If you are looking for a fun game to give a preschooler this upcoming holiday season, might we suggest a Woo-Hoo children’s game from the folks over at Brain Games? Recommended for children aged three and up Woo-Hoo children’s game is a fun game surrounding gnomes, an elephant slide, and a children’s sandbox.
The Woo-Hoo children’s game contents include one 3D elephant slide, four wooden garden gnomes in red, blue, yellow, and green, and two wooden dice, along with game rules. There are also 20 pre-cut-out tiles in four different colors, each showing a child’s toy; such as a giraffe, a rubber duck, a sun, a teddy bear, a ball and a car, etc. The toy tiles get placed inside the sandbox.
How to play Woo-Hoo
You start the game by placing the Elephant slide you have assembled in the middle of the table and placing the toy tiles inside the box’s bottom, which resembles the sandbox. The youngest player begins the game and turns pass in a clockwise direction.
Woo-Hoo has two modes of play to choose from. Which mode you play depends on your child’s age. Players take turns rolling their die and moving the appropriate number of steps up the elephant slide. When you reach the 6th (and final) step, your gnome slides down the elephant and collects any one toy of your choice from the sandbox. In the “advanced” rules for 5 years old and upwards, you collect the number of toys you roll with the pips dice. Kids will love sliding their gnomes down the slide. This is Miss P’s favorite part aside from winning the game.
If you roll a Zero, your Gnome doesn’t move. In the beginner version, you land on a step where another gnome is already standing, and jump over him to the next step. In the advanced version if you land on the same step as another Gnome you send that Gnome down one step. If you roll the two arrows then your Gnome swaps places with another Gnome.
The game ends when all of the toys have been collected. You can also win by collecting all 5 toys of the same color of toy. We prefer to play by whoever has the most toys at the end of the game wins.
Woo-Hoo children’s game is recommended for children aged three and up. I find the game perfect for preschoolers and children aged four to five. The game is simple enough that even a child that cannot count, can play it with some assistance.
Miss P who is six found the game too easy. Nonetheless, that did not stop her from loving the game and giving it two thumbs up. Of all the board games in our house, Woo-Hoo is now one of her favorites.
I like that it is a quick game that you can play while you are waiting for dinner to cook or you can play a quick game of it before bed.