University Games: Poppin Hoppies

Disclosure: The game in the feature below was provided compliments of University Games!

My little ones love to feel included in family game night. Problem is, most games aren’t appropriate for our younger ones. The ones that our 8 year old can figure out bore him quickly because when its not his turn- he has nothing to do. Thankfully University Games has decided to help bridge the gap and made games specifically for kids 6-12, like Poppin Hoppies!

IMG_7903Poppin Hoppies is a remake of a 1960’s game that is a ‘hopping’ good time for kids. To play, simply push down the spring-loaded figures with suction cup feet and then wait. The characters will randomly pop into the air, ready for the little ones to catch. For every Hoppie caught, kids receive a plastic figure piece. To win, be the first to catch 6 Poppin Hoppies and collect the pieces you need to create a complete character!

IMG_7909The game is an excellent concept and all my kids (big and little) love trying to catch the Hoppies!

IMG_7904The game is for kids 6-12, but I think the age range is more 4-10 and to even the playing field all the kids should be around the same age. If you have 10 year olds play with 6 year olds, the ten year olds reach will give him or her a large advantage and the younger kids will just get frustrated. My kids literally play this game for hours at a time. However, they do not use the people at all. They instead keep score of who caught the most Hoppies!

Buy It: You can purchase Poppin Hoppies for around twelve dollars!

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  1. Mia Dentice Carey says

    looks like too much fun!

  2. Sherry Compton says

    My grandson is in that in-between stage where he’s too old for the preschool games but not yet ready for strategy. Love that they are coming out with ones for his ages. I can see the mad leap at the table as my son and grandson play. You better have a sturdy table and leave the drinks in the other room. 🙂

  3. Debby Chandler says

    This is so cute! I’m going to check more into this for a Christmas gift for my grand kids. Thanks for the review!

  4. Rebecca Parsons says

    I have never heard of this game. But it looks so much fun.

  5. This looks like a cute game. I’ll have to check this out for my niece.

  6. I really think it’s great that they geared this game toward older children. Two of my three kids fall into this age range and I see them struggling to find fun board games quite often!

  7. Sherri Lewis says

    I love it! The boys look like they are having a blast 🙂

  8. I enjoyed watching the video! I giggled along with your boys! When kids end up making their OWN rules to a board game then you know they are having fun in a creative manner 🙂

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