Thursday, August 9, 2012

Education Outdoors: Snipe Hunt Game Review

Our family loves being outdoors!  This summer has been especially hot, but we still like to spend our evenings in our back yard.  Well Education Outdoors has created a super fun game for families entitled Snipe Hunt and my family and I have had lots of fun playing it!  It's great fun to play indoors or outdoors.  (We've been known to play it inside since it's been sweltering hot outside most days!)  The object of the game is to hide the two snipes (Smartin and Biela)  Each player or team hides theirs and then the other team tries to find the opposite snipe and return it to the snipe nest after finding it.  The first player or team back to the nest wins!  We really like that the snipes start to chirp after a few minutes which helps us to find them!  My kids are 8 and 4 and played this game well together.  Sam even beat Bella a few times.  They are both very creative a hiding their snipes!  This is a super fun game and I'd recommend it to all families for a fun indoor/outdoor game!

Game Description:

A tradition passed down through the generations, the Snipe Hunt originated as a tall tale told by parents and teens to younger children. Inexperienced campers are told about a bird or animal called the Snipe and the usually preposterous method of catching it, such as running around the woods carrying a bag or making strange noises such as banging rocks together. As children set off in search of the Snipe, their elders take in the antics and try to contain their laughter.

A twist on this fruitless quest, Snipe Hunt is an indoor or outdoor game of hide-and-seek where players try to be the first to find their opponent’s Snipe and return it to its nest. To play, the teams choose an area that will be the Snipe nest and two areas to hide their Snipes.

Each team turns their Snipe on and disappears to find the best hiding place for them. In five minutes the Snipes will begin chirping and their eyes will start flashing red so teams must hurry to get back to the nest before they giveaway the direction their Snipe is hiding. Once both Snipes are hidden, the hunt begins! The first team to return their opponents Snipe to the nest is the winner.


You can purchase Snipe Hunt at Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Books a Million stores and specialty retailers nationwide or you can purchase it online at Education Outdoors for $24.99

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