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Operation
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2010
I had read the bad reviews outlining the quality issues with this toy but my daughter really wanted it. By day 2 the buzzer was working intermittently. During some games it would work fine in the beginning and then, unbeknownst to us, would fail halfway through. We had to jiggle the switch to get it working again and start over. By day 3 it just stopped working.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
Why did they change it up? Why are we extracting a cell phone from a person? And boy have times changed, it would have been vulgar/gross to have a burp and fart on here and yet there they are. It's always a good time when you're playing a game and your child is saying, "Pick up the fart mommy, it wants you to get the fart."
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2013
I was so happy to pick up an original Operation game at a yard sale only to find out that it was broken. At least, I salvaged the cards and pieces from it. I ended up buying the new version not realizing how much the game had changed.

Why companies always feel that they need to "better" classics is beyond me. The classics were and always be classics for a reason. An Oreo with vanilla cookies is not an Oreo.

The game no longer has cards; instead it has noises indicating which item to remove. My family found the noises to be irritating, loud, and sometimes inconsistent. It didn't feel like the same game without the cards. Everything doesn't have to be electronic to be enjoyable or appealing. Using noises instead of cards seems like a "dumbing down" of the game. Does anyone read anymore?

The pieces have been changed and are much easier to remove rendering the game much less challenging. Even our 4 yr. old had no problem removing the pieces. Our game was over in seconds. My daughter found some of the pieces to be humorous; the frog, the boogers, the bubbles. However, those pieces were rubbery and the easiest to remove.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2012
The older operation game was great. But the newer version does not involve money, nor is there any cards. Probably the only real positives is that it is really simple to play; however, you do not collect any fee for completing the operation. The only skills the game teaches now is a steady hand and cooperation. Whereas the older version taught math, reading, and organization skills as well as the other ideas listed above. To me, it was a real disappointment.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 5, 2008
I love this game! I got it for my sons 7th birthday and we play it all the time. Its great to play on play dates and sleepovers. My three year old even trys to play it! He loves the buzzer. I totally recommend this game!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Hi,
My brother's and I really enjoyed this game as kids. My daughter (6 years old) mopped the whole floor to earn this game. She was so excited. But it did not work. Right out of the box it was broken. The buzzers do not go off when you touch the sides. I see from the reviews that I am not the only to have this happen. Very disappointing.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2009
I like the sturdy drawer that holds the fun new pieces but the sound effects are really annoying. My kids liked playing but most of the time were wishing it would just be quiet! There is a nice feature that allows younger children to play but allowing more mistakes before the buzzer buzzes. If they could just fix the annoying sounds this would be better than the original.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2008
I love operation. I played this game when I was a little girl. I wanted to get this game for my classroom so the children would have some games to play with. The only thing that was wrong with this is it was missing one of the pieces. I was unhappy about this, however, it didn't stop my children from playing with the game and having a great time with it.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2008
Operation - the game of fine motor control where a steady hand is required to grab the plastic bones without touching the metal sides and setting off the buzzer. It is (and always was) wickedly hard. Those holes look smaller now than ever (although the board's dimensions are unchanged). The built quality is cheaper (the cardboard main board is thinner, the tongs more lightweight), although it's not a significant difference (and I'm using my 30 year old recollections to compare).

The real reason I'm docking it two points is that my kids have little patience for this game - to my surprise. I used to play it a lot. Maybe the difference is the amount of television advertising? More likely it's that we didn't have Nintendo, Tivo, and the Internet around when I was a kid. In any case - it's a trip down memory lane and a simple and tactile game for kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2011
Nostalgia plays a major part in the enjoyment of this game, but still my 4 year old seems to like it. The sound effects don't bother me the way they seem to for most of the reviewers, but once I've played if for more than a few days in a row, it may grow tiresome. The buzzer works perfectly, and I like that there's 2 settings for the sensitivity for adults and less skilled kiddos.

I think aside from the flimsiness of the board itself, the only thing that bugs me is the new items for removal. It used to have "Adam's Apple (apple in the throat), Broken Heart (Heart with a crack in it), Wrenched Ankle (wrench in the ankle) , Butterflies in the Stomach (Butterfly in the torso), Spare Ribs (2 ribs together as one piece), Water on the Knee (pail of water on the knee) , Funny Bone (A bone in the arm) , Charley Horse (Horse in the leg) , Writer's Cramp (pencil in the forearm) Wish Bone (wish bone in the chest), Bread Basket (piece of bread in the stomach) and Brain Freeze(ice cream cone in the head)"

But now it has Snot in the hair, a bird's nest in the hair, gas bubbles, a cell phone in the thumb, poison farts, etc. You get the point. More potty humor which bums me out. Just doesn't seem as witty as it once was.

All in all, we are currently having fun playing it, just isn't what I remember.
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