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Last month, Hasbro Games invited Addie and I to check out their new ELEFUN SNACKIN’ SAFARI, the latest addition to their Elefun & Friends Line. Since the little one is already a big fan of the original Elefun (where you catch little butterflies), we couldn’t resist another adventure with the big blue pachyderm.

IMG 9324The Elefun Snackin’ Safari presents kids with two elephant-shaped “handles,” each complete with a slinky-esque “trunk” that comes equipped with a suction cup on it’s end. A stack of “snack cards” is included, each featuring a tasty treat or treasure printed on heavyweight card stock. You scatter the cards on the floor, then watch as players try to use their elephant to pick up the cards with their spring-loaded trunk.

The color-coded cards offer a variety of gameplay options: Match the colors; Get the most cards; Find the hidden specialty card; etc. In concept, this is all great. In execution, it’s both fun and frustrating.

Even placed perfectly flat on a laminate floor, the cards are often hard to pick up.  For the 3+ crowd, this can quickly lead to frustration, which in our case was overcome by the fun of the Elefun itself. Little one LOVES the handle and “trunk.” Soon she’s walking around playing “elephant,” and seeing how far the “trunk” will stretch.

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Overall, the Elefun Snackin’ Safari is fun, but not a game with vast repeat play value in it’s intended form.

Available now from Walmart and other retailers.

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Rating: 2.5/5 Stars – Average 

FTC Disclosure: An Elefun Snackin’ Safari was provided to The Rock Father by HASBRO GAMES for the purpose of review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn based on feedback from his daughter. 

BONUS ROCK!  In the spirit of elephants, check out PRIMUS’ 1995 video for their track “Southbound Pachyderm” below!!! 
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