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Booty Shaker

It's "All hands on deck!" for this addictive game of strategy and skill. Players take turns evenly stacking cannon balls, kegs and treasure chests onto the wooden deck of this pirate ship as it rocks and sways. Tip the ship, and you're sunk!

Includes one boat with flag, 25 cargo pieces and 1 die. Made in China.

To play: The youngest pirate begins the game by rolling the die. Whatever symbol appears face up will correspond to the piece of cargo that must be balanced on the boat. Players continue to take turns stacking cargo on the ship until someone tips the boat. The sailor who knocks the deck or adds a piece that makes the deck spill the cargo is eliminated from the game. The remaining players continue to play. The last pirate left is the winner and keeps any booty that remains!

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Item ID
19107
Made from
recycled bamboo root
Measurements
box: 13" L x 13" W x 3.9" H; boat: 12.4" H x 11.2" L x 4.1" W
Notes
Ages 4 and up. 2-4 players.

WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy instructions (9)
  • Entertaining (9)
  • Interactive play (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (5), Quality oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

fun game

By 

from Dothan, AL

About Me Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Instructions
  • Entertaining
  • Fun For Children To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

    Fun for grandfather to play with grandchildren

    easy and fun for the children to play together

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Grandparent
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Fun for kids and adults

    By 

    from Colorado, USA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Interactive Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults

      Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

      This was immediately a hit with my niece and nephew. The game is very simple; slowly add another piece without causing the ship to tip. The kids (4 and 6) loved it, and loved the exciting nature of it. Even adults got into the game, wanting to play it with the kids, and with each other. Everyone was asking where we bought it. A very fun game!
      (Regarding the review that states the ship did not tip - it sounds like they didn't set it up properly! It is definitely hard to get even half of the pieces on there without it tipping.)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      fun enough

      By 

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Instructions
      • Interactive Play

      Cons

      • Too Easy

      Best Uses

        Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

        The game was easy to understand, but the ship didn't tip even when all the pieces were on it, so maybe its a little too easy..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great Product!

        By 

        from Chicago,IL

        About Me Quality Oriented

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        Pros

        • Easy Instructions
        • Entertaining
        • Interactive Play
        • Promotes Teamwork

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Children

          Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

          Very easy to use and you don't necessarily have to follow the instructions - the recipient of this gift is a 3 year old boy and he made his own rules - balancing most of the pieces on the board:0 and each player had a turn.
          He really like playing with it which for me was the bottom line.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          5.0

          Terrific game for little ones!

          By 

          from New Jersey

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Easy Instructions
          • Interactive Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

              My son just received this as a gift for his 5th birthday and the whole family loves it already. It has simple directions, is simple and easy to set up and play. Not a lot of complicated directions and pieces. It's well made and made out of nice wood instead of cheap plastic. The pirate theme is high interest also. Really great game.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Chosen for a Bar Gift

              By 

              from maryland

              About Me Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright Colors
              • Easy Instructions
              • Entertaining
              • Interactive Play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Also for very young kids
                • Parties

                Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

                Gifting this game for adult children and their grandchildren to play together.

                Service and delivery comments:

                delivered in a timely manner and perfect condition. Love uncommongoods.com!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A game for everyone

                By 

                from Delaware

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Instructions
                • Entertaining
                • Interactive Play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

                    Gave this game to my 6 yr old grandson for his birthday. We found it easy to assemble, and quality made. We played game after game and never got tired of it. The game moves so quickly there's no time to get tired of it. Also liked the "green" aspect of the game.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Fun on the Stormy Seas

                    By 

                    from Massachusetts

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Instructions
                    • Entertaining
                    • Interactive Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

                        I bought this for my nephews (5 & 3) and even among many other very enticing toys on Christmas morning, both boys were still interested in playing. It is great b/c children can play by themselves and don't need an adult's help to set up, figure out how to play, etc...

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By 

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Instructions
                        • Entertaining
                        • Fun
                        • Interactive Play
                        • Promotes Teamwork

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

                            I gave this to my 3-year-old nephew, and he loves it! He enjoyed taking turns, counting out the pieces at clean-up, and it was just as much fun for the adults to play. Best yet: age is not an advantage, and adults are just as likely to lose as the little ones. My sister has since given this as a gift to other people.

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                            5.0

                            Great Quick Game!

                            By 

                            from Columbus Indiana

                            About Me Parent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to learn to play

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about STORMY SEAS BALANCING GAME:

                                Nicely made, simple, interactive game!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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