When I was a kid, I used to imagine that the reason trains went so fast was because they were racing! Yes, I pictured train workers rushing around to load cargo as quick as lightening and then drive at top speeds (300 mph in my mind) to fight for first place. While my imagination soared with excitement as the train blew past my house, it always fizzled when the train left my sight. Luckily for new generations of train lovers, the Chugga Choo Choo Game will take kids for a ride on the imagination express long after the “real” train has gone past!
What’s to like?
I’ll admit I didn’t think an interactive train game would be as great as the “real thing,” but I was happily mistaken the first time I played the Chugga Choo Choo Game from Ravensburger! A game of quick thinking and even quicker reflexes, this colorful train game (aside from invigorating imaginative play possibilities) promotes color identification, eye-hand coordination and counting. Are you ready to play yet?
|As the train trudges around the circular Chugga Choo Choo track, the top of each colorful hopper car lifts as it passes in front of the corresponding color chute so that kids can send their cargo balls down the chute to load their hopper. The first player to load his or her hopper car and flip the on/off lever from green to red wins! What I love about this game is that whether you’re young, or young at heart, you need a little luck and a little more skill to earn a victory – everyone has an equal opportunity to win!|
And, I can’t forget to mention what happens if you miss your hopper! When I first played, my opponents and I spent more time chasing our balls across the floor, sweeping them from under cabinets, and figuring out which ball belonged to which player than actually filling our hoppers! We had more fun missing our targets than when our aim was perfect.
What I love most about the Chugga Choo Choo Game is that it’s a great ice breaker as well as a themed play set! There will be plenty of laughs along the way as you make new friends and make memories with old buddies!
At the end of the day
Priced at a reasonable $29.95, the Chugga Choo Choo Game, for ages 4 years and up, will have the imaginative engines revving for the next race on the track!
This staff review was brought to you by me, Kendra, a Copywriter at Growing Tree Toys. Here’s a little more info (in my own words) about my time with the company:
I have worked at Growing Tree Toys for 3 years as a copywriter for our store’s website, where I get to play with demo toys to learn the “in’s” and “out’s” of all our products. Since I can’t really justify buying endless amounts of toys for myself, my family and friends are pretty much guaranteed to get presents from Growing Tree Toys – and no one is happier about that than my little 9-year-old sister! When I’m not tinkering with toys, I read every book I can find – and currently I own approximately 200 books!