in excellent working order. CheersPublished 8 months ago by james a todd