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Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco

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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

A shape-tastic recipe for fun! Business at Frankie's famous food truck is brisk! Customers just can't satisfy their craving for this cool cat's unique, shape-inspired menu. Kids take turns using the fun Frankie Squeezer to fill orders while they practice identifying geometric shapes, a beginning math skill, and develop fine motor skills. It's a simple recipe for fun, but watch out for greedy guests, slippery banana peels, and other hazards. The first to deliver a 5-course meal is the winner! For 2 to 4 players. Ages 4+
How to Play:
1.Spin the spinner.
2.Find a food that matches your shape or get lucky and choose a "chef's surprise."
3.Watch out for pesky flies and greedy guests.
4.Complete your 5-course meal first to win.

The nitty-gritty:
Colorful game board (in box bottom)
1 Frankie Cat Squeezer
20 Food game pieces
4 Placemat player boards
1 Game spinner
Instruction guide

Frankie serves up purr-fect developmental opportunities like fine motor, beginning math and social skills practice. Fine motor skills head the menu as kids use the Frankie Cat Squeezer tongs to pick up food and set it on their placemat. Children practice good sportsmanship by spinning to return game pieces from their placemat or to take pieces from another player. Add shape recognition and identification to the recipe for fun by matching geometric shapes to foods in Frankie's truck! Oh, and the first player to complete a 5-course meal is the winner!

Additional Info

392918

44E6404E

086002034144

3414

1.5 pounds

12.4 x 11.0 x 2.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco
 
4.7

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (81)
  • Interactive (64)
  • Engaging (63)
  • Lots of fun (61)
  • Durable (47)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (63)
  • Indoor (50)
  • Entertainment (48)
  • Special needs (14)
  • Older children (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (57), Stay at home parent (34), Education oriented (32), Working parent (16), Parent (8)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fun game with lots of different learning skills.

Firstly, I must comment on the durability and top quality of all components in this game. This is one to really last throughout childhood and then be passed on.
My son has Down...Read complete review

Firstly, I must comment on the durability and top quality of all components in this game. This is one to really last throughout childhood and then be passed on.
My son has Down Syndrome and I was sent this to play and review.
Although my son is 12 years old, he really enjoyed this game over and over. In fact when he doesn't want to sit and do his homework, playing this after will bribe him to finish quicker.
Game is bright and colorful, pieces are easy to manipulate, especially the big plastic Frankie that one picks up the food pieces with. Very good for eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. I like the fact that the food pieces are actually double sided, so wherever at the table you sit, you can see what the pieces are, unlike some other games which are just one sided.
Matching assorted foods to shapes is a novel way of looking at food. I would never have actually thought of it myself! My son actually forgot what a rectangle was and we had to go over all the shapes with him again, which was just as well we had this game! One can have lots of chit chat while playing this game, all to do with the different components of it. Shapes, colors, sizes, which of the same shaped foods one prefers and why, what is a menu and what is it made up of? Feelings: what does one feel when one loses a piece, when one wins a piece etc. One can learn strategies from this game. Look at the other players' cards, which pieces do they have and which should one choose when one lands on the part that gives you the choice of shapes to choose from? Which piece should one steal from your friend when landing on that part of the spinner etc. But then again, that part is probably for children who are just a bit older.
This game needs no reading skills, once younger children master the machinations of it, they can play it all on their own and feel really independant and grown up!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Great for Preschool for Kindergartners

Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game has a lot of kid appeal! The illustrations on the box and on all the pieces are colorful, whimsical, and a whole lot fun to look at. In...Read complete review

Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game has a lot of kid appeal! The illustrations on the box and on all the pieces are colorful, whimsical, and a whole lot fun to look at. In this game, children will practice their math skills in recognizing a number of different geometric shapes found in common foods and treats. Game play is easy to catch on to. Kids will practice patience by taking turns, develop their fine motor skills, and sharpen their critical thinking and decision making abilities.

This game is for children ages four and up. I believe it's best suited for children preschool through kindergarten. That being said, my kids ages 7 and 4 had fun with this game. They liked using the Frankie cat squeezer to pick up foods on their turns. The re-playability for this game is moderate for us. It's best as a teaching tool to supplement what they are learning in their schooling.

Game play time varies from 15-30 minutes depending on the number of people playing. Up to four people can play at once. Set up and clean up is fast. The instructions were pretty basic and there were a few things that weren't very clear. For example when a player lands on a shape to pick up that they already have, we aren't told if they should skip their turn or spin again. We substituted and just stuck to our own rule on this particular thing. Other than that, the game is still fun and works out pretty well.

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5.0

Would buy again

By Lindsay

from Stokesdale, NC

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children
    • Family

    Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

    Was bought as a gift, but I already own 3 other games from Educational Insights and they are wonderful. Helps with colors, counting, coordination, etc. Perfect for most toddlers. My 4-year-old loves these games and has been playing them for a couple of years.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Simple and fun

    By CJ

    from San Juan, PR

    About Me Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

      Simple and fun game that helps with grabbing skills and a fun way to learn the shapes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      This was for my grandkids

      By Ben

      from Layton utah

      About Me Thrifty

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Thought Provoking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

        It was for my grandson. My daughter sent me pictures of him playing with it. They said it was fun.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Fun Family Game

        By Toy Shopper

        from Yuba City, CA

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family

          Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

          I play this game with my two kids, 10 and 5 years, and we all have fun. When you land on the fly and remove a food token it is hilarious - as in, waiter, there is a fly in my pizza!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great game

          By Fun

          from Albuquerque, nm

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children
            • Family

            Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

            Bought this for a Christmas game exchange at school

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco

            By VA

            from Tacoma Wa

            About Me Educator, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Thought Provoking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

              It made a wonderful gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              3.0

              It's an otay and kinda fun family game

              By The DOMINATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              from Muskegon , MI

              About Me Avid Gamer, Child Care Provider, Educator, Parent, Thrifty

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Play
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Thought Provoking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

                It's a kids board game ... Easy to pick up and learn. Fun for the whole family. Unless you're someone who speaks incoherent sentences and or thoughts. Also able to throw a tantrum in a blink of an eye because I said good job to your sister without telling you good job for doing absolutely nothing. Which then rightfully deserved a freak out for the next twenty minutes with nothing in the world to calm you down. Finally after I am crying on the floor with you. I quietly stutter nim nims also referred to as m&ms. Now everybody is having a delightful time and this is the best game EVER! Layla you need better control over your 2 year old emotions. I'm proud to say I'm the best at Frankie's food truck fiasco in my family. House champ 4 weeks straight!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Awesome Shape Games

                By Mom2boardgamelvr

                from Ventura

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright Colors
                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Use
                • Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Classroom
                  • Home School

                  Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

                  My almost 4 year old loves this game. Very fun and simple directions, well made too! The game is such a fun way to learn about shapes, sharing and how to take turns

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect for 4 year olds

                  By Laura

                  from Sandy, UT

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright Colors
                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Unique
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Classroom
                    • Group Use
                    • Home School
                    • Single Student Use
                    • Teacher Use

                    Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

                    My daughter loves this game! It's perfect for her age and is educational. Teaches shapes, taking turns, and learning how to follow directions. So so fun!

                     
                    4.0

                    Teaches Matching Shapes

                    By CherylA

                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

                      A cute and colorful game that teaches shapes and matching. I found the Frankie Squeezer a little bulky for my 3 1/2 year old grandson's hands although he didn't mind using his other hand to help pick up the pieces. He loved landing on the banana peel "splat!" and losing a turn because he thought it was so funny! Although playing the game with just two of us didn't take long, he wanted to play it again and again

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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