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Kim Green
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
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10
Dec 2005*
For kids, it is a classic game. It's not for adults.
2005-12-26*
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John Mundie
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario, a place to stand, a place to grow
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10
Jan 2010
Having just played this with my 3 year old boy, our third child to delight in this wonderfully simple counting game, I unhesitatingly give it a top mark. To wit: à chacun ses goûts.
2010-01-25
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Robert Ridgeway
United States
Greenville
South Carolina
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10
Aug 2010
We all enjoyed this game. (Made me want to climb trees....)
2011-04-02
Scott Clinton
United States
Texas
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9
Feb 2006*
I 'really' don't understand the ratings around here. This type of kids game has to be simple enough for 4 year olds to play by themselves and still be fun enough for them to WANT to play... AND this one helps reinforces simple math skills. What more do you expect from a game designed for "2-4 Kids Ages 4-8"?
2006-02-24*
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Ian Wiles
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9
Dec 2010
12-27-10: 9
2010-12-27
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Sonya Writes
United States
North Carolina
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9
May 2013
I think this is a great kids game. I loved it when I was a kid.
2013-05-08
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Clark Barbee
United States
Milwaukie
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8
Jan 2005*

I have probably played this game over a 1000 times. I played it as a boy, and due to lost cherries I have bought new copies for each of my 3 kids. While this game can be VERY tedious for adults, the kids love it, and it has given me many good memories of time well spent.
2005-01-05*
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D Enevoldsen
United States
Unspecified
Illinois
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8
Jan 2005*
This is a great game for young kids. It helps them learn to count to four & subtract up to 2.
2005-01-12*
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Matt Hoskins
United States
OKC
Oklahoma
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8
Nov 2011
Great children's game.

My 3-year old son loves this game.

It teaches counting and taking turns.

My son says "you will play the green ones and I will play the red ones." Endearing.
2009-06-11
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Christine Doiron
United States
Juneau
Alaska
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8
Mar 2010
Rated as a small child's game. I loved this as a little kid, and it's pretty educational.
2010-03-14
MJ Ginger
United States
Minnesota
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8
Jan 2013
Kids games rated from the perspective of my kids, who are in the game's recommended age range.
2014-08-21
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Daniel Zweifler
Austria
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7.5
Jun 2006*
Top at age: 36 months. Rapidly loses appeal thereinafter though.
2006-06-12*
Gary Byzewski
United States
Franklin
Wisconsin
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Dec 2003*
Your basic "every child must play" first counting game
2003-12-22*
Clark D. Rodeffer
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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7
Feb 2007*
It's a good game to teach counting for young kids, but probably not that interesting for adults. My daughter enjoys it. One way to spice up play is to require your bucket to have at least ten cherries and your tree to be empty at the beginning of your turn to win, and also allow players to choose where to return cherries (perhaps the tree belonging to whoever is ahead, or distributed among several trees) if the dog, bird or tipped bucket are spun. The rub is that picking must still be done only from your own tree. This can add a bit of a "take that" element.
2007-02-08*
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Chee Peng Ang
Singapore
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7
Sep 2014
Attractively illustrated and suitably designed for kids learning to count. Replayability not high though.
2014-09-04
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Jerry Haerle
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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6
Apr 2009*
We used to own this game. I give this a 6 because it's a great introductory game for little tweekers to get in on & start playing games.
2004-02-05*
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Jared Heath
United States
Dallas
Texas
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6
Aug 2009*
Outstanding game for 3-4 year olds.
2004-02-09*
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Brady Jessee
United States
Olathe
Kansas
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6
Jul 2005*
An excellenct game for teaching children to count. I loved playing it as a child, and I imagine my children will enjoy it as well. Tedious for adults, but I would not play it for my enjoyment.
2005-07-24*
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Michael M.
United States
Fort Worth
Texas
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6
Jul 2008*
Overall, I think this is a great first game for the very young. It teaches waiting for your turn and basic counting. They also like to spin the spinner on their turn. It will get old rather soon, but so does everything else at that age.
2008-07-10*
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Chad Rutt
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
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6
Sep 2009*
Just picked up a copy for $5 and will save it til my kids are old enought to play. Looks like a great learning game.
2006-12-06*
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Mark Hamburg
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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6
Jan 2008*
As a reviewer remarked, the penalty for a bad spin is too severe and makes the game too long. Seems like it should be okay for kids until you realize that kids games don't have to be bad. Probably would be okay with house rules, but I rank games on the rules that come in the box.

UPDATE: My comments on the original rules stand, but I upped my score on the game to a 5 (from a 2) based on the Orchard-like cooperative rules in the 2007 edition. I'm still not crazy about it, but my daughter likes it, and I at least find it tolerable with those rules.
2008-01-26*
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If Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Then Actions x2 Speak Louder Than Actions
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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Mar 2015
Another game, like Candyland, that doesn't actually require players to play.

Update: The new cooperative rules give it a point.
2015-03-11
Richard Partin
United States
Urbana
Illinois
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6
Nov 2014
Okay with young kids, as dropping the cherries into buckets is interesting and fun for them, and there's at least something going on in the game. Therefore, from the perspective of a young child, I rate this a 6.
2014-11-19
Mark Delesdernier
United States
Metairie
Louisiana
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6
Jan 2012
Well, there isn't much here; BUT, it's intended for a different audience. My niece can't do much more than this right now, but it does teach turn order, etc. And it's over REALLY quickly. If anyone is grading this one harshly because they're not playing with kids... seriously, go find something else because it's not for you. As far as playing with my niece, it's actually a fun little activity. (AND I get to play a game!)
2010-11-16
Jason Root
Australia
Dubbo
NSW
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6
Nov 2010
Found this at my local Salvation Army store for 50c. Great investment as my kids (age 3 and 4) love it.
2010-11-18
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Jason Root
Australia
Dubbo
NSW
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6
Aug 2011
Bought a second copy for about $10 from my local department store. The kids love it.
2011-08-29
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Melissa the Gnome
United States
West Allis
WI - Wisconsin
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6
Dec 2013
Eh, it's a pretty run of the mill kids' game, but it is nice for teaching basic counting and turn taking. We got our copy for a dollar at GW and it was complete.
2014-08-27
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Pasvik -
Germany
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5.7
Jul 2011
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2011-05-02
Stephen Smith
United States
Jackson
MS
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5
May 2004*
This is another one that my kids love that I find really tedious. It's not the mindless spin and pick up that gets me. It's the fact that this game can go on forever -- if you don't get lucky. Of the 7 spots on the spinner, only 4 give you cherries (10 cherries total). The other three take some away (either 2 or everything). I could understand having the two spaces for losing 2, but the spilled bucket just forces this game to last way longer than it should. To combat this, we usually play with the spilled bucket as a spin again.
2004-05-28*
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Jim Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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5
Sep 2011
It's a counting game for little kids and I'm rating it for kids. Spin and do what it says. No strategy and not much fun for adults but it's a game with a purpose. I imagine they will tire of it quickly, as the spinner can be very discouraging at times but we'll see.
2008-06-09*
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Brandon Butcher
United States
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5
Nov 2004*
Vintage 1975 version.
2004-11-22*
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Mark Odor
United States
Mt. Pleasant
Iowa
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5
Mar 2005*
Simple; however; a good counting mechanism for very young children. Enjoyed the game as a preschooler...besides...who doesn't enjoy popping a few cherries in a hole?
2005-03-02*
Dustin Martin
United States
Oconomowoc
Wisconsin
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5
Nov 2005*
Good for teaching turn-taking and counting, but not much else.
2005-11-19*
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David Namaksy
United States
Dallas
Texas
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5
Mar 2006*
It's a 10 for my 2 1/2 year old. I guess this is her gateway game. This is played with my childern, only.
2006-03-21*
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Zac Dortch
United States
Lubbock
Texas
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5
Apr 2006*
Kid-Game, ...used to ramp my children up to speed for the good stuff. (Yeah, ...I rated it a 5 'cause it's a tad boring for players out of pre-school, but I start my kids learning to count on this one and they love it...) ^_^
2006-04-01*
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Kyle Johnstone
United States
Lewisville
Texas
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5
May 2006*
Great game for toddlers. First game for counting - I think it's great. And who doesn't like cherries!
2006-05-07*
Craig Weisensel
United States
Wisconsin
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5
Jun 2006*
Good Kids Game......doesn't hold kids attention well....can drag on a bit
2006-06-26*
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Clark Barthel
United States
St Charles
Illinois
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5
Jul 2013
Classic kids game. Simple game. Spin the spinner and hope for the best. Depends on the audience.
2008-03-08*
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Amy Kennedy
United States
Portland
Oregon
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5
Jan 2007*
Fun for kids
2007-01-16*
Darcy Dueck
Canada
Vancouver
BC
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5
Jan 2008*
First child's game when she was 3.
2008-01-25*
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Carol Jones
United States
Maryland
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5
Apr 2007*
This is a children's game. Probably the best "first game" I know. It helps children learn to count to four, and also helps with fine motor skills.
2007-04-03*
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W M Shubert
United States
Lexington
Massachusetts
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5
Oct 2007*
Rating assumes playing against my 2 year old daughter. Probably the easiest-to-play game that involves counting, so it's worth something for that.

Against other adults this is more of a 2.
2007-10-18*
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Dan
United States
Sacramento
California
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5
Mar 2010
Teaches young children how to count, and helps them learn dexterity with their fingers.
2008-01-07*
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Marc B.
United States
Palm Bay
Florida
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5
Apr 2008*
Kids rating only. Good for beginning math.
2008-04-18*
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Chip Crawford
United States
Aubrey
Texas
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5
Apr 2008*
Don't let the rating fool you. It's still a great game for very young kids. When played with a parent it's a perfect opportunity to teach counting and good gamesmanship.
2008-04-23*
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Am I having fun yet?
United States
Wisconsin
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5
May 2008*
A good game for the little kids game closet. A light game that can become a little boring, but little kids seem to love this kind of thing. It isn't a bad game for children to learn counting and basic adding and subtracting.
2008-05-08*
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Shannon Carvin
United States
Hamburg
Pennsylvania
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5
Apr 2014
2+
2009-04-06
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Phil
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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5
Sep 2008*
Well, I hate it, but my three year old likes it, so I give it a five. On the cons side, I think a game targeted at three year olds that has choking hazards is a little weak. Chances of having another little kid around seem pretty high.
2008-06-19*
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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5
Oct 2009*
Now with cooperation! This game along with Cat's Eye is one of my earliest game memories. A first step for a new generation of game players.
2010-05-20
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Rob H
United States
Indiana
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5
Apr 2010
Teaching my 2 year old to count! I love when he brings the box over asking to play!
2010-04-19
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