Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's Game

How To Play Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 4
Play Time
10 MIN
Hungry Hungry Hippos is a fun, energetic game that is great for kids. Player try to move their hands as fast as they can pushing on their hippos tail. Hitting the tail encourages the hippos to "eat" anything in their path. Players are all trying to get the marbles out of the center of the playing arena.

There are several versions of the game that allow players to experience fun and chaos all at once. Kids will definitely enjoy this short, but fun game. Play Hungry Hungry Hippos with your kids or nieces and nephews today!

The game Hungry Hungry Hippos should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos Includes The Hippo Game Base
  • 4 Hippo Attachments
  • 20 Marbles
  • Label Sheet And The Hungry Hippo Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
The Hippo that "munches" the most marbles wins!
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Hungry Hungry Hippos rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Hungry Hungry Hippos. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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mike says:

we have 19 red marbles and 1 yellow. Nothing the the rules about the yellow.
Matilda says:

the rules basicaly are don't pick the marbels up with your hands and have fun.
Old School says:

I have an old school version with the red board. The 3 of the heads move out, but the jaws do not lift. Any advice on how to fix?
Allison says:

Denise, I had same problem. Put the hippo in place on the board, then press the head down flat, and the lever releases in the rear
Denise says:

I can't get the heads to move and don't want to force it in case it breaks What do I do
Kevin says:

This was the first game my daughter got really excited about and when her cousins came over they played it for about an hour (a long time in 3 year old land). The best part was there really were no rules so they didn't have to learn how to play other than start, stop, count your score and how to make your hippo bite. Love it!
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