Why We Like It:
Jungle Speed is a great game to liven up your Friday night. Basically the game consists of a totem that sits in the middle of the table. As the players flip their cards sequentially, matches occur and trigger a mad grab for the totem.
I owned the original version of the game that included a fine quality heavy wooden totem, which in theory is a nice perk. In practice and by practice, I mean several beers into the evening, the smaller wooden totem was not as "kid" friendly (or drunk friendly) as the new version, which includes the plastic yellow totem.
The game always starts out only as civil as a British tea party, but two rounds in erupts into a shout out at the ok corral. I love this game.
My nieces and nephews also love this game. They learned the rules quickly (faster than the adults did) and they love to play. Now, its usually hard to pry them off from their game box and its simply great to see them enjoying a game that does not plug into the wall.