As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Aspergers,
"It can be played with little direction for all ages. It gives the child a sense of I can do this and understanding. They also have the ability to create a pattern with the sticks that is neither right or wrong but theirs which helps with individuality and the freedom to make their own decision. They feel like they have accomplished something by themselves. "
This product looks nice & is made well, but it is very hard to put the sticks in so that the balls actually stay put for any amount of time while the game is in process. The sticks also slide out unless they are positioned completely horizontal, making it very hard to setup. I bought it for my six year old, and unless I am very hands-on with it, he can't make this game work. We have used the sticks to play pick-up-sticks far more often than we have actually played the game Pallina. My 14 & 16 year old daughters even have trouble getting this game to cooperate! I really wouldn't recommend it. It is the only product I have ever purchased from Fat Brain Toys that was a disappointment.
If the sticks are giving you the slip, set things straight with a visit to the Returns & Exchanges Center. We assisted our customer promptly.
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