The object of Snipe is Be the first team/person to find the other team/persons snipe and return it to its nest. After the players have hidden their snipe the other player will try to find it. After a period of time, if the Snipes have not been discovered, they will chirp and then their eyes will light up. Each game comes with two snipes, (named Biela and Smartin) and a Snipe nest. The packaging tells the story behind the legendary campfire animals.
For more information on the game, including rules, check out Snipe Hunt Game Rules.
Nothing like a good ol’ fashioned snipe hunt…
Though simple in concept, this game has already provided hours of entertainment to my kids, ages 7 and 3. The snipes are cute and make chirping noises as long as they remain out of their nest and unfound. Chirping becomes more frequent and their eyes start flashing as time passes.
In our house, this game is possible for kids to play by themselves, but adults actually WANT to join in. It’s like an Easter egg hunt with WAY more possible hiding places. Because the snipes make noise to draw you to them, kids can use their ears and eyes to hunt and still be successful even when the snipes are hiding in really tricky spots. Usually, we modify the rules by sending the kids to hunt together after an adult has hidden the snipes. After one snipe is returned to its home and the hunters head out to find the second one, the first snipe “runs away” and must be found again. I would rather play Snipe Hunt than have to engage in hide and seek any day.”