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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 2.8 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B003D6BLW4
  • Item model number: 5518
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,762 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Product Description

A batch of yummy cupcakes is fresh out of the oven and it's time to decorate! Shake the sprinkle shaker and see what colorful shapes pour out. If any match a cupcake, add them to the card. Collect the most cards and winning is a piece of cake! We don't know who invented the cupcake, but whoever it was surely deserves a culinary gold medal. The idea of a personal-sized portion of scrumptious cake topped with rich frosting and colorful toppings is genius - pure and simple. Speaking of pure and simple, Take the Cake is a simple game that's pure fun! As you shake the shaker, you'll hone fine motor skills, as well as shape and color recognition. For a double treat, whip up a batch of real cupcakes and play this game while you're waiting for them to bake!

From the Manufacturer

We don’t know who invented the cupcake, but whoever it was surely deserves a culinary gold medal. The idea of a personal-sized portion of scrumptious cake topped with rich frosting and colorful toppings is genius – pure and simple. Speaking of pure and simple, Take the Cake is a simple game that’s pure fun. As you shake the shaker, you’ll hone fine motor skills, as well as shape and color recognition. For a double treat, whip up a batch of real cupcakes and play this game while you’re waiting for them to bake. A batch of yummy cupcakes is fresh out of the oven and it's time to decorate. Shake the sprinkle shaker and see what colorful shapes pour out. If any match a cupcake, add them to the card. Collect the most cards and winning is a piece of cake.

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My almost 3 year old loves this.
Wifey
My daughter has a short attention span, and this game is a good length in time.
Lindy Kinnan
I am a speech pathologist and work with children's speech and language skills.
Lisa Shultzabarger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This game is only so-so in every important way.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Niff on September 12, 2012
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We ordered this as a birthday present for our 4-year-old daughter, and it's really adorable! As others have mentioned, the pieces are quite small. See the photo I posted for a size comparison to a dime.

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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shultzabarger on April 7, 2013
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I bought this after seeing one of my colleagues using it in their therapy session. I am a speech pathologist and work with children's speech and language skills. This game is used for reinforcement and is absolutely adorable. The kids love shaking out the shapes and matching them to their cupcakes. It is a great activity to use and really motivates the kids to do their best.
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This was a great game for my 4 yr old granddaughter. The game was just as described with bright colors and easy to play. Would recommend this as a fun and learning game to play.
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By SuperDaysh on March 26, 2014
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We got this for my 3-year old for Chrismtas. It's fun and she loves it- just beware you need ALL the pieces to play this game. So be careful of little fingers who might take the little pieces out of the game and lose them... I contacted Gamewright about replacing the pieces that were lost and they said they'd send a whole new game for a fee, but not just individual pieces. Fun game- just don't lose the pieces or you can't complete the game cards.
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By sunstar on March 11, 2014
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I really like this game because it is small and easy to carry. It would be interesting for children ages 2-6 and practices matching colors and shapes. It is very simple to learn and teaches skills such as visual recognition, shape and color naming, fine motor control, turn taking, and matching. Both boys and girls seem to love shaking the big cupcake and making the shapes spill out. It also seems to hold their attention for about 15 to 20 minutes. I would highly recommend this game for any child in regular or special education from toddlers to kindergarten. It is highly interactive and fast-moving, so children like to play it again and again.
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This was a hit with my grandchildren, a precocious six-year-old and four-year-old who are both devoted to board games. They had a problem with the shaker but improvised. They may outgrow this fairly quickly because it is another match game as are so many games aimed toward this age group but for the time being it is fun.
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