Best forKids ages 3 and up
Top BenefitsDevelops hand-eye coordination, teaches strategy, encourages patience, easy to set up and play
ConsiderationsPieces may be easy to lose
Bottom lineRequiring patience and focus, Timber Tumble is an entertaining game that can be played by 1 to 4 people and helps kids develop hand-eye coordination and strategy skills.
Your kid will be a busy little beaver trying to keep up with this game! The object of the Timber Tumble game is to remove as many tree stumps as possible from the dam without toppling the beaver perched on top—kind of like an animal version of Jenga. Perfectly-sized for little hands, kids can easily stack the wooden U-shaped holder with cylindrical wood blocks of various sizes to set up the game, and then players push out the cylinders with a stick. While playing time tends to be short, we love that this game not only helps kids develop hand-eye coordination, but also encourages patience and concentration and teaches strategy, too. And while it can be played by up to four people, this game can also be used by your tot independently or for open-ended block play—that’s a win in our books.
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