Elefun & Friends Hungry Hungry Hippos

Brand: Hasbro Gaming
Type: Action Board Games
Age Range: 4+
Max Number of Players: 4
Power Needed: N/A
Difficulty Level: Easy
Game Length: Short 1-10 Minutes

Contents:

  • 4 Hippo Heads
  • 4 Hippo Bodies
  • 4 Marble Launchers and Guides
  • 20 Plastic Marbles
  • Label Sheet and Instructions

DESCRIPTION: Hungry Hungry Hippos (or Hungry Hippos in some UK editions) is a tabletop game made for 2–4 players, produced by Hasbro. The idea for the game was published in 1967 by toy inventor Fred Kroll and it was introduced in 1978. The objective of the game is for each player to collect as many marbles as possible with their ‘hippo’ (a toy hippo model). The game board is surrounded by four mechanical, colourful, plastic hippopotamuses operated by levers on their backs. When the lever is pressed, the hippo opens its mouth and extends its head forwards on a telescopic neck. When the lever is released, the head comes down and retracts. Coloured plastic marbles are dispensed into the board by each player, and the players repeatedly press the lever on their hippo in order to have it “eat” the marbles, which travel down from under the hippo into a small scoring area for each player. Once all marbles have been captured, the player who has collected the most is the winner.