Review of Bunny Jump Game
During term times, our weeks are pretty hectic, but the school holidays give us plenty of opportunities for the girls and I to spend time and have some fun with each other. If the weather is good, we will obviously try and get outside, however, with the good old British climate the way that it is, we find ourselves looking for indoor fun. The girls have plenty of toys, and crafts are great, but when it comes to something we can enjoy as a family, which is quick to set up and doesn’t make a mess, you can’t beat a good game. We were recently sent the Bunny Jump game from University Games to try out, and it ticked all these boxes.
The aim of Bunny Jump is to be the player who has collected the most carrots from the garden. To do this you take it in turns to spin the dial, and follow the instructions – which could be to pull up one or two carrots, miss a go or have one of the carrots in your basket removed. To add to the anticipation, at some random point, the bunny will jump, and whoever catches it can take two carrots away from an opponent.
What I love about this game is that it is really simple to play. It is aimed at children aged 5 and upwards, but Emily (aged 2) had no problems playing along. Besides, her big sister was more than happy to ensure that she followed the rules! Once I had explained the game to the girls they were more than capable of playing it themselves, without any input from me as the instructions on the dial were very clear.
The girls loved the game. There was always that anticipation of when the rabbit was going to jump. Neither of them have actually managed to catch it during the game because whenever it happens they end up shrieking and giggling in excitement and forget about the need to actually catch it. In most games like this, when they are based on luck rather than skill, adults and children are playing on a level playing field. However, in this case, the advantage you gain from catching the bunny, tips the balance towards the adults. Or at least away from my giggling girls!
The girls have enjoyed playing Bunny Jump when they have had friends around, and I am sure this will occupy many a dreary wet afternoon over the next few years. Although we were sent this free of charge for review purposes, I would be more than happy to have paid the suggested retail price of £19.99 for the game.