Hungry Hungry Herd! – Farmville and Hungry Hippos Come Together for a Good Time!
When I was a kid a absolutely LOVED my Hungry Hungry Hippos game. I used to beg my parents to play, and loved getting my hippo to chomp away at the little white balls. I’m pretty sure I would even play on my own! After this Christmas, Atticus is going to be playing a little bit of my childhood favorite with his Grandma. You see, Hasbro Games has come out with a game that’s a slight twist on the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos. Hungry Hungry Herd combines the popular Farmville computer game with the classic board game. Since his Grandma loves Farmville, I thought this would be a great gift for them all to play together!
In Hungry Hungry Herd, you press a lever repeatedly trying to gobble up all of the pieces of food (small plastic marbles) rolling around the center of the board. At the end, whoever has the most food, is the winner! There are a few different variables on how to play, but that’s basically it. Atticus is 2 ½ and was able to play, but I can see him getting frustrated with not doing it super fast. That’s kind of the case with any young child playing board games though. I think it’s just one of those not fun growing up lessons – you can’t always win.
It’s been awhile (a pretty long while) since I have played the original Hungry Hungry Hippos, so I can’t really compare the actual mechanics and design of the board. I guess maybe now I need to try though!
Playing board games is a great way to spend time together as a family and if you’re lucky, you can find games that all the members of your family can play. Even if this game isn’t the one you’re looking for, or maybe you already have it, building a great selection of board games is a great idea.
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Disclosure – A product was provided to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.