We recently had the opportunity to review Elephant’s Trunk, one of the latest educational games from Gamewright.
Elephant’s Trunk focuses on color identification, pattern recognition and fine motor skills. Suggested age is 4 and up. The game is perfect for preschoolers, but even our youngest (2.5 years) is able to follow the directions and play along.
This set does include some small pieces, though, so I wouldn’t recommend letting the younger ones play without supervision.
The kids particularly enjoy gathering all their little pieces into the little, colorful tin trunks. They love that they have actual miniature suitcases to open and shut (bonus for fine motor development).
I appreciate that the game is a relatively quick one. It’s about 15 minutes of solid play, so it holds the kids’ attention spans well and allows us to decide if we’d like to extend our game session by adding another round or two. Most days, we definitely do.
This is the perfect addition for family game nights – or pack it with you on your own trips for some fun family time on-the-go.
how you play
Emmet the Elephant is late for a trip and needs your help packing. Take turns rolling the die and placing a piece of clothing into the matching colored trunk. But watch out for the sneaky mouse who will try and dump out everything you just packed! Be the first to pack up all of Emmet’s clothes and he might just take you on vacation!
Here’s what we liked most:
• Fun for the whole family to play.
• Quick game play for short attention spans.
• Durable game pieces.
Disclosure: Gamewright provided a copy of the game to facilitate my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.