Elephant’s Trunk is a great game for younger players, but can be fun for adults as well. In our play-testing, we fell to screeching “Mouse!” every time one was rolled and much giggling ensued despite cumulative higher education of more than two decades. While kids would not mind its fairly repetitive gameplay with the 25% chance of mouse-danger, it might not hold adults’ attention as long. The difficulty level could be raised with house-rules of placing only one colored token into a color-corresponding trunk, causing adults to strategize and attempt to roll a mouse to gain needed tokens, but it could also frustrate younger players.
Overall, Elephant’s Trunk is great for kids and, to quote Gamewright, a handy way to advance “such valuable early learning skills as color identification, pattern recognition, and fine motor development.” At the same time, it’s a blast to play.