Product Type: Hasbro Outdoor Toy
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Member Name: takeachance
Advantages: £15 for a game for two, fun, the ball comes back to you!
Disadvantages: THe Gators mouth needs resetting once a ball has been successfully put
With a four year old in the house, there was an abundance of new games under our tree this christmas.
ONe that my daughter wanted to rip straight out of the box and play was this Gator Golf.
Gator Golf is by Playskool Games and can be bought for £14.79 in Argos amongst other places.
The game is suitable for up to 2 players ages 3+ although it does require some adult assembly first.
The box contains two putters, one yellow and one green. These come in three pieces which easily snap together. What I liked about the putters was the scoring mechanism on each putter.The handles each have a scoring system from '0' to '4' and a sliding marker to indicate the score each player has reached. This is excellent for keeping the hands free to play with no need for pen and paper.
Next, the 'Gator' which comes in two pieces, the head and the tail which also snap together easily. It is an eyecatching bright orange colour with two huge googly eyes. Id say that I had this all put together easily within just a couple of minutes with its easy to snap together parts and simple instructions.
Finally 2 coloured balls, yellow and green to match the players putters and avoid arguments! These balls are very light enabling this game to be played indoors at this time of year although Im sure that its easier on wood flooring or very low pile carpets.
It is all made of strong durable brightly coloured plastic and best of all requires no batteries!
Basically, the object of the game is to be the first player to score four points by hitting your ball through the Gators mouth and into his tail. You do this by taking turns to aim. If you succesfully score a point it means that the ball has reached the Gators tail and youll know that it has because it has a mechanism that flips the ball back out and ready for your next turn.
Id say that the only negative thing about this simple game is that once the Gator has flipped back your ball, someone has to manually re-open the Gators mouth to set up the next turn. For the time being that appears to be my job but as its still a novelty I really dont mind.
My daughter has played this for about half an hour a day for the past three days making it well worth its money especially if there are two toddlers to play. Were going to keep it indoors for the winter but it will double up as a garden toy come the Spring!
Its also quite educational as it encourages the children to keep count and also encourages hand eye co-ordination.
When this game has been made up it will no longer fit back into the box but Playskool seem to have thought this through and on either side of the Gator th space between his two legs is shaped to hold a putter either side.The balls can be stored in its tail.
Summary: Fantastic value for pre-schoolers / toddlers
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