This week was games night at Lara's Beaver scout colony. All of the children had to bring their favourite game to share with others - Lara brought along Greedy Granny and it was a total hit with all of the Beavers. Everyone wanted to have a go, and there were lots of giggles as I could hear them playing with the game from the other side of the hall.
Greedy Granny from Tomy is a challenge to grab one of each biscuit from sleeping Granny's tray as she sleeps. If you happen to be the person who wakes Granny up then the game is over and the person with the most biscuits wins! The game is suitable for three players from about age 4 upwards.
The game is controlled by a spinner which determines whether you can pick a biscuit, put one back on the tray, miss a turn, or steal someone else's biscuit. The spinner also determines how many times you have to tap Granny's armchair and it it this tap that may cause Granny to wake up.
The absolute biggest pull of this game for 6-8 year olds is the fact that when Granny wakes up, her false teeth fall out. This seems to cause hilarity EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! I think Lara also secretly enjoys putting all of the plastic biscuits back into the tray every time...it requires some precision. My only complaint about the game is that once Granny and her chair have been constructed, it is hard to get her back into the box to store away.
You can find Greedy Granny at Smyths Toys, Argos and Amazon for around £15. Find out more about the Greedy Granny game in this video.