Family Games Lucky Ducks Motorized Shape and Color Matching Game Reviews
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Family Games Lucky Ducks Motorized Shape and Color Matching Game

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Lucky Ducks

Dec 8, 2009
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Pros:Cute for the first 10 minutes

Cons:Very loud and annoying

The Bottom Line:

This game is supposed to teach colors, shapes and memory skills but I don't think it does very well.  It's also a very annoying game.


Our older son received this Lucky Ducks Game last Christmas.  At the time, he was almost 3 years old and it looked like it would be a perfect game for his age.  I admit, it was cute and it has a great concept but it didn't take me long to really not like this game.  I have seen it at Wal-Mart before when I was looking at other games not too long ago for our kids and I think the price I saw was around $15 at the time. 

Description

Included in the game is a game board that isn't a game board really.  It's a thick plastic piece that measures approximately 10 inches across.  Most of the piece is green to look like grass while there is a blue stream on top of it.  In the center of the plastic piece is a green center that is kind of curvy to make the stream look curvy as it goes all the way around.  Hopefully that makes sense.  The stream is actually like a plastic circle or disk that is inside the game board and the only visible part is the part that looks like the stream.  There is a big red button in the center of the board which starts the game going.

On all four sides of the game board has either an orange triangle, a red circle, a purple square, and a blue star shape.  Each player chooses a shape/color and that's where they are supposed to sit.  I guess so they don't forget what color/shape they are supposed to be.  There are 12 ducks that are included in the game.  The ducks are about 3 inches tall and they all have the same colors and shapes underneath them.  There are 3 of each color/shape.

Lucky Ducks

Playing Lucky Ducks is really simple.  You place all the ducks on the stream mixing up the colors/shapes and then you press the button and they all start moving in a circle around the stream.  I thought this was really cute until the quacking got on my nerves.  The game is for 2-4 players and each player takes turns picking up the ducks trying to find all 3 of their color/shape.  The first person to find all their ducks win!  Exciting huh?  I guess for a kid that is 2-4 years old might think it's exciting.

Performance/Opinion

Like I said, once the game starts, the quacking starts and it is very annoying.  It's non-stop and it's pretty loud in my opinion.  How the ducks move has to do with the stream.  The stream is like a disk inside that spins or rotates making the ducks move around the board.  The motor wasn't too bad but there was some motor noise.  Compared to the quacking, this seemed very mild. 

This game teaches colors and shapes but of course there are only 4 colors and 4 shapes.  When my son got this game, he already knew those colors and shapes so nothing new to learn there.  This game also teaches hand eye coordination and memory skills.  The ducks are easy to pick up and they don't move that fast around the board.  I don't think this game does much good when it comes to memory skills.  I mean, its one thing to remember where a certain color/shape, etc. is when the item in question like memory cards are stationary.  With the ducks constantly moving, I don't know how any kid could easily remember which duck had what color on the bottom of it.  This was almost an impossible task for myself let alone my almost 3 year old at the time.  Our daughter who is 8 now couldn't even remember.  It was more like getting lucky picking the right duck rather than using any memory skills.  Maybe that's why it's called Lucky Ducks

This game ended up being more frustrating since it was just luck of the draw kind of thing when it came to making matches.  Our son quickly gave up on it and he rarely ever played with it.  Every once in a while, his sister would play with him but after a couple months, that was it.  Neither one of them was that interested.  A game only took 10-15 minutes depending on how long it took them to find their matches.  I wasn't terribly upset that they didn't play with it much after that.  It only took me minutes of hearing the quacking that I wanted to go duck hunting.

This game requires 2 C batteries that are not included and I couldn't tell you how long they lasted because once they were dead, I didn't replace them and I don't even know when they actually died.  Just a warning, the red button is very sensitive and will go off is slightly touched even in the box so if you decide to get this game, I would remove the batteries when your kids aren't playing with it.  I don't really think this game is much of a learning tool and when it comes to memory games, I will just stick to the stationary games.  My kids like those ones better anyway.  This game was very annoying to say the least.  I wouldn't really recommend this game at all but that's my opinion.  We did find a use for the ducks though.  My son played with them in the bathtub and still does every once in a while.        


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): ??
Type of Toy: Board Game
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years

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