Shark Bite Game - Watch Your Fingers!

Wait for it, wait for it, snap!

Love playing games with your kiddos? How about some Russian roulette for kids?

The Shark Bite game is a fun game for young and old. 

Playing the Game

So, there is 1 hungry shark, 12 sea creatures, 2 fishing rods, and 1 dice.

To set up the game, open the shark's jaws and push them down until they lock into the base. Place the 12 sea creatures into the holes in between the jaws.

The players take turns rolling the dice to see how many creatures they ought to catch with the fishing rod. Once a sea creature is hooked, pull it up, and hope that the shark won't bite you! 

When the shark jumps up and closes its mouth, the player with the most fish wins.  

Game Facts

Ages: 4 years and up
Players: 2-4 players
Available on Amazon: Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game

The Verdict

Here are our thoughts.

The pros:

Yay, no batteries, yay, no annoying sounds!

There’s only 1 sticker sheet with 6 stickers for the dice!

The game can easily be set up by kids.

It’s an easy to understand and a quick game, so it can be played with kids who do not have a very long attention span. Plus, kids can play amongst themselves, no adult is needed (although, sometimes it takes a bit of force to get the sea creatures out of the shark's mouth). 

It says on the game that it is for 4 years and up, but (with a little help) 2- and 3-year olds could easily play it as well.

The kids enjoy the suspense and for younger kids it’s great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

The cons:

The sticker sheet and thus the dice has 5 stickers with a picture of one fish and one sticker with a picture of two fish, so the dice almost always lands on a picture with one fish, which means, you pull one sea creature out of the shark’s mouth. It would have been more fun, had there been more pictures of 2 and maybe even a picture of 3 or 4 fish.

The fish come in 3 different colors. However, the colors are irrelevant for the game. It would have been a neat idea to somehow include the colors in the game to help kids with learning colors. 

The game gets kind of boring so we came up with your own rules, e.g. we played it without the fishing rods and pullet the creatures out of the mouth with our hands. It’s much more fun if the shark bites your hands! 

This could be a pro or a con: The game is just for fun, it is not at all educational and no skills are acquired in playing the game.


We're giving away (1) one Shark Bite game to one lucky reader. 

How to enter: Like our Facebook page AND tag a friend on our Shark Bite Facebook post (both actions required!). The giveaway ends at noon on September 2, 2018.

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