I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A mommy confession, if you will. Game time with my boys can sometimes be excruciating. I don’t care how cute and sweet your kids are, after the 10,000,000th game of Go Fish, I’m kinda over it. But thanks to Patch Products, there’s a new game in town — 2, actually. Two different takes on traditional Go Fish, Go Ape! and Go Oink! bring more action to the table and more thinking, too!
In Go Oink!, instead of asking your game partners if they have a particular number, players have to ask using the animal’s sound. So let’s say I have two pigs and I think my 4 year old has the other one. I would say “Miles, do you have any *oink!oink!oink!*” doing my best pig snorts.
Go Ape! is similar but still different. This time, instead of making a bunch of animal sounds, you’ll be acting out the different monkey actions on the cards. So if my 4 year old wants to ask if I have a certain card that matches his, he’ll say “Mommy? Do you have any…” and then he’ll do this:
My 4 (almost 5) year old picked up on Go Ape! so quickly and he absolutely loved it, as did my husband and I. Each game takes only a few minutes to explain, so instead of reading a seemingly endless book of instructions, you can be having fun with some very brief explanation. Each game comes packaged in a cute little plastic figure (a pig and a monkey) to securely hold the game cards (no more bent and damaged cards).
These games are available at many online retailers, including amazon.com and of course patchproducts.com! Reasonably priced at $9.99, these make a fabulous addition to your game closet and will keep your family entertained each time you play!
Disclosure: I received these games free of charge to facilitate my review. I was not compensated for the review. I was not required to write a positive review and my thoughts are my own.