I was very lucky to be chosen to review the game Monkey Dunk from Hasbro RRP £12.99
This game is from 4 years up, my 3 year old was very excited to receive this game as she had seen it on TV adverts.
In the box are 16 monkeys 4 in each colour, an elephant timer, lots of banana tokens and a lillypad.
To object of the game is to get all your monkeys into the pots by the time the elephant timer pops up, if you get the monkeys into the pots you earn banana tokens. Person with the most tokens wins.
You have to flick the monkeys into the pots by pushing on the back of the monkey (a bit like playing tiddlywinks) before the Elephant timer pops up. My 3 year old finds it a little difficult making the monkey jump high enough to get it over the box sides and into the pots, although given enough time she does eventually manage to get them in but cannot do it within the time is takes for the Elephant timer to pop up.
The lillypad makes the game a little harder, you place this into a pot and any monkeys landing here will not be counted as a win.
This is a really nice game to play with the family and my 2 year old tries to join in but instead of flicking the monkeys she throws them in which makes her happy.
I would say to play the game properly that from 4 years is apt, I do think the Elephant timer would be better if it gave a little more time as I can see how this can make younger children frustrated.