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Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco

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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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (74)
  • Engaging (63)
  • Lots of fun (61)
  • Interactive (57)
  • Durable (47)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (63)
  • Indoor (50)
  • Entertainment (48)
  • Special needs (14)
  • Older children (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (57), Stay at home parent (34), Education oriented (32), Working parent (16), Grandparent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (29)

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

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

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    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!

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      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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        5.0

        Fun Preschool Game

        By Momx3

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

        A fun game to play with my four year old. Sturdy pieces that feel like they will last. Easy rules to understand.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Not as good as the sneaky snacks squirrel

        By Elisabeth

        from Massachusetts

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

        This game is good, but not as good as the Squirrel game. The kids have a harder time with the kitty cat gripper. I'm not sure why but it's just not as fun as the other game! The kids don't like it as much...and the pictures on the spinner don't make sense; why would the cat slip on a banana peel? It is great to work on shapes and fine motor skills.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Cute Game

        By Granny Nanny

        from North Carolina

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

        My granddaughter really really liked the Squirrel Game. This one is a little more complicated so she wasn't quite as excited. The older girls enjoyed it though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Fun game with lots of different learning skills.

        By mopsiecalopsie

        from Brooklyn, NY.

        About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Older Children
          • Special Needs
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

          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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          4.0

          4 year old grandson loves it

          By Micky 49

          from Redlands, ca

          About Me Grandparent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

            4 year old Grandson loves it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Colorful, fun, and quality construction

            By Hanson Zoo

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

              My 3.5 and 5.5 year olds played this game happily. Its colorful, solid construction will no doubt hold up to the tons of not-so-gentle play. The concept of finding matching shapes mixes in fun food choices, making learning fun. The added element of a pincher to pick up the pieces would be great for fine motor skills, but my kids gave up on it quickly and just used their hands. All in all, a fun game for all ages really.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              fun and educational

              By J Shin

              from Mission Viejo, CA

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

              • lack of instruction

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco:

              My 6 and 4 year old really enjoyed this game. While it was a good shape recognition for my 4 year old, my 6 year old had a blast with the game itself, being able to steal items from another player and anticipating who was going to win. It lost one star due to the lack of instruction when a player has a shape that's already on their plate and the spinner lands on the same shape. We just made up our own rules for that but wish there was something already established. Also, the cat grabber was fun for the first round, but it quickly became clear that it was just easier to pick up the pieces with our hands and not bother with the tool. overall, my kids thought it was a really fun game!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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