Hungry Hippos is a classic game that I have fond childhood memories of. I recently brought this updated (but suprisingly not much different) version for my daughter.
Hungry Hippos is a game that is fun for all ages (children and adults, but mainly children) and is good family fun. Although the game is fairly simple it tends to set off everybodys competitive streak and sends everybody erratic and into a total frenzy - instead of tapping the hippos, everybody seems to just whack the heck out of them as fast as they can! The game soon turns from a technical and tactical game, into a total game of luck. Because of this the game is also EXTREMELY noisy!
It can be played with up to 4 people and each game usually lasts around 40 seconds or so. It is quick and easy to set up and the educational aspects of this game are that it can help develop hand-eye coordination and counting.
One thing that I do particularly dislike about the game is that it doesn't fit into the box. All of the hippos need to be removed before it fits in the box and the hippos are quite awkward to attach and detach from the base. Because of this reason we don't use the box, which is annoying as there are so many little balls which tend to go missing.
Other than that I say this is a classic, family pleasing, must-have game!