Koala Capers™ Game

Koala Capers™ Game

Item # 1732
Ages 3+
$14.99
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The Big Idea

The Koala family wants to travel the world, but first they’ve got to get dressed! Help them find a few outfits in this fun, matching game, but watch out for the underwear dice roll. It just might put a wrinkle in your plans! Collect five outfits first, and you win! Includes bonus memory game.

Shhh...They're Learning!
  • Builds pattern recognition and observation skills
  • Promotes good sportsmanship and social skills
Cut to the Chase
  • Includes 4 Koala cards, 20 outfit cards, 1 jumbo outfit die, and 1 jumbo pattern die
  • For 2-4 players
  • Features advanced memory game play option
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award (2015)
  • SNAP (Special Needs) Award (2015)
1. Give each player a koala card and place all the outfit cards face-up.
2. Take turns rolling both jumbo dice to find a pattern match.
3. Place the matching outfit on your koala. Collect 5 outfits first and you win!
4. Watch out for the underwear or you’ll lose all your outfits!
Nitty Gritty:
  • Multilingual package and instructions in English, Spanish, French, and German
  • 4 Koala cards
  • 20 Outfit cards
  • 1 Jumbo outfit die
  • 1 Jumbo pattern die

 

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Koala Capers Game

Inventor: Kim Vandenbroucke

When Kim isn't inventing games for her company Brainy Chick, Inc., she’s busy getting her passport filled with stamps from all over the world! We've set Koala Capers in one of her favorite walkabouts and where she studied as an exchange student in college.

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Educational InsightsKoala Capers™ Game
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (23)
  • Lots of fun (23)
  • Engaging (21)
  • Interactive (16)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (23)
  • Entertainment (19)
  • Indoor (18)
  • Travel (14)
  • Special needs (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (14), Education oriented (13), First time parent (6), Stay at home parent (6), Working parent (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (9)

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5.0

Excellent game for preschoolers!

By Mom of Three

from Barrington, IL

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

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Entertainment
  • Indoor
  • Travel
  • Young Children

Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

We absolutely love this game. It is one of the few games that is both simple and engaging enough for my 3-year-old to play from start to finish. It is compact and easy to take along on trips which is convenient. It's a great game to teach patterns/colors to young children. The only downside is that the cards can easily get bent if you have a rough crowd of boys like we do.

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5.0

Such a simple, but fun way to practice patterns

By Cathy

from Palatine, IL

About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

    My 3 year old daughter LOVES this game. She was able to pick up the game after one explanation. A huge plus of the game is that my preschool daughter who doesn't know how to read can play the game successfully. She has been able to teach her older brother how to play the game. Our favorite way to play is the original game, but I love how Educational Insights added a 2nd version to the game. This gives the game a new twist after your child has played it for a long time. The game has colorful outfits with no two outfits/backgrounds that are similar. Another huge plus for the game is how small and compact it is. The box is about tall as a chapter book, so it is easy to carry from place to place. I can see us taking it on the go and playing it outside of the home or even on vacation. If you are looking for a game to play with your preschool child, this is the perfect game to play with them.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love it!!!

    By Kat

    from Round Lake Beach

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • This Game Is Wonderful S

        Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

        Wonderful!!! My kids love it and we can't stop playing it!

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        • No

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        4.0

        The kids loved it!

        By Nicki

        from Altadena, CA

        About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Special Needs
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

          I brought it camping so that the kids could play and they loved it! They thought it was funny that the koalas started in their underwear and then that they got to roll the dice to dress them! My daughter also enjoyed playing with it by herself... Overall, it was fun!

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          • No

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          5.0

          A simple but fun learning game!

          By JMommy

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

            We love this game! It is such a great way for my daughter to practice her matching and pattern skills. We love that it is simple and there are so many different ways to play it! It's the perfect game for family game night!

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            5.0

            "Tons of laughs"

            By Periwinkle Preschool :-)

            from Lacey, Washington

            About Me Education Oriented, Preschool Teacher

            Pros

            • Children Want To Play
            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

              Our preschool just received Koala Capers, and all ready it is a favorite. Everyone quickly learned the concept of the game, and was able to explain the rules to their friends. This is a great game to help support matching skills, creating patterns, stacking, color recognition, and understanding symbols. My student's favorite part was rolling the dice and getting the underwear symbol. This meant that their koalas had to put their clothes away and start over in their underwear. This game created tons of laughs in the classroom and I know it will continue too, all while learning as a cooperative group. Thank you Educational Insight for this fantastic game!

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              All giggles

              By Mom of three

              from Illinois

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

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

                My 3 kids LOVED this game. I really liked it too! I normally worry about liking kids games because I have to play with them. Koala Capers is a game easy enough for my 3, 5, and 6 year old to play on their own but it also keeps them engaged and interested. My oldest loves explaining and helping my youngest with what pattern and what type of clothing to look for. They all love the colorful, fun outfits and I hear giggles from them the whole time they play this game. I love that this game helps them connect shapes and patterns in a fun and cute way! I would recommend this to anyone with young children.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A very cute game - great for siblings!

                By trish

                from Torrance, CA

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

                  This is a great game that my 6 and 3 year old can play together when I need to get a little work done at home. It's also well designed and they have cute conversations about the different outfits while playing the game!

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                  4.0

                  Fun and Easy Game

                  By WImom

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                  Pros

                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

                    This is such a cute game! My kids (4 and 6 year-old's) loved the little koalas in their underwear. The outfits are diverse and fun, although I think there was a missed opportunity to provide some background information about the outfits. I didn't realize until later that the premise of the game was choosing outfits for a trip; the game is fun regardless, but the connection wasn't very clear. My children thought that the underwear roll was hilarious, and if there were no outfits left with the corresponding pattern, the next player took her/his turn. Both the underwear roll and missing pattern made the game more challenging and fun. As for packaging, I love how small the box is and how the koalas and outfits all stack up so nicely - it will be easy to take these on trips. I am curious, though, how well the koala heads will hold up over time; it didn't seem super sturdy. Overall, a very enjoyable game!

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Where in the world is the koala?

                    By Lois

                    from Hoffman Estates, Il

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

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Travel
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Educational Insights Koala Capers™ Game:

                      I received this game along with Raccoon Rumpus and I cannot get enough! There are so many reasons why I love this game.

                      1. It's simple. The age range says 3+ but my son who is almost 3 understands the game and can play and have fun along with the family. It's simple enough that you can help even younger children play and be a part of the fun. The concept is so simple that it sure makes yourself wonder why you haven't thought of something so clever (but that's what Educational Insight is so good at doing!).
                      2. You can differentiate the game to really hit any child's level of understanding. I played with a group of children ranging from almost 2 to 4 and I just differentiated the game to fit each child's needs to be fun, yet educational. The younger kids would roll the dice and then I would tell them what to pick up and give them 2 different options to choose from, the older kids would roll the dice and recite what they were looking for and find the outfits on their own.
                      3. Though the game is simple, there are 2 different games you can play (plus you can get creative and make up your own game). The memory game is a fun game that can last a solid 30 minutes which I feel is a very long time to have your children engaged in one activity, but that's how much fun it is! The children loved the memory game and it was challenging but not too difficult that the kids gave up.

                      Unlike the Raccoon Rumpus (where the raccoon has a different occupation) the Koalas are located in a different part of the world. Personally I liked the occupation cards a bit better for my age group that I had since it was a bit more difficult to explain parts of the world but at least it opens up a door to educate them and get out a map and learn something new.

                      Love the game and will absolutely recommend it to my friends, and even buy a few for gifts :)

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                      • Yes

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