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Gator Golf Game for Preschoolers

 

Have you seen the Gator Golf Game for Preschoolers?

I cannot wait until my girls ‘get’ board games. The ones they’ve had up until now, the pieces are either lost or end up being used for other purposes. I either find memory cards in all corners of the house, or little ‘men’ pieces tucked into beds of dollhouses.

At their age, they want to play, yet don’t truly understand how games work and all end up being sneaked out of their room and played with in the way they know how. So, not how they are intended. Pretty soon I have pieces and tiny balls all over the place and the game is soon thrown away. I try not to play the ‘I can’t wait until…’ parenting game, yet I honestly cannot wait until I can sit down and play board games ‘for real’ with all 3 of my kids.

So, when HASBRO recently sent them Gator Golf, I was thrilled. Finally a game they would understand, and couple play with even without me on security detail.

First off, it requires no batteries, so right off the bat I’m stoked. The game comes with the Gator with snap-in tail, 2 putters, 2 golf balls and instructions. So, you can see right here why this game is great for my twins or those with 2 young children.

Like golf, putt the balls into the gators mouth and if it goes in, the gator flicks the ball back with its tail. There’s a cute Golden Trophy and sink-3-balls-and-win rules, yet it’s also good for just taking turns and practicing. That’s what my girls do right now. Plus, they see who can stand back the farthest and get it in, so it’s teaching coordination and concentration at the same time.

Right now the girls play this game in the house, yet it can easily be taken outdoors in the Summer months as well. So, remember this when looking for outdoors games this Spring.

Suggested for ages 3+, get Gator Golf at any store that sells HASBRO board games. It has a ARV of $24.99, yet with continual sales and $5 off promos on cereal boxes {I’m a fan of these}, there’s plenty of ways to get a great price. In face Sears.ca has then on for $19.99 right now.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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81 Comments

  1. i would love to win this for my 1.5 year old son. This will help with his coordination skills

  2. I would like to win so we can start teaching my son how to actually play games. He would love this.

  3. My nephew would absolutely LOVE this. When you ask him his favourite animal he’ll tell you it’s and alligator!!

  4. I would love to win this because I think all 3 of my kids would love to play together with this game.

  5. I would love to win this for my boys they are 3 & 4 and they love laying mini golf. I know they would love this!

  6. I would love to have this to play with my niece when she comes over. She would get a kick out of it. Thanks

  7. My two daughters would have a blast playing this game together!! Maybe I could finally get something done if they were busy for a few minutes:)

  8. I know the perfect little boy that would LOVE this game….and he would be the proud owner of it if I was to win it!

  9. I think my son would love playing this game. It’ll also help him with his hand eye coordination too.

  10. I would love to win this, not only because it looks super fun, but my daughter and her friends could utilize this toy to learn to share and take turns as well as the obvious hand eye coordination practice 😀

  11. i think games a great way to teach fair play, winning and losing to children. plus i had horrible hand eye coordination and this looks like it’d help develop that as well

  12. My bff’s toddler would LOVE this, and I’d LOVE to be able to give it to her. 😀

  13. We just had a fundraising mini golf challenge at work! But they used boxes with little holes cut out of them… this would have been a fun alternative!

  14. My son would love this. We bought him Candyland for Christmas but this would be so much better for him. No small cards to lose.

  15. i would like to win because i think my youngest 3 boys would LOVE to have this to play with!

  16. I would like to win this becasue I think it’s a fun game to play indoors during the winter. thanks for the chance to win

  17. I’d love to win this because I KNOW it would be a nice game for both of my kids to actually play together.

  18. I would love to win because my 3 1/2 year old son loves to golf, his daddy takes him to the golf course quite a bit. He would love this!

  19. I just bought the orange Gator Golf (Current version) at Toys r us for simple weekend fun exercise indoors, that’s what I will use it for. You probably have the newer version from Hasbro (Green reboot version from 1994. The original 1994 Gator was also Green). Both versions are the same gameplay only difference is the Gator color. This is perfect for kids and adults alike to get into simple real casual mini golf gaming for minutes at a time without spending hundreds on a Wii System with Wii Sports or Kinect Xbox 360 motion controls just to get exercise and glued to a HDTV; Gator Golf is the cheapest alternative, yet cool. If you have more than 2+ Gators setup and yard of green felt (you can get these at a crafts store, you can actually create a miniature golf course in your living room. This game is fully customizable and hackable for the DIY Community as well.

    This is a Wikipedia article on the history of Gator Golf: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gator_Golf

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