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|CHOKING HAZARD -- Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.|
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64 of 67 found the following review helpful:
Fun game, and good for CPR practiceNov 04, 2009
By Peter Brown
My son and I both like this game. Unlike with the other reviewer, our pump works just fine. We've never run out of burgers before the belly inflates and the jacket bursts open.
However, I suspect the problem they ran into is that your 3yo (in our case) has to stand over the toy, hold hands in CPR form, and push down on the head (while you hold the feet) and push until it clicks once for each number. A #3 burger means three CPR pushes and three clicks. It really is hard to push than it should be.
Like the other reviewer said, the belt never stays closed, and the jacket usually bursts open one notch right at the first pump. The losing pump is still pretty obvious, though, with the jacket bursting open completely and both arms flying up in the air.
We both find it enjoyable and easy to play, but don't expect this to be a table game; it's a floor game due to the inflating position required.
One great plus: all the burgers and the die store right inside the pig. After the last round, just feed the outstanding pieces to him (don't inflate) and it's ready to store. I like games that are unlikely to lose pieces :)
65 of 72 found the following review helpful:
Fun concept, great in short bursts...Oct 25, 2009
When I saw this game in the store ads I thought it looked like a neat little board game. [...]
Pop the Pig requires no assembly and comes with said pig, 16 hamburgers, and a colored die. Each player rolls the die which tells them what color hamburger to feed the pig (there are 4 colors: red, yellow, green, & purple). Each hamburger has a number on its bottom bun that tells players how many times to push down on the pig's chef hat. This inflates the pig's belly, which will eventually cause his belly to pop out. This process is repeated until only one person has avoided causing the pig's belt to unbuckle, making them the winner.
The game has a simple and humorous concept but doesn't quite live up to its potential. Players have to really push down on the pig's hat in order for the belly to inflate. I've found that pushing down with both hands is necessary in order to get enough air to the pig's belly. It feels similar to performing CPR, and young children may get winded from exerting so much effort. The piggy makes a clicking noise each time it inflates, which is a welcome indicator to let you know your pushes have registered.
Even with this shortcoming, Pop the Pig is still a pleasant game. Young children around the ages of 3-8 will likely get a kick out of seeing the pig's belly expand and ultimately explode. Players may become a little flustered at the amount of presses it takes to get the pig to budge and overall short playing time but the game is entertaining in short bursts. I wouldn't suggest spending more than $20 on it, though.
*Can be played with up to 6 people
*Very easy to pack/unpack (the box has plenty of room to fit all of the game's contents)
*Some variation in how quickly the Pig explodes
*Instructions aren't as clear as they should be
*Game only takes about 15 minutes at most to finish
*Getting the pig to pop takes a lot of effort and presses to the head
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Good educational toySep 21, 2012
By Michelle Metzger
As a special education teacher of preschool children, I am always looking for educational activities for my students. After reading the mixed reviews on this, I decided to give it a chance and bought it. My students LOVE it. They love feeding the pig, and pushing down on his head. I love that the children learn colors, counting, numbers 1-4 and turn taking. My 3 year old daughter also loves playing this game. My four year old kids have no difficulty pushing down the pigs head, but my three year old struggles. The plastic part on the belt does come off easily, but I haven't had a problem putting it back on. Definetly recommend this to parents and therapists.
14 of 17 found the following review helpful:
A Winner at Our House!!Dec 03, 2009
By Merle Ivey
I bought Pop the Pig for my three-year-old nephew. He loves it! He plays with it without following any rules..it is a game that will keep his interest as he gets older and understands more about winning. He thinks he is a winner every time he plays it ..keeping him very entertained. His sister is seven and she and her sleepover pals loved it also. Lots of giggles! So this is a game that I highly recommend for both genders and younger as well as older children.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
VERY DISAPPOINTEDDec 15, 2010
I HAD PURCHASED THIS GAME WHEN I SAW IT ON TV - IT LOOKED LIKE A LOT OF FUN. I ORDERED TWO. ONE FOR MY HOUSE FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE FOR A GIFT. ME & MY 9 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER PLAYED THE GAME AND FOR THE FIRST FEW MINUTES IT WAS FUN. THEN THE ARMS WOULD GO OUT WHEN YOU PUSHED ON HIS HEAD THE FIRST TIME AFTER RESETTING IT. MOST OF THE TIME HIS BELLY WOULD NOT POP OPEN. WE WERE VERY CAREFUL TO NOT BE ROUGH WITH IT BUT IT STILL DID NOT WORK RIGHT MOST OF THE TIME. I AM RETURNING BOTH OF THE GAMES I PURCHASED. I WANT A GAME THAT I PAY GOOD MONEY FOR TO LAST MORE THAN 30 MINUTES.
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