The Velveteen Rabbit – Now a Game reviews a game from Winning Moves USA.

The Velveteen Rabbit 1“The Velveteen Rabbit” is a beautifully illustrated and colorful game made and marketed by Winning Moves USA. This newly released game is a fun filled family game, appropriate for all ages, but more geared for younger players. Inspired by Margery Williams in her 1922 classic children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit, the journey begins in the nursery. The game, like the book, becomes a quest for the cherished stuffed rabbit, and along the way several magical and playful adventures are encountered. The game is suggested for 2-4 players and requires no reading skills, only a player’s imagination.

The game includes a very sturdy bi-fold game board, an oversized spinner (which can be used by tiny fingers without a problem), 4 cardboard pink hearts, 16 beautifully illustrated picture cards and 4 Velveteen Rabbit movers with plastic bases (the rabbit playing pieces are even covered in a soft velveteen texture).

The object of the game is to be the first player to collect one of each of four different picture cards and return along the path to the nursery (center of the board). Once a player has collected all four pictures, he/she collects a pink heart card and turns into a real rabbit. During game play, there are several fun challenges that can allow a player to hop the board and increase their chance of collecting a different card.

The Velveteen Rabbit 2As a Grandmother of small children, I thought this was a delightful game for toddlers. Those of you who have grandchildren of your own know what I mean when I say “there simply aren’t many quality games out there for the very young.” “The Velveteen Rabbit” game would also make a wonderful gift, maybe include a copy of the classic book and a stuffed rabbit for the ultimate treat. With a retail price of just $15.95, “The Velveteen Rabbit” makes an affordable option and perhaps a new tradition to add to the annual Easter egg hunt in the springtime.  Look for it at the Winning Moves USA website.
–Mary Kay


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