What It Is
The Chatter Phone Talking Game is based on Fisher-Price's iconic Chatter Phone toy. It has been reimagined as an electronic interactive matching and memory game that guides children to learn about animals, animal sounds, and numbers and counting. When the phone rings, pick up the receiver, and the Chatter Phone will ask you to dial a game: 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Game 1 is a numbers game where kids are asked to dial numbers on the phone. Pick one of the interactive number cards and insert it into the Chatter Phone's card slot. Chatter Phone will say, "That's the number __!" If kids press the corresponding number on the dial pad, they may keep the card. If they don't press the correct number, the card goes back into the card pile. The player with the most cards wins.
Game 2 is a sounds game. Each player receives an even number of animal cards and places them face up in front of them. The Chatter Phone will say, "Who has this card?" followed by an animal sound repeated one or more times. For example, "oink, oink, oink". The player with the animal card that shows three pigs inserts the card into the card slot. If correct, that player removes the card and places it facedown in front of him. The first player to turn all of his cards facedown wins.
Game 3 is a mix and match game. The Chatter Phone will prompt players to insert a numbers card or an animal card. If the card inserted is correct, the player keeps the card. The player with the most cards wins.
Game 4 is a countdown game where players work together to beat the clock and pick the right answer. The Chatter Phone will prompt kids to insert a numbers card or an animal card. Then the countdown clock will start to tick, and players have 15 seconds to make their selection. If the card inserted is correct, the players keep the card. Once five cards have been collected or three incorrect guesses have been made, the game is over.
The game is for one to four players. All 22 game cards fit neatly into a storage unit in the bottom of the Chatter Phone.
Why It’s Fun
This game is fun, engaging, and a creative way to learn numbers, sounds, and following directions. The sound on this is loud and clear, making it easy for young learners to hear the directions. We also like the updated look of the classic Chatter Phone.
Who It’s For
The Chatter Phone Talking Game is for ages 3 and up. Because of the young age range for this game, we think the game will work better with one player rather than a game with multiple players.
What To Be Aware Of
Three AAA batteries are required but not included.