Frankie's Food Truck FiascoFrankie's Food Truck Fiasco

Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco

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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!
Product name:Frankie's Food Truck FiascoDimensions:11" H × 2" W × 12.4" LShipping weight:1.45 lbs.UPC:086002034144

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 10

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Teaches Matching Shapes A cute and colorful game that teaches shapes and matching. I found the Frankie Squeezer a little bulky for my 3 1/2 year old grandson's hands although he didn't mind using his other hand to help pick up the pieces. He loved landing on the banana peel "splat!" and losing a turn because he thought it was so funny! Although playing the game with just two of us didn't take long, he wanted to play it again and again
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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!
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 year old grandson loves it 4 year old Grandson loves it
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We LOVED this 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.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colorful, fun, and quality construction 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.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun and educational 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!
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your child will love this! Your child will LOVE this game! It's super cute and engaging. This has become one of my children's favorite games.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for 3-5 year olds 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.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute game Good teaching game.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite family game night hit!! 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!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this game for shapes, language and even fine motor 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!!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended! Great board game for little kids!! This is a really fun game for little kids. Our 4-year old twins just love it and we have been playing it at least once a day since we got it last week. It educational, entertaining, and very engaging. Our kids are learning about shapes since they have to match the different foods to the spin wheel. We also have the Sneaky-Snacky-Squirrel game which our kids love. If you are not a big fan of electronic devices, I would highly recommend getting this game as you can entertain and educate your kids at the same time.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun & educational board game my son was never really exposed to any type of board games before but when we played the game it was easy & fun to play! it's a perfect board game to introduce to your toddler. I especially liked how they had various colorful game pieces & different shapes, he absolutely enjoyed it.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun, cute way to learn shapes! My 5.5 year old daughter and 3.5 year old son immediately took interest in this game. There was instant familiarity in the design of this game to the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game we've played countless times, but what really got them excited were the game piece options - yummy treats! The game pieces are nicely designed and is easy to play and follow. Finding and matching the shapes with the food options is a good way to learn/reinforce their knowledge of shapes. My daughter particularly couldn't wait for her turn to get the food item she was eyeing. Love this product!
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun game This game is colorful with cute characters, which really appealed to all of my kids. If your child knows his or her shapes or is learning them, it really is a fun way to get them to practice. The directions say the game is for kids four and older. This could be fine for most four-year-olds, but some games can run long for younger players (our longest game was 12 minutes) depending on how the spins go. My own four-year-old didn't have the attention span to actually finish a full game. My six and eight year olds loved it. The only other downside for the younger players is that the cute kitty cat "grabber" is difficult to use, especially for kids who don't have great fine motor skills.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent game for shape recognition and fine motor skills My 4-year-old son really enjoyed the game. His attention span usually dissipates after 5-10 minutes with board games, but he played the game twice in a row. I love that the game incorporates the reinforcement of shapes and fine motor control. It is visually appealing and the game pieces are sturdy. It is the perfect game for my son to play with his older sister. I definitely recommend.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and fun! My four year old loves this game. It's very durable, and shows no signs of wear after lots of use. The concept is hard enough to be interesting, but easy enough that my daughter could explain it to friends and family so they could join in.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! I am a kindergarten teacher always looking for fun, educational games that 5 and 6 year olds can play. I allowed the entire class (at different times and in small groups) to have a chance to play with this game. After taking notes and observing them, I see how adorable this game is and how feasible it is for this age range to play. The main objective is simple, to be the first to fill your plate. Students were able to use their mini motor skills by maneuvering the spinning wheel and the food pieces with Frankie. My students definitely felt special getting the opportunity to play this new game and I know they loved it because they all keep asking me to have more time to play it! And I truly love it because it allows for the students to build relationships as well as become more familiar with shapes... so important for this age! I would definitely recommend this game to anyone looking for an innovative, educational game.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Toddler Game My 4 year old son loved playing with this game the first couple times but then afterwards he lost interest in it. I don't really see the benefits of teaching math skills besides matching of shapes. My 2 year old was able to play this game as well and like spinning the spinner and using the cat to pick up the little food items. The directions were pretty vague. It didn't explain if you already had a circle item on your playing card and you got another one, do you keep adding onto your playing card or skip your turn? Also, I like how the game is colorful but I wish maybe the pieces were laminated or a little more durable. One spill of water or juice and the cardboard games pieces are ruined.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My three year old loves this! My three year old loves Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco. Like the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel game, it is durable and visually appealing. I love how the box serves as part of the game. This game has multiple educational purposes embedded in it. Children learn geometric shapes, how to take turns, how to use a spinner, and practice fine motor skills with the squeezer. This is also a game that my 10 year old doesn't mind playing with his sister, as it involves chance thanks to the spinner. I would recommend this game for 3 year olds as a learning device, but it is definitely enjoyable for the whole family to play together!
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational and fun When I first opened this game, I wasn't sure if my 5.5yo son would enjoy playing it as he had learned about shapes couple years ago. To my surprise, he genuinely loves it! I think it's great how the shapes are made into treats/desserts. My son could easily relate to it and he loves deciding which one to pick. He found the "pesky flies" and "greedy guests" especially funny. After playing four consecutive together, I had to ask for a break! I'm glad this game is fun and educational!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family fun game We received this game as a trial from the company and have really enjoyed playing it as a family. Think "Hi Ho Cherry-o" type of game. Sparked fun conversations about favorite foods and shapes of foods. My 3,6, and 7 year olds sit down to play it on their own without any encouragement on my part...which is a great sign! Well made too. I wouldn't call it a math game (unless your 5 year old is struggling with basic shapes concepts), but life isn't always about learning...sometimes just have fun!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bold & cheery food shape math inspired game Super fun and age appropriately challenging game of shape recognition. My preschooler and kindergartener enjoyed spinning for their turn to use the sturdily crafted Frankie cat to pincer grasp a food shape card of their choice. With a few other options besides outright picking up a single food shape - such as a couple multiple shape choices, stealing a food shape card from another, and the lose-a-turn - the game lasts about 20 minutes with 4 players (max players total). It is illustrated with bold and cheery designs, and is well constructed so as to sustain a good amount of wear (by little hands!). I highly recommend this neat math inspired game :)
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short and Sweet My four year old son really enjoyed playing this game. It was easy to understand and he liked picking up the different yummy foods. I would say the one drawback is that it didn't take very long before the game was over. A bigger board to fill up would have been nice. I can't see a child over four years old being entertained for long with this game.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frankie's Fantastic Fun! My four-year-old, seven-year-old, and I first played this game together. We were able to open, set-up, and understand the expectations of the game within minutes. My youngest was actively engaged for twenty minutes and my oldest was asking if we could play this game again after we had just begun. I will be recommending "Frankie" to my speech and occupational therapist colleagues for it's educational benefits.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good group learning fun for the whole family My family enjoys playing this game while unwinding in the evening. It's entertaining and educates my son on the food groups at the same time. He enjoys the interactive cat tongs! This game definitely has the ability to be played multiple times.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun with Frankie's food truck Fiasco Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco is the perfect game for younger children learning shapes. The point of the game is to fill your plate with a five course meal and you achieve this by spinning a spinner which they they need to find the corresponding shape and follow the directions. Frankie's food truck helps build skills for shape recognition , following directions, taking turns , becoming a team player and focusing on the task at hand. My daughters absolutely adored the bright colours and the fun theme of the game. As always with Educational Insights the game is amazing quality and family friendly. A must buy for early learners.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute game to teach early math recognition (shapes) This game is very simple, sturdy, and easy to follow and teach. This is a great way to teach shape recognition and have your kids match the shapes to the foods that look like them. The point of the game is to fill your plate up by spinning the wheel, and matching the shapes to the foods that looks like them. I played this game with my 3 and 5-year old. I thought this game was too simple for my 5-year and my 3-year old had a hard time picking up the pieces when using "Frankie." Overall, a very cute concept, yet educational.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Preschoolers Can Learn Shapes & Problem Solving Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game is a game for ages 4 and up where kids get to match shapes and problem solve to fill their 5-course meal. There is no reading required. Kids just spin a spinner and then use a silly giant cat tweezer to pick a food item card that matches the shape from the spinner. Kids have to complete their meal card which is where problem solving comes in. The food items on the cards are silly like a square block of cheese or watermelon triangle slice. There are 20 food items to choose from so a nice variety for playing the game more than once, because yes your kids will want to play more than once. There is a even a spot on the spinner to steal a piece from another player, which I like because it teaches kids that games may have challenges. The cat tweezers also teach dexterity for kids which is another great bonus. The game can be played pretty quickly too. I received this product to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.
Date published: 2015-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Addition to this Series of Preschool Games I love that this entire series of games has similar rules. So my kids can pick the game off the shelf and play it together without me if they want to. They are 3&5. It's great for fine motor skills and recognizing shapes. They know and love all of the other similar games, Frida's Fruit, Shelby's Snack Shack, Sneaky Snacky Squirrel and Frankie's Food Truck is no exception. I always recommend these games to my friends when they are looking for suggestions.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frankie's Food Truck This game is super cute and easy for younger children to follow and understand. The object of the game is to be the first to fill your plate. You do this by spinning the wheel. When you land on a certain shape, you get to pick a food that is the same shape. For example, a circle would get you an orange or a triangle a slice of pizza. There are also a few spaces that cause you to steal a piece from another player or to have to place one back on the board. To make it even more fun, you have to pick up your pieces with Frankie, the cute little cat. My younger children are three and five and they really loved this game. In addition to providing hours of entertainment, it's also helping familiarize them with their shapes. I would recommend this game to anyone.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun game! My kids love playing this game. It's really neat that the game teaches spatial reasoning so it has the math component. When my kids match the shapes with the shape of the food, they are learning more about shapes. As a teacher, I appreciate games that have that integral, educational component. I received a free item to help inform my writing, but this didn't influence my opinion.
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lets Learn Some Shapes! My kids love playing games! It's so fun seeing them at 7 and 5 being able to read the directions and play games together without needing any help from the grown-ups! At a recent family gathering we brought one of the latest from Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game for the kids to play with their cousins. As soon as they opened the box my daughter said it reminded her of the Floppy's Happy Hunt Game we got for Easter and it is similar in many ways. I think the thing my daughter noticed most was the main game piece tiger cat Frankie was similar to the bunny piece. The game is designed for ages 4+ and 2 - 4 players can play. The game is simple. Spin the spinner to place an order at Frankie's food truck. Look for a food that matches the same shape which is a great beginners math skill. Look out for flies and greedy guests though! The first person to complete their meal with all five courses wins! My kids and their cousins played this for hours! Sometimes there were two and sometimes there were four but the kids were entertained for hours! I like that it teaches math skills, thinking skills and even works on the fine motor skills of the little ones when holding Frankie and pinching the cards. It doesn't hurt that my kids love it and it keeps them occupied for hours! Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco game has been a big hit in our house. Educational Insights does it again!
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turn taking fun The game is simple enough that my 7 year old son and twin 5 year old daughters can play on their own. You can work on multiple concepts with this toy. Counting, shapes, type of food and so on. I love the board game concepts this company produces.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! This game is great! My first grader taught my preschooler how to play without any intervention from me.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great prek game for family game night Frankies Food Truck Fiasco is a great game for young children. I love that the game is put together from the beginning and I don't have to put the holders on all the pieces. I also like how the box is part of the game so it doesn't get left on the floor, sat in, used as a slide, etc. Oh. Maybe that's just MY kids :). The pieces are super sturdy cardboard and while they would not stand up to a drooling baby, they withstood the two year old rather well, who loved to spin the wheel and use the cat tweezers to pick up my pieces for me. It's great for shape recognition, learning the rules of how to play games and find motor skills. My 2 & 4 year old loved it and even the 7 year old enjoyed playing with the rest of us! I would totally recommend this to anyone with a 3 or 4 year old. High quality and tons of fun. The tweezers make it fun even when shapes are mastered because there is another element to it. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Strategy Game All three of my kids (ages 3, 6 and 9) enjoyed playing this game. The 9 year old can lead the game for the younger ones. Great fun game for learning shapes and beginning strategies. I like the fact that even though it is for little ones but there is a built in strategy element, not commonly found in toys/games for young children. Highly recommended for families with young kids.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Endless fun for hours This game can keep children entertained for hours. I love the fact that is appeals to all children- both boys and girls. Its portable as the game board is part of the box, and the pieces come already set up for you. The rules are simple, and children can play with it independently once the rules are explained to the child. Since there are countless ways to win, each time you play it is like playing a brand new game. I also tested this game in my classroom and it was a hit! The students loved it and I had all of the parents asking where I got the game. There are also so many educational aspects to this game it makes it the perfect toy!
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to Learn About Shapes During Family Game Night I was sent this toy to review. I love this game as a great family activity for younger children to middle school children. It goes beyond your basic shapes and also introduces kids to shapes like hearts, stars, and crescent moons. This is also a non-reading game that is a quick and fun way to get in some family game night fun. The game pieces are pretty self contained in the box lid. The pieces stay there until a player picks them. Each player gets a place mat with 5 different spots. Players use a spinner to collect each of the 5 pieces they need. The first player to fill their place mat wins.Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game pieces, place mats, and the spinner are made of a durable cardboard. They can be wiped clean. No batteries are required. With multiple shapes and spinner choices, Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game provides kids with chances to learn about shapes as well as taking turns. The Frankie Squeezer helps kids practice pre-writing skills by using it to pick up pieces as they are moved from the box lid to place mats.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great game! I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I have used this game with many kids between ages of 5 to 10. They all pretty much love it. The rules are pretty simple and easy to understand and the tongs are a fun way to incorporate working on fine motor skills, visual motor skills. its a great idea. I have already had parents ask where this toy is from as they would like to purchase as a gift.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great little game! My kids received this game yesterday, and we've already played it at least 8 times. They both love it! It is definitely more for a preschool age, as the shape matching and game play is very simple, but my almost 6 year old daughter enjoys playing it as well. It's a quicker game, which is good for holding the attention of my 2.5 year old son, and is easy enough that he understands how to play with just a little prompting. They both get a kick out of the different foods to choose from. The pieces come pre-assembled and everything is very sturdy. The artwork is colorful and fun, and my son loves playing with the Frankie cat tweezer too.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun for the little ones! This game is great for younger kids, but would be boring for kids much older than 5 or so I think. My little ones are 2 & 4 & they love it. It is colorful & fun, they like Frankie & finding the shapes. Of course, they will need my help for a while since they can't read what the directions for the spinner are. It seems like a durable game that should last us a while. My only question is what do you do if you get a shape you already have? We just did it as lose a turn or have multiple pieces since we weren't sure.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun game that kept my kids entertained and focused My kids (4 & 6 yrs. old) had fun playing this game and laughed a lot. They usually try to cheat at games, but they didn't with this game. They were really focused on picking out the "fun" food that matched the shape that they spun. My 4 year old already has shape recognition and matching skills, which this game teaches, so I questioned why the game is for kids 4+ and not 3+. The box says it develops beginning math skills, but the included cat squeezer also helps with writing skills because it helps develop the proper pencil grip. This was definitely a benefit for my 4-year old! I also liked that the game reinforced taking turns.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My girls had so much fun with this game! I have 2 girls ages 6.5 and 3.5 who both absolutely love this game. I love that it teaches my younger one her shapes, sharing and with the little cat it helps her to use her hand, eye coordination. My older daughter just loved playing this game and seeing all of the yummy food! My girls played this several times with Mom and Dad and then also on their own and never got bored of it. In fact they want to play it again tomorrow! It's perfect for ages 3 and up (maybe with some help) My 3.5 year old was able to play it with her sister without much help from me. I would suggest this to anyone! I received this game from Educational Insights for this review, all opinions are my own.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Fun Simple easy fun for the whole family. Love all of Educational Insights games!
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Learning Game My little guy loves family game night with us. He still has not quite got a hold of some of the older games which makes it hard. We normally have to play the bigger kid games and make up new rules for him so he can understand. With Frankie's Food truck game he picked it up right away. Not only did he play it the way he was meant to but he had a blast playing it. He loves the shape cards and the cat he gets to use to pick up his piece. This is a fantastic learning game for any little one in your family. The whole family had a blast playing. I was given This product to review in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Learning Game I was pleased when I opened the box ... the game was easy to set up and the food pieces came already attached to their stands. These features were much appreciated as my kids wanted to play as soon as they saw the box. I also enjoyed the sturdy construction of the food pieces, spinner, place mats and the Frankie piece picker upper! My children enjoyed spinning the wheel to find out what shape to hunt for in the box. This game worked well for my 3 1/2 and 5 3/4 year olds; they were able to follow the instructions and did not need much guidance.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun game for 3 and up We received Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game as a gift and it is a hit! We have 3 kids ages 4.5 and 3 yr old twins. They all understand the concept of using the placemat cards, spinning the wheel and selecting a shape. But sometimes they want a particular shape, or want to land on the "looks delicious" spot so they can steal a food from a friend. It's a great learning game about shapes, sharing, taking turns, and that sometimes someone can take a piece away and it's ok. I'm sure after a few more rounds I will be able to take out the game and let them have fun on their own. The rules are nice and simple. Allows for friendly competition.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Shape Learning Game for Preschool/Pre-K! I received the Frankie's Food Truck game free for review. All opinions are my own. This game is really great for preschool and pre-k kids to learn about their shapes! My 3 and 5 year old children were able to quickly pick up on the rules of the game and play with ease. They really loved the cat grabber and that the shapes were all food items. Then enjoyed being able to "steal" from another player. As a parent, I love that this game has very sturdy pieces and easy rules. It is really helpful that it uses something familiar like food to teach and reinforce shapes. The spinner is perfect for little hands and spins with ease unlike other games we own. I also love the same of the box and it's sturdiness. So many times, we find that our game boxes are flimsy and break almost immediately. This one is really thick and sturdy so it should hold up for a long time! I highly recommend this game as a gift for any little one 3-6 years of age. It can be fun for older ones/parents/caregivers to play with little ones as well!
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a good buy This is a great game. The colors and the game pieces are colorful and sturdy. The kids I work with all mentioned how it reminded them of another game, they like, The Sneaky Squirrel game. As a speech therapist this game works on the following areas, receptive and expressive language. The children are engaged with the game. It can be used in many different ways. IT can be used with children two years and older, even 10 year olds.I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practicing fine motor skills can be fun Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game is a simple but entertaining game. It not only helps them to learn how to recognize basic shapes in food items, but it also helps them develop fine motor skills. My 5 year old knows her basic shapes but struggles with her hand-eye coordination. This game allowed her to practice her fine motor skills while having some fun so if you ask me it was a win-win situation.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Competitive Game This is a great game to develop visual, cognitive, and fine motor skills! Very fun and engaging!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frankie's Shows Shapes in Real Objects! This is a simple game with easy to follow direction. It is good for those PreK children whose attention spans are short. The game pieces are both colorful and durable. Using Frankie to pick up the food tiles and move them around builds muscles required for fine motor skills. I especially liked that the tiles showed children how to see shapes in real world objects. I am an Educational Insights dealer in Altoona, PA. I took this game to game nights at two elementary schools where it was well received. I had several sad children when they found out that I did not have it stocked to sell. I hope to have it in my store soon so that I can turn those frowns upside down!!
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning made fun at its best My kids love playing games so when they saw this they couldn't wait to get it open and try it out. They know most of their shapes so it was a lot of fun for them and they were able to play through a game pretty fast - it kept them busy and they didn't get frustrated. My kids are 3 & 5 and they have a great time with it. Not only fun but educational and a great way too help kids keep up on their shapes and other math skills. Disclaimer: I received product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made, Fun Game There is just something so fun about children's games that incorporate food. My kids recently received this game and they have been loving every ounce of it! We have been playing as a family which has allowed us to bond and connect. This point of this game is to be the first to deliver a five course meal. While playing kids learn more about math and shapes. They also learn that sometimes things don't always go as planned. We loved playing this because the little Frankie Clip piece is fun for kids to squeeze. I found the game to be fun, engaging and very sturdy and well made.
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun game for young kids! Cute game with quality pieces that will withstand play. This game is easy to set up and directions are clear and straightforward. Players needs to spin and select a food item that matches the shape they land on.The first player to find all of the items on their placemat card wins. Players can also lose a turn, steal a dish from another player or return a dish depending on what they spin. My son squealed with delight whenever he landed on the "That looks delicious!" space allowing him to steal a piece from his sister. The game requires kids to recognize shapes and use their fine motor skills to pick up pieces using Frankie the Cat. All of the game pieces are made of sturdy cardboard or plastic and the colors are bright and vibrant. This game is fun to play and would make a great gift.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for Shape Recognition! Great for shape recognition! My kids loved playing this game! It was easy to understand and the concept was easily learned by the kids as we played.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Game Great fun game for learning shapes and beginning strategies. I like the fact that even though it is for little ones but there is a built in strategy element, not commonly found in toys/games for young children. Highly recommended for families with young kids.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Fun! WE had a ball playing this game, it will keep them busy for hours.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must buy! This is a great game for our 5 year old son. It was so easy for him to understand right from the start. It is a great game to develop fine motor skills, which is one of my son's weaknesses. I love having learning games in our collection and the Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco game is just that. This game teaches math, shapes and fine motor skills. This game is great to play before bedtime or while waiting for dinner to be done. It is a fast paced game, so it keeps my son's short attention span so you can play over and over again. My son loves when he spins the Squirrel and gets to steal a plate, he just thinks it is the funniest thing. I love to hear him giggle. That is the best part of this game, to see the happiness and excitement in my son. That makes this worth every penny.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps my girls entertained I received Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game for review purposes. My girls are 4 and 6, and they love board games. And I love them because they keep them busy and help them learn at the same time. This is a really fun game that is age appropriate for both girls. It was a great addition to their game cabinet.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Game for Preschoolers I received Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game free for review. All opinions are my own. Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game is a simple beginner math game. It's main focus is recognizing basic shapes in food items. The players sort food onto their board and place it onto the matching shape. Whoever matches all the shapes on their board first wins. My kids are 4 and 6 and had a lot of fun with this game, however it was extremely easy for them. They have already mastered these shapes and can easily recognize them, so for them it was a basic review and then a race to see who could fill their board first. One thing we loved is that this is a fast game. The kids made it through multiple rounds in less than 15 minutes, which means it keeps their attention longer. All of the pieces of the game are sturdy which I appreciate. This game was built to last the younger kids. The spinner is easy to spin and doesn't catch, which makes it easier for my youngest to use. There is also a a Frankie Squeezer which is like a cat shaped tweezers for the kids to use to pick up their game pieces. I liked this because it was another chance for the kids to practice some hand eye coordination and manipulation of a tool to do what they need it to do. Overall I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a great preschool game. It's okay for Kindergarten to First Grade age, but it starts to become extremely easy for them at that point.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun with Learning My grandchildren (2 of the 3) really had a great time playing Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco. There fave use to be Shelby's Snack Shack. I think this game is taking over. The 4 and 6 year old really concentrate on the game and have fun with it. The 4 year old is reinforcing her shapes, as she squeels when she steals food from her brother. It is also good eye hand coordination. He just likes to play because he is interested. They play for about 2 games before totally tuning out and grabbing for other things etc They like playing more if I am playing also like most games.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Playing with your food - so much fun! This game was an instant hit in our house, firstly because my son recognized the box from one of his other favorite games - Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel, but then because it is a delightful game to play. The gameplay is simple and the rules easy to follow. I don't have enough words for how much my five year old enjoys playing this. It hasn't gotten old, and he will play with anyone who will sit with him. He will even play with his two year old brother, who really prefers to pretend to eat the food. You spin the wheel and Frankie helps you pick an item of food for your plate. The first person to fill their plate wins. It can be mani, or it can be a nice calm game. It can help you talk to your kids about a balanced meal, or just be a fun game. This is one of those games that would be great to play with the grandparents on Christmas morning after the crazy has died down. Since the food pieces snap into the plastic clips, you could easily make up pictures of other foods you eat, and use them as game pieces - as long as the shapes correspond to the spinning wheel. Definitely on our list of go to toys for birthday presents!
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun way to learn shapes What a terrific way to teach shapes with this new game. Frankie's is a hit for even kids that are older than the recommended age. Now that they are learning when playing you don't mind playing it over and over. Watch their skills develop and flourish each time they play. Must have for every young child.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Game-play Fun Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game is a great game for ages 4+. This game helps teach shapes, colors and math skills. The first to complete their 5 course meal is the winner. this fun food game helps children to think about each play and to take turns with their opponents. The game is simple for little ones to understand. Spin the spinner, match a food item with the same shape as what your spinner landed on and be the first to complete to 5 course meal. I received this game for review all opinions are 100% my own.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun! We received this item for review. My four year was eager to play and the rules were easy enough to follow! The span of the game also very appropriate. He had minor difficulty operating the squeezer, but with time became a pro! My younger son was able to join us and even add a few pieces to his plate!
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun preschool game This is a good preschool game that helps with learning shapes, taking turns, and good sportsmanship. It's a very simple game, but is suitable for 3-6 year olds (and maybe some 2 year olds). It is a game for 2-4 players. The concept of the game is to spin the spinner, then select a food item that is the same shape that you land on (triangle watermelon slice, square waffle, etc.). You get to pick up the food pieces with Frankie, a plastic cat that acts like a set of tweezers. There are also some "bad" spaces to spin, such as slip on a banana peel and lose a turn, or get a fly in your soup and have to return a food item to the food truck. This helps kids learn how to deal with disappointment and learning that you can still have fun even if things don't go your way. I'd recommend this game to anyone with young kids. I was sent this game in order to review it, but all opinions and experiences stated are mine.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun game for smaller kids This is a fun game where you are basically finding and identifying shapes and using the cute included cat squeezer to grab them up and move them to your placemat. The object of the game is to create a full course meal. It also teaches kids to wait for their turn and to follow directions.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Game for Younger Kids Both my three and four year old was able to play this game. It did take a few tries for them to get the concept but whenever I say the word game, they are always up for a challenge. They were super excited the day that it arrived and they kept asking when game time would be. The best part is this game does not last long so it is not something that will bore them or cause them to lose interest. As an adult, it was not very "wow" for me but my boys loved it so I would recommend it. However, I would say that this game is more suitable for younger children than it is for older ones.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food fun! My kids absolutely love this game and are always eager to play more! They love to play with the pieces of this deliciously-good game by Educational Insights, and this is a great game to add to our collection. This game is also great for both genders.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fun game that my 6 and 7 year old My 6 year and 7 year old boys love playing this game. I love that the pieces are cute and colorful. The pieces are made of durable cardboard so they will last awhile. The cat is plastic and is easy to squeeze to pick up the pieces. It is a game that they understand how to play and it holds their attention. They are able to play this game by themselves too!
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game to Buy for any Child My 6 year old and almost 4 year old LOVE board games. This board game was great! Not only were they having fun but they were learning and didn't even realize it while playing. Really helped reenforce shapes with my preschool child. As well, when having to pick up orders for their food truck using the cat to squeeze to pick up the items helped both of them work on their fine motor skills. This game does not take too long to play, so it keeps everyone's interest. If you have ever played Sneaky Squirrel this is another great board game. Don't know what to get a child? This is a great game for a girl or boy. Family fun all around!
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Way To Teach Shapes We love going to the Food Truck Roundup's in our area so when my son saw that we got a game about food trucks he was excited. My husband and I are working on teaching him shapes so this is a great way to teach creatively. It is much more fun (for all of us) to teach him by playing this game than trying to get him to sit and read a book over and over. This is a great family game night game for us. (Mom, Dad, and two young boys) This is at the same level as Candyland. That game uses colors and this game used shapes. We are glad we added this game to our board game collection!
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational Game- FUN Educational Game that keeps the attention of my 3 and 7 year old. My daughter is very patient with my son as he learns his shapes but this game is starting to be a go to game for them.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids Loved This game! I love this game for my son's, they both need work on their small motor skills, as well as their shapes so Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game was the perfect game to have them play. They had lots of fun while learning.
Date published: 2014-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great educational game! My 3 & 6 year old children are loving this game. It was clear and easy to understand for everyone right from out of the box. The kids love that it is food based. It is great for developing fine motor, math and early reading skills. Although the concept of the game is very easy, there is a lot for children to grasp from it: colors, shapes, sorting, numbers, geomtery, shapes and more. It keeps their attention and interested. Great gift idea with the holidays coming up for a birthday gift.
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for everyone! This game is perfect for your little ones. I love the different shapes and the different lessons the kids learn from this game. Slip on a banana and you lose a turn. Fly in the soup means have to put a piece back and teaching the kids to strategically choose which piece they need from another player is great. It was also great for my 2 year old learning to take turns. This will make a great birthday, holiday or just because gift.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for your preschooler Loved this for our 3 year old. Even the older kids enjoyed it for a little. Perfect to learn shapes and names of shapes and foods.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely a fun addition to our games! My 4 and 2.5 year old's first thing was to sort the food items when they opened the box - their favorite foods and shapes. Love the colorful-ness of the game pieces all the way to the educational conversations (colors, shapes, number of sides, etc.) happening throughout the game as they're engaged and focused on filling their plates and stealing food from each other. It's always a plus to have Frankie (like Sneaky Snacky Squirrel) grab the food items to strengthen their fine motor skills. My 2.5 year old was able to play the game with a little help but he seemed to enjoy playing a matching game on his own afterwards. Definitely a fun addition to our games!
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deliciously fun board game My 5- and almost 3-year-old boys loved this game. They cut their board game teeth on Education Insight's fabulous preschooler games -- Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game and Shelby's Snack Shack Game -- so they immediately took to Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco. My younger's instinctive reaction was to match colors so it was a good mental exercise to get him to look for another characteristic - shape - instead. Things got a tad hairy when the 5-year-old got to mooch a ravioli from his little brother's plate but thankfully there were plenty of other inciting foods to distract him, and two rounds later, he too landed on "greedy guest" and got to steal the ravioli back. Introduce your little ones to the highs and lows, chance and skill, joy and camaraderie that comes with playing board games!
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That looks delicious! VERY CUTE GAME! Our favorite turn is taking food from another player...."THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS!" The only thing that would had made this better was if it encouraged kids to distinguish between healthy and junk while sorting the food.
Date published: 2014-09-03