HABA Lucky Sock Dip - A Monstrously Quick Matching Game (Made in Germany)
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- A classic, fast paced matching game for 2-6 players aged 4 and up. Made in Germany.
- Get your sock monster ready! A heap of striped socks are piled in the middle of the table. Who can find five matching pairs and grab the sock monster to stop the round?
- Be careful, they look very similar! Wooden clothes pins are the award. Parents will want to join the fun too.
- Contents include: 1 wooden sock monster, 48 sturdy cardboard socks (24 pairs), 13 wooden clothes pegs and set of game instructions.
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This games helps: -Meticulous observation -Quick reactions A monstrously quick searching game for 2 - 6 players. Game Idea: The sock monster has been in the cupboard! Who can find in this chaos the matching pairs of socks? Quickly and simultaneously the children rummage in the heap of socks. Damm, the socks look so alike! Who will find the most matching pairs?
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|Item Dimensions||1.97 x 8.82 x 8.7 in||2.25 x 9 x 13.25 in||8.7 x 8.7 x 2.7 in||9 x 13 x 2 in||2.9 x 2.9 x 2.7 in||2.25 x 9 x 13.25 in|
|Item Weight||1.27 lbs||1.26 lbs||1.69 lbs||1.5 lbs||2.56 ounces||1.15 lbs|
Top customer reviews
and they'll continue playing it forever just because...
(music continues softly in background)
We bought this game alongside two other Haba preschool games (Animal Upon Animal and Zitternix) for our 4-year old this Christmas, and she absolutely loves it, claiming 'Socken Zochen' is her favorite of the three. I can see why. Once she locks you into a game of Sochen Zochen, she can be guaranteed your undivided attention for an indeterminate period of time.
Well, the creators of Sochen Zochen had the brilliant idea of setting no time limits on this game, and not making it turn-based, which at first glance might seem really great and open-ended and whatnot, but instead it drags out into this sort of tedious clock-watching, as you try to restrain yourself from making matches - and winning the game. After a grueling 15, 20, 30 minutes of watching said four-year old dawdle about with her previously-won orange clothespins, trying in futility to clip her single match together, breaking the clothespins, insisting on assistance, and then returning to the same task with meticulous attention, you give in and find a match. "Don't you want to find another match too?" you say, pleading. "Hoooonk!" says child. So you give in and (slowly, so as to not be said to deny her a fair chance) locate the rest of your five, winning and inflicting unprecedented emotional damage to the child who, now at attention, lays aside her orange clothespins, tears of bitter defeat welling in her eyes. And then you feel like a real jerk, you know?
But hey - the other reviews are glowing.
The game is well-made, I'll give it that. The pieces are super-thick cardboard with a high-quality durable coating. It's made in Germany, not China. It could be challenging in the right way to the right kid, and save for the clothespins, the pieces are large enough to have around younger kids.
So, if you decide to take your chances with the never-ending game, or just feel like inflicting a little bit of torture on yourself, here's what three times five will get you:
- 48 socks (24 matches) measuring around 2.2" from cuff to toe and .75" across at the cuff, 2" across from heel to toe. They're harder to match than one might imagine, and apparently, for children like mine, not a heck of a lot of fun to match. They do get a lot of play in terms of being removed from and replaced in the box. Awesome!
- A plethora of miniature (1.75" x .5") orange clothespins (even if the game doesn't work out for you, you can wash some elven laundry... and line-dry it!)
- An adorable Socken Zochen monster, who makes a pretty fine role-play figurine. He's brightly painted and made of solid wood and measures 2.2" x 1.5". My 23 month old loves the monster.
So... bottom line. I think the cons are worth knowing before you decide this would be a really cool way to challenge your child's powers of observation. It might not turn out to be like that Wal-Mart family game night commercial where everyone's all smiling and attentive and - you know - *actually* playing the game. It may be a total bust, or in the words of my possibly disturbed four-year old "Hoooonk!"
The Socken Zocken monster is adorable and sturdy. It has survived many small exploring hands and is holding beautifully so far!