The Adventures of Harley
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Our farm dog, Harley, runs so fast that cars have to chase him. He also has a great sense of humor and likes to hide, then later bring back, our Favorite Things. While rocketing around the Fields & Woods, he often meets other creatures who give him many thrilling times! In this game, we all help Harley find & bring back Home as many of the Favorite Things as we can. But he will have to look out for fellow prowlers such as the Bear, Raccoon, Skunk, Porcupine & some nasty Briar Patches. We may have to call in the Vet!
After repeated plays with my 3 and 4 year olds I find I have to change my review of this game. I have never done so before, even though over time my feelings of certain games have changed significantly. This is a wonderful game for children. Even though it was designed by people who didn't think competition was healthy it is a brilliant design that can easily be fixed.
Harley is a great game to play with youngsters. No dice, no spinners. The kids have to decide where to go and there is some real strategy and critical thinking involved, even if it is not too deep. My kids still aren't keen on the noncompetitive version, but the game lends itself to fixing very easily. One of my ways to fix the game is to create more bark cards and 3 pairs of objects for Harley to find. When the child gets to the doghouse he puts the items in his pile. The kid with the most objects when the board is filled with animals and thistles is the winner.
This is one game that every family with youngsters should have. It is so unlike most other games for small children as to be remarkable.
Buy this game without hesitation.
If you have a pet dog, and even if you don't you will appreciate having Harley around for the kids to play with. The game is co-operative, which really helps kids learn to help one another rather than knock one another out of the game. It keeps the interest of dog lovers of all ages. Kids love to pretend they are the dog and 'dog-sniff' the the board to help Harley find stuff. You never know what Harley will get into. I think it is an ideal game for kids ages 4-8. It has been a traditional little people's game in my house for years.
I play this with my boys. My eleven year old really likes this game. I myself play it because it is amusing, but mainly I play because my boys enjoy it. Also, it is a lot less stressful for me because I don't have to worry about bickering like I do when we play games involving competition between each player.
I really like the co-operative games because it's a lot easier for promoting good spirits in the home. In the competitive games it goes the other way where they create division.
We usually play during the evening before going to sleep, and it is just easier to play Harley or Max see them go to sleep with smiles on rather than their hands clenched in fists.