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Monkey Business Game

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Monkey Business Game
Monkey Business Game
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Take turns to add cheeky monkeys … until they all fall down. Monkey Business is great game for all the family to play.

Monkey Business is fun game where players take turns to hang cheeky monkeys or gorillas on the tree. Each player spins the dial to see how many monkeys (or big gorillas) to add. Players can add more and more – until all the monkeys fall down into the crocodile swamp. You can hang monkeys by their arms, legs or tails, and count them up to see how many were on the tree. For older children, divide the monkeys by colour, so each player has different coloured monkeys. Once the tree falls, you count the monkeys each player had on the tree, and the one with the most wins. The cheeky little monkey characters in the Monkey Business Game are so friendly that your child can add in some imaginative play to a fun hand-to-eye coordination challenge. This is a great game to play with all the family. Counting monkeys is good counting practice too.

Quick facts:
•Monkey Business Game is a fun family game
•Take turns to hang cheeky monkeys on the tree
•The game's over when the tree falls down
•Enjoy counting the monkeys too

Great for your child's development:
Playing a simple game together is a really fun way for your child to learn good social skills, and Monkey Business Game is a great first game for your child. Learning to take turns, remembering how to play and balancing the monkeys on the tree are all useful skills for your growing child. Carefully hanging the monkeys on the branches helps your child develop hand-to-eye coordination and fine motor skills which are so useful for drawing, dressing and writing – and all kinds of play. Learning to wait their turn and watching the Monkey Business Game unfold is good for developing patience and understanding how to behave in a group – useful for nursery and school. And of course counting up monkeys is a fun way to learn to count.

ELC star quality:
We love the Monkey Business Game because it's so simple but such fun. It's a really good first game for you to enjoy as a family. The Monkey Business Game helps young children understand how you play games. The cute monkeys and the scary swamp also mean that the Monkey Business Game is fun for your little one to enjoy by themselves – it's a good setting for some fun imaginative play. Just watch out for those hungry crocodiles.

What you need to know:

-Pack contents: 1 x game base with spinner, 1 x tree trunk, 1 x leaf canopy, 32 x monkeys, 4 x gorillas.
-Other toys and accessories available separately

Safety warnings: Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Playing tips:

One, two, tree
Let's hang cheeky monkeys on the tree. We can add more and more until … they all fall down: uh oh.

Counting monkeys
Let's spin the dial to see how many monkeys you have to hang on the tree.
We can choose different colours; hang them by arms, legs or tail, and count up all the monkeys.

Great for:
Developing a steady hand
Counting the monkeys
Everyone to enjoy together
Exploring colours and shapes
Learning all about balancing
Learning to share and take turns
Developing matching and sorting skills.

How does this help my child ?

  • Social skills
    Social skills

    This toy helps your child learn how to make friends and enjoy company.

  • Hand to Eye Coordination
    Hand to Eye Coordination

    This toy helps your child to develop good reflexes.


  • Weight: 0.37 kg
  • Height: 34 cm
  • Width: 23 cm
  • Depth: 5 cm

Monkey Business Game reviews verified by Reevoo

(9.3 out of 10)
Fun Factor
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Overall rating
Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 34 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Hampshire Yateley GB
Colour good size pieces
Magnet could be a little stronger
Confirmed purchase: 17 December 2014
Published on: 08 January 2015
(10 out of 10)


Ipswich GB
Very bright and colourful. Easy to put together, easy to play. My three and six year old girls loved it, and happily played together.
Difficult to pack back in the box when tidying it away.
Confirmed purchase: 10 December 2014
Published on: 01 January 2015
(10 out of 10)


Suffolk GB
This is really good for learning your child to share and take turns learns them social skills
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2014
Published on: 19 December 2014
(8 out of 10)


Lewes GB
I bought this game for my son's third birthday because he loves counting and thinks it's hilarious when things fall down and make a crash noise. He loves this game and it is fun to play with this him. He can put the tree together himself (and is proud of that; bonus: hand-eye coordination and spatial skills), though it is tough to take the tree trunk out of the game base.

We've had lots of fun with this game but there are two "problems":

Firstly: there are 4 larger orange monkeys, which are referred to as "gorillas" but gorillas and monkeys are somewhat distant relatives and gorillas do not have tails. Kind of a surprise from the ELC because it's not so educational to teach something incorrect. My husband is a biologist, so the accuracy is important to us, but we still like the game. We call those orange ones "Daddy Monkeys" when we play.

Secondly: the box isn't wide enough. It's not easy to get the game base and other tree parts in after playing. I have to put the oval game base in narrow side down, then the tree next to it, then the canopy, then I can shake the monkeys and little canopy piece in. If I don't do this the box bulges out and there is a gap on the lid side where the monkeys can fall out. This means I have to help put this away and it's not very good for teaching my son to tidy up after playing. If I don't put the pieces back in that order the tree is also too tall and the lid won't close. If only the box were about 1cm wider and 1cm taller.
Published on: 11 August 2014
(10 out of 10)


Bromsgrove GB
Bought for my 3yr old daughter. Great fun and value for money as bought in the sale and free P&P to store for pick up.
Published on: 30 December 2013
(10 out of 10)


manchester GB
My son loves this game, it seems to tick all the boxes for me.
Its a teaches process from learning the colours, counting monkeys and concentration all in one game.

And the best bit its cheap and cheerful!
Published on: 06 November 2013
(10 out of 10)


I bought Monkey Business Game for my grandchildren to keep at our house to play with yesterday they spent a really long time enjoying the game thankyou
Published on: 10 January 2012
(8 out of 10)


Easy to put together, good for a range of ages, as long as you don't lose all the pieces down the sofa!
Published on: 09 January 2012
(10 out of 10)


Reading, Berkshire GB
very easy to put together for a 3yo and fun doesn't end
Published on: 08 January 2012
(8 out of 10)


Isle of Man GB
i bought this for the family to use at Christmas - aged from 6 to 11 plus adults. It was great. We all played it - its fun and quick - so can be played for short times - no batteries needed - added advantage. Good fun toy - for youngsters to great grannies to play together !
Published on: 07 January 2012

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Normally delivered within 5 working days (exclusions apply including postcode restrictions and extended timescales). Exceptional delivery circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or courier delays may cause your order to take longer to deliver.

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Delivery within 2 working days to UK mainland addresses. Regrettably this service is unavailable for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

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