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Hasbro Operation Game
- Operate on Cavity Sam to become the top doc
- Use the tweezers to remove Sam's spare rib, Adam's apple and bread basket
- Earn cash for successful operations--just don't set off the dreaded buzzer!
- Batteries: 2 x AA (not included)
- Manufacturer's recommended age: 6 years +
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Scalpel, scissors, swab, funny little metal tweezers attached by a wire to the patient's nose--welcome to Operation, the fun game for all the family... of surgeons. It's a delightfully simple, yet fiendishly fiddly game, the objective of which is to remove the comically designed internal organs from a supine patient with a big red nose. Pick a card from the pack, see which operation you've been selected to perform, pull up your facemask and begin. Each operation earns you a certain amount of Monopoly-style cash, the more procedures you succeed with the more you earn; you may even find yourself to be the richest doc on the block by the end of the game. But hold on there, this isn't easy money for any old cowboy quack to make, one slip and the tweezers will touch the side setting off the buzzer and making the patient's nose flash, then it's back to medical school for you.
Operation really is a classic. Even having been on the market for over 20 years it's still fresh and exciting: a hands-on sensory experience in a virtual world. It demands real concentration--just catch a glimpse of the look on your trainee doctors' faces as they try to remove the "butterfly" from the stomach--and it has a surprisingly realistic feel. Even if the buzzer does grate on the nerves a little after a while, setting it off really does give you a genuine heart-racing thrill. And parents will still be asking "Can I have a go?" and laughing at the novelty names of the organs ("spare rib", "adam's apple"... err, "bread basket"?). Before long, beads of sweat will be forming on your brow too. Ultimately, it's a great game, as long as you've got patients. Hang on..., I think he's flatlined... Nurse! --Paul Eisinger
Use your skill and co-ordination to remove Sam's ailments with the tweezers - without setting off the buzzer and making his nose light up!!
Top Customer Reviews
It is excellent fun, with or without alcohol.
Eductionally, I can't remember if this taught me the location of the major organs in the body, or where I found them out as I grew older anyway.
Highly recommend this game for adults and kids alike, excellent fun with a degree of eductaional value. Go buy it now!
P.S. If you want to make it more challenging, try setting up the pieces upside down in the slots - makes it a lot harder to get them out!
It's good fun when set up but can be frustrating for younger children when they keep setting off the buzzer. It does teach them to have steady hands, however, it doesn't do much for their knowledge of anatomy really.
A game that kids will tire of relatively quickly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
DON'T BUY THIS. IT'S A COMPLETE LIE; YOU DON'T RECEIVE THE OLD GAME. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE IS SOME MODERN RUBBISH. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought I was ordering the 'old-fashioned' version- as advertised on the box- where you pull out bones. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sian C.
Ordered this expecting whats pictured. What arrived was the kids version. Perfect condition but not what i expectedPublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I wish I had realised before ordering that this was going to be far too easy - holes are so huge,making it suitable for VERY young children!Published on 23 Feb. 2015 by Melanie