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Product Description

Based on award-winning illustrator Eileen Christelow's Five Little Monkeys book series, this simple-to-learn game introduces children to counting and strategy, and develops fine motor skills. Place all your monkeys onto the bed after acting out bedtime activities (brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, taking a bath) and win the game. But be careful - the bed could shake the monkeys off at any time.

Features

  • For 2 or more players

Additional Info

767171

DEEA3333

794764013207

2.3 pounds

15.9 x 10.6 x 3.6

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Average Customer Rating:

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University Games 1001232Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game
 
3.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (21)
  • Entertaining (16)
  • Easy to play (14)
  • Interactive (13)
  • Educational (12)

Cons

  • Difficult instructions (7)
  • Boring (4)

Best Uses

  • Children (20)
  • Family (20)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (19), Educator (6), Thrifty (6), Avid gamer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (7)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

We simplified game.

My son didn't have any games of his own (all "belonged" to his older sister) so I was looking for games for him. He loves monkeys and when I saw...Read complete review

My son didn't have any games of his own (all "belonged" to his older sister) so I was looking for games for him. He loves monkeys and when I saw this game I had to get it for him. I agree with all the other reviewers...there are way too many steps and its repetitive. Elements of the game are fun though! My kids love the charades aspect and they also love the popping bed.
So, we modified the rules. I put a set of four tokens (one of each action) on each side of the game board. On his/her turn, the child picks one of the tokens from his/her side of the board. The child acts out the action on the token. Child then places a monkey on the bed and pushes the button once. If the bed doesn't pop, child keeps that token, if not, he puts the token back on the board face down and will get another chance on his next turn. The first child to collect all four tokens wins. With two children and one adult playing, game play takes 5 to 10 minutes. We don't use the spinner and we don't move monkeys around the gameboard.
The children really love it now we've changed the directions.

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

The worst game I have ever encountered

I'm sort of a board game nerd. I have a closet with stacks and stacks of board games for all occasions - party games, games for "nongamers," obscure games,...Read complete review

I'm sort of a board game nerd. I have a closet with stacks and stacks of board games for all occasions - party games, games for "nongamers," obscure games, classics...etc. So, naturally, my wife and I started up a collection of children's board games as soon as our daughter could speak! She now has about ten games in her own closet collection. Some are simple, some kinda dumb, but none are quite so terrible as Five Little Monkeys. It's just astonishing how bad this game is, and its many baffling design decisions are made even worse with a child at the lower end of the recommended age scale. I would advise all parents to stay away from this trash, but ESPECIALLY those of you who, like me, have a very young gamer-in-training.

Where to begin? How about the board design and its effect on the game objectives. The game requires the completion of two conditions for a win: you must have collected four separate tokens and placed four plastic monkeys on top of the large bed in the center of the board. You accomplish this by spinning a dial on a cardboard wheel and advancing 1-6 spaces along a rectangular track, landing on either an image featuring one of the four tokens or a "monkey space" which allows you to place 1-3 monkeys on the bed. There are a couple of issues here - the board is designed in such a way that, with one or two exceptions, you will always land on the same space every time you spin a '5.' In other words, if you just collected the "teeth brushing" token, spinning a '5' on your next turn will bring you to the next "teeth brushing" token on the board. If you spin another 5 on the following turn, the same thing will happen...and so on and so forth. This doesn't sound like too big of a problem, until someone spins '5' four times in a row, effectively missing three consecutive turns, as advancement in and of itself doesn't really achieve much.

This is further compounded by the fact that monkeys can be knocked off the bed, in a manner similar to some other classic games. At the end of each player's turn, that player must press a button on the bed, and every few turns the mattress will bounce up, knocking a few monkeys back off the bed. This can be very frustrating under the right conditions, and can greatly extend the length of the game if it manages to keep victory out of reach that much longer for all players. It gets worse the more players you add to the game (up to a maximum of 4). It isn't much fun for anyone when a player spins 5 a couple of times in a row and then proceeds to knock all of his or her own monkeys off the bed (happens more often than you might think).

Perhaps the worst part of the game for younger players is keeping them on track throughout their turn. Most games for very young children are set up so that a turn has two steps...three at most. Generally speaking, you roll something or spin something, and then either move your piece and react to that movement or simply react to the result of the spin/roll. In Five Little Monkeys, the child must spin the wheel, move the monkey, place monkeys on the bed OR collect a token, press the button on the bed, and then collect any of their own monkeys that have fallen if the bed sprang up this turn.

We've had this game for several months now and I have grown to loathe it. I try to keep it hidden behind the other games, and I shudder when it is selected. The designs made a huge error by basically combining two games - one in which the player collects tokens, and another in which the player is trying to get monkeys on the bed. Multiple objectives help make many adult games more interesting and fun to play, but for a young child's game? No. Bad idea. HORRIBLE idea. Throw in a poorly designed board and you have one heck of a stinker. AVOID, fellow parents. Save yourself from this mess!

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4.0

Lots of Monkeying Around

By Happy MamA

from AL

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

      The game directions themselves were a little too much for my 3year old, so we made up several games... Including domino monkeys, lol. My 1 1/2 & 3 year love piling the monkeys on the bed & pushing button until they "fall off". It's been a must do every night before bed time.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Fun family game

      By Busy mom of 4 boys

      from Seattle Wa

      About Me Parent, Thrifty

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Nice Layout

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

        I bought this game for some rainy day fun and we got just that! It's easy enough for my 4 yr old to play and fun enough for my 20 year old to laugh. A simple fun game that isn't too long for kids to loose their attention. The only issue I have is you can only have up to 4 players. For bigger families like mine, others have to sit out and take turns. But overall a fun game!

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        • No

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        4.0

        My Children LOVE this game

        By Mom of two

        from Stanley, WI

        About Me Parent, Thrifty

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        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive
        • Nice Layout

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family
          • Travel

          Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

          The game is wonderful. I have a 3 year old and 6 year old who love this. The monkeys are vibrant in color, which makes the kids love this more. It is a great game to play as a family, fun..and brings lots of laughter when the monkeys fall.

          Only downside...kids have figured out if they want to win they just need to put the monkeys in the middle of the bed, not the outer edges. When bed pops up all monkeys fall, but only the ones on the edge fall off the bed. Not a huge deal, still very fun!

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          • No

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          3.0

          an Okay game

          By Nana

          from Virginia

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            Cons

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                Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                The game caught my eye because of the childrens song 5 little monkeys. Game didn't hold my grandaughters attention very long. She is almost 3. The bed is suposed to pop up and knock the monkeys off and it became stuck the more we used it.

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                • Yes

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                2.0

                Repetative Game, Kids Lost Interest

                By Mommy of two boys

                from Illinois

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                Pros

                • Easy To Play

                Cons

                • Boring

                Best Uses

                • Children

                Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                My 3-Year old easily lost interest in this game. It was fun for about five minutes, but then the game itself became very repetitive. My son began to just play with the monkeys and the bed and ignored the board game itself and had much more fun. I would not pay the full price of $20 for this game, maybe $10.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The Book Comes to Life

                By StephS

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Educator, Parent

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                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Play
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Interactive
                • Nice Layout

                Cons

                • No Book Or Song Included

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                This game is entertaining. My 5 year old loves it! It is easy to play and not a game that drags on. Would have been even better if book or cd with song was included...

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Great fun.

                By Grandma B

                from Apple Valley, CA

                About Me Educator, Thrifty

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                Pros

                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Children
                  • Family

                  Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                  My granddaughter loves the book, 5 Little Monkeys..., so this was a great 3-year-old birthday present!! She enjoys playing her way now and acting out the story. Eventually, we'll read the rules and teach her to play it as intended.

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  my son and neice enjoy this game.

                  By mommy of one

                  from Lindenhurst, IL

                  About Me Parent

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                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Educational
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive
                  • Nice Layout

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Children
                    • Family

                    Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                    My son enjoys playing the game.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    1.0

                    Gave to our "little Monkey"

                    By Monkey-n-Magoo's Grammy

                    from Cape Coral Fl

                    About Me Parent, Thrifty

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                    Pros

                    • Fun
                    • Fun With Our Instructions

                    Cons

                    • Boring
                    • Difficult Instructions

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                      Ok so we bought this for our 4yr old granddaughter who we call Monkey. We thought it would be perfect since she is very good with board games and very advanced. Well we had to make our own rules. I'm not sure how it says 3+ because there are just to many things to do. She loves to play, however we do not play the way the game instructs us to. I'm glad I got it because it is "monkeys", but if it were anything else I would have been very disappointed.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Think my grand kids will love it

                      By Neena

                      from Kingsville, TX

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Play
                      • Educational
                      • Fun
                      • Interactive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family

                        Comments about University Games 1001232 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Game:

                        Bought it for a Christmas gift and think it will be good for the different ages of my grand children

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                        • Yes

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