Hungry Hungry Hippos is a tabletop game that was first manufactured by Hasbro in 1978. It is played with marbles and plastic hippopotamus figurines that are mounted on mechanical levers. Players use these levers to make the hippos “eat” as many marbles as possible.
To play Hungry Hungry Hippos, you will need at least two players. Each player chooses a hippopotamus figurine and places it at the center of the game board. A supply of marbles is placed in the center of the board, and the game begins when all players press their levers at the same time. The players then race to see who can make their hippo “eat” the most marbles by using the lever to move the hippo’s mouth back and forth across the board. The game ends when all of the marbles have been eaten or when a predetermined time limit has been reached.
The game can be played with two to four players.
The recommended age range for Hungry Hungry Hippos is 4 years and up.
Yes, Hungry Hungry Hippos is available in several different languages, including English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
There are several online versions of Hungry Hungry Hippos available to play on the internet. Some websites and app developers have created digital versions of the game that can be played on a computer or mobile device.
Yes, there have been several special editions of Hungry Hungry Hippos released over the years. These include versions with different themes, such as Disney characters or superheroes, and versions with extra features or different gameplay elements.
Yes, Hungry Hungry Hippos is suitable for young children to play. The game is designed for children ages 4 and up, and the simple mechanics and colorful components make it easy for young children to understand and enjoy. It is important to supervise young children while they are playing Hungry Hungry Hippos to ensure that they are using the game safely and following the rules.
Yes, it is possible to purchase replacement marbles for Hungry Hungry Hippos. These can be found at toy stores, department stores, or online retailers. It is also possible to use other small objects as replacement marbles, such as beads or small balls.
While Hungry Hungry Hippos is typically played indoors, it is possible to set up the game outdoors if desired. It is important to keep the game protected from the elements, as the marbles and game board could be damaged by rain or extreme heat. It is also important to ensure that the game is played on a stable, flat surface to prevent accidents.