Snipe Hunt: An Indoor/Outdoor Hide & Seek Game

Snipe Hunt: An Indoor/Outdoor Hide & Seek Game

# 017241

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Item #: 017241
Grades: 1-AD

Product Description:

This "indoor/outdoor hide and seek" game puts a fun twist on the traditional (and maybe not-so-fun) Snipe Hunt. The game consists of two actual Snipes, one green and one red, which reside in a green plastic nest. These cute little pointy-snouted, four-legged creatures are, according to the box, a morph between a Snipe bird and a Pine Martin. Game play is simple and can be enjoyed by two teams or two people. Players initially decide on a general area to hide their Snipes, and a location for the nest as well. Each team will then hide their Snipe and meet back at the nest. Then it's an all-out mad race to find the other team's Snipe! While the idea of locating a 4" animal in say, a yard, sounds challenging, the Snipes help you out. After two and a half minutes away from the nest, the Snipes start to chirp and after five minutes, the eyes light up (a huge help for late games!). The first team to find the opposing team's Snipe and return it to the nest (where it will stop chirping) wins the game. Simple, active, and easy for all ages to play, this is a great game for outdoor parties, or use it indoors when cabin fever strikes! Requires 4 AA batteries, included.

Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
Grade End
Brand Name
Education Outdoors
1.0 (lbs.)
9.5" x 6.81" x 6.5"
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grand son wanted
Jeannie E on Nov 22, 2022
Appears to be a fun child's game
Terrance P on Nov 26, 2018
grand son wanted
Jeannie E on Nov 22, 2022
Looks like a fun family game that will engage everyone and get us moving!
Rachael H on Nov 23, 2020
Appears to be a fun child's game
Terrance P on Nov 26, 2018
Christmas gift for 3 year old son
Jennifer M on Nov 13, 2018
I am hoping that this will be a fun twist on hide-n-seek for my kids.
Janet C on Aug 7, 2018
Looks fun and will get the kids out side to play.
kirby k on Dec 19, 2017
my uncle told me about the old snipe hunt game
Penelope M on Dec 6, 2017
We played this the other night in groups with friends and they loved it! Great game for all ages! So we had to get one for us and for our other friends.
Emily P on Jul 3, 2017
Christmas gift for four year old.
Erin L on Jan 3, 2017
Looks like a fun game, wanted to get it last year and didn't. : )
Nancy M on Nov 26, 2016
to play with my class during recess
Beth H on Nov 25, 2016
My son wants to give it to his siblings for Christmas and had a great time looking through the Christmas catalog you sent out.
Elizabeth P on Nov 25, 2016
My kids asked for this for Christmas. I was a little skeptical at first, asking, "How is this different from any other hide and seek game?" But I'm so glad we purchased this. The kids continue to play with it months after getting it. Basically, everyone hides their "snipe" at the same time. After a certain amount of time, the "snipe" will make a noise to give you a hint as to where it's hidden. If you still haven't found it, its eyes will blink. Sounds simple, but plenty of fun! Happy purchase!
Jenny H on Aug 1, 2016
We played this at church and the kids loved it. I'm ordering it so I can have it at my house. I can see groups of kids- of all ages- really having fun with this during the summer. When you open the box and read the directions it seems like it would be best for grades PreK-6 but if you let the older kids put their own twist on the game it will work for anyone.
Patricia H on Mar 7, 2016
Purchased as a gift for family with young kids. We love it with our 3 and 12 yr old. Makes a great family game for all ages!
Jennifer C on Dec 14, 2015
Might be a fun outdoor game for all ages.
james M on Nov 24, 2015
For family fun! To go with headlamps and walkie talkies.
Jennifer J on Nov 19, 2015
Long winters!
Brenda S on Oct 28, 2015
Looks like a fun family game that will engage everyone and get us moving!
Rachael H on Nov 23, 2020
Christmas gift for 3 year old son
Jennifer M on Nov 13, 2018
4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 4 out of 5
Super fun!
We bought for indoor winter use and have had lots of fun with teams hiding in the house and then racing to see who can find the other teams first and return to the nest.
January 6, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Soooo Fun!
So much fun. I loved the suprise when older folks saw that it
was an actual game and not a prank they pulled on their
October 17, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I totally agree with the other reviewer: this is the best game we have ever played with my 3 year old! First there is something really endearing and cute about the "snipes" (which the box explains is a mythical cross between a bird and a weasal) I think they would be appealing to both boys and girls - although my daughter is particularly cute when she nurtures the chirping snipes (in my unbiased opinion - ha!) Once the snipes are removed from their nest it will take 25 minutes for them to begin chirping 9with increasing urgency) to leave you enough time to hide them and then at 5 minutes away from the next their eyes begin blinking red Although the box says ages 6+ my 3 year old LOVED the challenge of hiding and finding the snipes From an educational standpoint I've seen she's gotten much better with words relating to location (behind over under near) since we've been playing with these But really it's just a ton of fun that I think anyone 3 and up would love My husband and I love it too We run around the house like kids ourselves taking turns being on the baby's team!! I can really see boys loving this too - anyone would! They are irrestible and I feel like a team of sisters and brothers together would have a blast playing with these outside
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
This is the best game we have ever bought! I highly recommend it for all ages Everyone in my family enjoyed this game from grandparents to youngest child The Snipes are cute and small enough to be hidden anywhere and they were ready to be turned on and hidden right out of the box Thankfully the snipes make a beeping noise to help you find them after a little while away from the nest Also if they are away from the nest for too long their eyes flash red and then stay lit up to help you spot them This game encourages creativity in hiding the snipe and critical thinking when having to find the other teams snipe It can be played by as few as 2 people and teams can be as large as you want them to be It is a wonderful indoor activity to encourage smiles and laughter on cold or rainy days We haven't taken our snipes outside yet but I'm sure it would be just as much fun to play outside as inside
January 4, 2013

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