Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™
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Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™

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Ages 4+
$21.99
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The Big Idea:
Order up! Foodies unite! Get a taste of these shape-tastic recipes for fun! Business at Frankie’s famous food truck is brisk! Kids take turns using the Frankie Squeezer to fill scrumptious orders. The first to deliver a 5-course meal is the winner!

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Practices identifying geometric shapes
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Improves strategic thinking skills
  • Encourages social skills and turn-taking

  • Cut to the Chase:
  • Board game designed to teach young children about shapes
  • Simple to play and understand
  • Quick, fun game that can be played in a short time
  • Easy setup and cleanup
  • Fourth preschool Squeezer Game based on the award-winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel game
  • OUR AWARDS
    Parents_Choice_Silver_Honor
    • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award (2015)
    • Parents Choice Silver Honor (2015)
    1. Spin the spinner.
    2. Find a food that matches your shape or get lucky and choose a "chef's surprise."
    3. Watch out for pesky flies and greedy guests.
    4. Complete your 5-course meal first to win.
    The nitty-gritty:
  • Colorful game board (in box bottom)
  • 1 Frankie Cat Squeezer
  • 20 Food game pieces
  • 4 Placemat player boards
  • 1 Game spinner
  • Instruction guide
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    Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™

    Inventors: Marcia Gresko and James Tu

    Designers: Jessie Min and AnnMarie Siciliano

    Four "foodie" colleagues are the secret sauce in this cute, culinary-themed game. Marcia and James serve up the game play, setting it in their beloved New York City. Jessie and AnnMarie cook up a food truck-inspired design for deliciously funny results. Enjoy!

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    Educational InsightsFrankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™
     
    4.7

    (based on 80 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Educational (78)
    • Engaging (67)
    • Lots of fun (65)
    • Interactive (61)
    • Durable (52)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Young children (66)
    • Entertainment (53)
    • Indoor (53)
    • Special needs (17)
    • Older children (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (58), Stay at home parent (36), Education oriented (35), Working parent (16), Grandparent (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35), Yes (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fun game with lots of different learning skills.

    Firstly, I must comment on the durability and top quality of all components in this game. This is one to really last throughout childhood and then be passed on.
    My son has Down...Read complete review

    Firstly, I must comment on the durability and top quality of all components in this game. This is one to really last throughout childhood and then be passed on.
    My son has Down Syndrome and I was sent this to play and review.
    Although my son is 12 years old, he really enjoyed this game over and over. In fact when he doesn't want to sit and do his homework, playing this after will bribe him to finish quicker.
    Game is bright and colorful, pieces are easy to manipulate, especially the big plastic Frankie that one picks up the food pieces with. Very good for eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. I like the fact that the food pieces are actually double sided, so wherever at the table you sit, you can see what the pieces are, unlike some other games which are just one sided.
    Matching assorted foods to shapes is a novel way of looking at food. I would never have actually thought of it myself! My son actually forgot what a rectangle was and we had to go over all the shapes with him again, which was just as well we had this game! One can have lots of chit chat while playing this game, all to do with the different components of it. Shapes, colors, sizes, which of the same shaped foods one prefers and why, what is a menu and what is it made up of? Feelings: what does one feel when one loses a piece, when one wins a piece etc. One can learn strategies from this game. Look at the other players' cards, which pieces do they have and which should one choose when one lands on the part that gives you the choice of shapes to choose from? Which piece should one steal from your friend when landing on that part of the spinner etc. But then again, that part is probably for children who are just a bit older.
    This game needs no reading skills, once younger children master the machinations of it, they can play it all on their own and feel really independant and grown up!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great for Preschool for Kindergartners

    Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game has a lot of kid appeal! The illustrations on the box and on all the pieces are colorful, whimsical, and a whole lot fun to look at. In...Read complete review

    Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game has a lot of kid appeal! The illustrations on the box and on all the pieces are colorful, whimsical, and a whole lot fun to look at. In this game, children will practice their math skills in recognizing a number of different geometric shapes found in common foods and treats. Game play is easy to catch on to. Kids will practice patience by taking turns, develop their fine motor skills, and sharpen their critical thinking and decision making abilities.

    This game is for children ages four and up. I believe it's best suited for children preschool through kindergarten. That being said, my kids ages 7 and 4 had fun with this game. They liked using the Frankie cat squeezer to pick up foods on their turns. The re-playability for this game is moderate for us. It's best as a teaching tool to supplement what they are learning in their schooling.

    Game play time varies from 15-30 minutes depending on the number of people playing. Up to four people can play at once. Set up and clean up is fast. The instructions were pretty basic and there were a few things that weren't very clear. For example when a player lands on a shape to pick up that they already have, we aren't told if they should skip their turn or spin again. We substituted and just stuck to our own rule on this particular thing. Other than that, the game is still fun and works out pretty well.

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    5.0

    Fun game with lots of different learning skills.

    By mopsiecalopsie

    from Brooklyn, NY.

    About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

      Firstly, I must comment on the durability and top quality of all components in this game. This is one to really last throughout childhood and then be passed on.
      My son has Down Syndrome and I was sent this to play and review.
      Although my son is 12 years old, he really enjoyed this game over and over. In fact when he doesn't want to sit and do his homework, playing this after will bribe him to finish quicker.
      Game is bright and colorful, pieces are easy to manipulate, especially the big plastic Frankie that one picks up the food pieces with. Very good for eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills. I like the fact that the food pieces are actually double sided, so wherever at the table you sit, you can see what the pieces are, unlike some other games which are just one sided.
      Matching assorted foods to shapes is a novel way of looking at food. I would never have actually thought of it myself! My son actually forgot what a rectangle was and we had to go over all the shapes with him again, which was just as well we had this game! One can have lots of chit chat while playing this game, all to do with the different components of it. Shapes, colors, sizes, which of the same shaped foods one prefers and why, what is a menu and what is it made up of? Feelings: what does one feel when one loses a piece, when one wins a piece etc. One can learn strategies from this game. Look at the other players' cards, which pieces do they have and which should one choose when one lands on the part that gives you the choice of shapes to choose from? Which piece should one steal from your friend when landing on that part of the spinner etc. But then again, that part is probably for children who are just a bit older.
      This game needs no reading skills, once younger children master the machinations of it, they can play it all on their own and feel really independant and grown up!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      4 year old grandson loves it

      By Micky 49

      from Redlands, ca

      About Me Grandparent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

        4 year old Grandson loves it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        We LOVED this game!

        By EAMonkey

        from Grayslake, IL

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Special Needs
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

          My 4 year old and I could not wait to play this game! The game arrived with all of the game pieces easily separated and fully put together so no assembly was required. The directions were easy to follow and didn't take long to learn, especially if you're familiar with other games by this company, as this one works in a very similar way. The most important information that I needed was what the "special" spaces on the spinner meant. I actually found that for my younger child it was actually better to ignore those spaces and to have my child spin again. This makes this game very versatile for kids of all ages. This game is great for learning shapes, improving fine motor skills, and practicing turn taking. The overall product design is engaging and my child really liked the cat tweezers, although she did need help manipulating them a few times, great fine motor skill practice.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Colorful, fun, and quality construction

          By Hanson Zoo

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

            My 3.5 and 5.5 year olds played this game happily. Its colorful, solid construction will no doubt hold up to the tons of not-so-gentle play. The concept of finding matching shapes mixes in fun food choices, making learning fun. The added element of a pincher to pick up the pieces would be great for fine motor skills, but my kids gave up on it quickly and just used their hands. All in all, a fun game for all ages really.

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            • No

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            4.0

            fun and educational

            By J Shin

            from Mission Viejo, CA

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • lack of instruction

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

            My 6 and 4 year old really enjoyed this game. While it was a good shape recognition for my 4 year old, my 6 year old had a blast with the game itself, being able to steal items from another player and anticipating who was going to win. It lost one star due to the lack of instruction when a player has a shape that's already on their plate and the spinner lands on the same shape. We just made up our own rules for that but wish there was something already established. Also, the cat grabber was fun for the first round, but it quickly became clear that it was just easier to pick up the pieces with our hands and not bother with the tool. overall, my kids thought it was a really fun game!

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            Your child will love this!

            By Kat

            from Round Lake Beach, IL

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Older Children
            • Special Needs
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

            Your child will LOVE this game! It's super cute and engaging. This has become one of my children's favorite games.

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Great for 3-5 year olds

            By J McB

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

                My 3.5 and 5 year old enjoyed playing this game. They enjoyed thinking of some of their favorite foods in terms of shapes. My 3 year old caught on pretty quickly understanding that there was a max per category and she only could fill one spot per category.
                She did have some trouble at first using the cat but quickly adjusted and was able to use it fine for the most part.
                The directions are clear and the kids enjoyed playing game after game. I enjoyed seeing how it reinforced the concepts I am working on with my 3 year old with organizing, shape recognition and grouping. Though my 5 year old knew all the shapes, groups etc he enjoyed the look of the game and the character given to the cat.

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                4.0

                Cute game

                By o's mama

                from trevor, wi

                About Me Working Parent

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

                  Good teaching game.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A definite family game night hit!!

                  By MichelleS

                  from Vernon Hills IL

                  About Me Stay At Home Parent

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

                    Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game is a wonderful addition to our family game collection. We are definitely a "game" family and we are fairly picky about them. This game teaches shapes and age appropriate social skills (such as taking turns, losing turns, "stealing" food from another player, and having a greedy guest steal your food). The game comes with cute little Frankie as your tongs to pick the matching shape food for your meal, ie triangles may be a piece of pizza, circles may be a slice of tomato. The game is over once you have collected your five course meal. This is a fun, quick game our 5 year old loves. He also enjoys playing it on his own to see how fast he can "fill" his plate!

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                    5.0

                    Loved this game for shapes, language and even fine motor

                    By Sarah/slp

                    from Grayslake, IL

                    About Me First Time Parent

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor

                      Comments about Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game™:

                      I have seen the squirrel game at stores and found this one for shapes. My 4 1/2 year old and I loved playing with it. What I like as a mom, was that the game pieces already had the bases inserted. nothing worse than your child ready to play a game and it takes 10 minutes to assemble. As a therapists, I liked the language around the food pieces and my daughter enjoyed taking one of my pieces or seeing a "bug" in my food and I had to put one back. It's also a great fine-motor activity, as the cat requires child to pinch like tongs to pick up the cards. very fun, will check out the others like this in the series for sure!!

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                      • Yes

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