CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Hasbro Whac-A-Mole Game
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- This fun pop-the-mole-back-into-his-hole game features 4 moles with attitude!
- Wait for them to light up and give their sound clues, then whack-away to earn points!
- Electronic talking Mole leads the action and keeps score!
- Play solo, or with 2 or 4 players
- Includes Whac-a-Mole Game Unit, 4 Mallets, Instructions in English and Spanish
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The moles themselves do not pop up. Rather, a light under their helmets go off, as well as a specific sound (for the easy game). For the hard game, it's sound only.
Initially, there is a "sign in" period where you whack the mole that you want to be yours. This tells the game how many are playing (unless you chose the solo game). You are then told to listen for the sound of your particular mole. Each game, the sound is different. It could be a bird whistle, a cat's meow, a dog bark, Duh!, Yoohoo!, Yeah!, etc. You're then told to listen for the bonus sound.
You get a point when you whack your own mole, as well as when you whack your mole when the bonus sound is made. At the end of the game, you're told who won, and how many points each player got.
My son is 6, and is sometimes not quick enough. But this game is great for reflexes, hand/eye coordination, etc. It's a blast to play, and my son enjoys it, too...sometimes even requesting the hard version! (although it's even more challenging for him to play audio only). Because the sounds change every game, it teaches listening skills and keeps the game fresh.
The plastic hammers are really soft, so they won't do a whole lot of damage should your child choose to use them elsewhere! We've banged the heck out of this game so far, and have had no trouble with its performance...it works perfectly.
It did not fall and she did not "wack" it that hard (afterall the game is supposed to be sturdy). The only option that would play (after 4 new battery changes) was "hard". I'm so sad, I now have to send this gift back to Amazon and hopefully get another.
You can play it together, or alone.
When playing it alone, it will teach hand-eye coordination.
He really enjoys it!
This would be Okay for 2 to 4 year olds, but be prepared for your child 4 and older to become bored quickly and wish to play a game that requires more rules and interaction.
I recommend, Dot the Dog by Playschool, Get better Bear by fisher price, Let's go Fishing, Candy Land, Hi-ho Cherry- O, Connect 4 and Letter factory board Game by Leapfrog.
I bought this game for a birthday gift for my 3 year old and after a month it just quit working in the middle of a game. It just got slower and slower until it quit. I tried new batteries and it did nothing. We may have played it five times in the month that he had it. I called Hasbro and they said they would send me a replacement but the game was back ordered and could take several months for me to receive it. My son was crushed that it did not work so I went out and bought him a new one. I decided that when the replacement one came from Hasbro I would just give it as a gift, I mean what are the chances of getting two games that don't work. We played the new one a couple of times the day I purchased it and put it back in the box and up in the closet. We got it out today and only the solo and hard levels work. I changed the batteries and still only had two levels working. Ironically we received the one that was back ordered today and it seems to work fine right now so I was spared having to see him disappointed again. I placed another call to Hasbro and asked them if they had any other complaints or had any recalls on the game I told them this was the second Whac-A-Mole that I have had problems with. They acted like I was the first person with a problem with it. They would not replace this game. I wish that I had read the reviews on this game prior to buying it and I hope my review will discourage someone from buying it now! Do not disappoint your child with this game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was listed as NEW..BUT.box old, game had batteries installed and had obviously been played. Instructions torn and wrinkled inside box.I.m not at all happy for $64!!!!Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not the sellers fault but it doesnt do much and is hard to understand
I assumed it moved
My kids loved this game, and I loved playing with them as well. Such a great family game where you will laugh and have fun playing for all ages.Published 15 months ago by Cat lover
I'm 13 and I enjoy whaling the crap outta this thing. Super strong, I'm suprised it hasn't broken yet!Published 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
No instructions. Pieces missing. Too expensive for that quality.Published 19 months ago by Linda LeVier
I was quite disappointed with the product received. It was advertised in "Very Good" condition. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Robert Hughes