Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review: Papa Bear Card Game from ebeanstalk.com


I was recently asked to review 'Papa Bear', a card game where players must make quick color comparisons, by ebeanstalk.com.

How it works is that you draw a card and then must switch the two articles of clothing around to find the new numbered bear to win the points on the card.

Below is a picture of how you might set up the game:


Next, we flipped it over to see what the #10 bear had to switch around... in this instance, he had to switch his hat with his coat.


Which bear will match?  It's #12 bear!  When you switch the item colors around, you get a bear whose clothing matches #12 bear.  There is only ever one correct answer.  If you switch 2 articles of clothing's colors, the third stays the same. 



How'd my kids like the Papa Bear game we got from ebeanstalk.com? How'd I do?

My 5 year old loved the game.  He did get a little frustrated when he didn't find the match first, but we just explained that you can't always win a turn.  There were many times he was much faster than me, and I wasn't purposely trying to let him win.  My 9 year old must be an old pro because she was much faster than both me and the 5 year old when we played.

Definitely take the time to read the instructions.  I was half way through our first game before I realized the third item of clothing had to stay the same.  Oops!  For my son, it helped to let him know that we needed a red coat, green hat and red boots if that was the combination we were seeking.  For my daughter, she was much faster at figuring out the correct combinations on her own.

Overall, the Papa Bear card game we received from Ebeanstalk.com was a lot of fun to play.  It is a good game for parent/child to play, as well as one for an older sister to play with her younger brother.

Want to give Papa Bear a try?  It's only $6 at Ebeanstalk.com and comes in a sturdy cardboard box.  The sturdy box is a huge plus for me.  It makes it easy to stack in the toy closet and will withstand frequent use quite nicely.


A Little About Ebeanstalk....


Sometimes when you buy a toy, you never know just what you are going to get.  Will it be age appropriate or not?  Sometimes it can be hard to tell, especially for first time parents.  Will it be durable or will it break soon after you buy it?  Will it be fun to play with or will it gather dust on a shelf?  Ebeanstalk relies on opinions like mine and yours so that their customers are 100% satisfied with their toy purchase.

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Disclosure:  I received a complimentary toy product via Ebeanstalk.com for the purposes of review.  Though the item was provided at no cost to me, the opinions are 100% my own.

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