Greedy Granny Board Game Rules and Gameplay Instructions

Perfect for all the family, Greedy Granny is full of suspense and will have everyone on the edge of their seats. While not all grannies are greedy, this board game features a very Greedy Granny indeed.

With the game’s general aim being to try and take all the treats away from the Greedy Granny without waking her up, you’ll be rolling on the floor with laughter every time she does get woken up.

Before you take the plunge, it’s worth having a look at the Greedy Granny board game rules along with the gameplay instructions. By having these on hand, you’ll be able to enjoy the game to its utmost, and may be able to get the most treats from the Greedy Granny as a result.

What is Greedy Granny?

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Greedy Granny is made by Goliath Games and is not only an enjoyable game but has also been proven to develop children’s skills. It encourages healthy competition and gets children to play and work together, enabling them to be agile and careful!

It’s pretty similar to games like Topple and Guess Who, with the dextrous elements of both being present in Greedy Granny. With up to 4 players able to play, you’ll be playing it over and over again.

Number of Players: 2 to 4 players required to play.

Ages: 5+

Difficulty: Simple to set up and easy to play.

Length of Play: Approx. 15 minutes per game.

Similar to: Topple; Guess Who; Monopoly Jenga.

Main Objective: To try and take as many treats away from the Greedy Granny without waking her up. The player who managed to get the most goodies is the winner.

Why We Love It: Greedy Granny is fantastic for all the family and will have you intermittently on the edge of your seat and rolling around on the floor with laughter. Each round is quick, and you can play it over and over without it ever becoming boring.

Playing Greedy Granny – What You’ll Need

If you want to play Greedy Granny, you’ll need to get your hands on the Greedy Granny kit. This particular version even comes with a fun bonus puzzle for some extra Greedy Granny action. 

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The box will have the following bits of equipment in it:

  • 1 granny in her armchair (in 2 separate pieces)
  • 1 set of granny’s teeth
  • 1 treat wheel
  • 12 treats
  • Full copy of Greedy Granny board game rules

Greedy Granny is also available as an Old Maid card game format. However, it comes in a 4-in-1 set of card games.

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How to Set Up Greedy Granny

Greedy Granny is straightforward to set up. First of all, you’ll want to ‘build’ the granny. She will be in 2 different parts in the box. All you need to do is place the top half of the granny into the bottom half. You should be able to hear it snap into place.

Carefully insert the teeth into granny’s mouth. They should fit there with no issues, and you don’t need to click them into place or anything like that either. 

Pull back on granny’s chair until you hear a click sound. The granny will then be in a ‘snoozing’ mode.

Next, take all of the treats and load them carefully onto her tray. If she suddenly ‘wakes up’ while you are doing this, you’ll have to reset her and carefully put the treats back on the tray.

Now you’re ready to play Greedy Granny. Let’s take a look at the Greedy Granny board game rules, along with the Greedy Granny gameplay instructions.

Greedy Granny Board Game Rules & Gameplay Instructions

Make sure you’ve got between 2 and 4 players. You can also play alone, but it isn’t quite as fun as playing with others – though it can be good practice! The aim of the game is not to wake the granny when you take the treats. Her teeth will come flying out if she wakes up, and her goodies will be scattered across the table.

There are a couple of elements to be aware of with Greedy Granny. The first is the treat wheel, which dictates what the player needs to do with the treats and how many times to press the button next to granny’s chair. 

Gameplay Instructions

The youngest player goes first. They have to spin the Greedy Granny treat wheel. The treat wheel will dictate what the player has to do next, and there are several options that we’ll take you through. 

You’ll also see some numbers written on the spinner. The numbers tell you how many times you need to press the button next to granny’s chair. Each player gets to spin the treat wheel once before passing it on to the next player. 

Treat Wheel Sections

There are several sections on the treat wheel spinner which dictate what task you have to do.

If the arrow lands on the green section of the treat wheel, the player will have to try and sneak a treat from granny’s tray. 

If the spinner lands on the purple section of the treat wheel, the player will have to try and sneak a treat back onto granny’s tray if they have a treat already.

If the player spins and the arrow lands on the circle with a line through it, the player misses a go, and they don’t have to press the button next to granny’s chair.

If the arrow lands on the picture with 2 people on it, the player can take one treat from any of the players who have a treat.

Winning the Game

To win the game, you need to collect one of each treat without waking the granny up. If a player wakes granny up, they have to put all of their treats back on granny’s tray, and granny is reset, and the game is continued.

How to Play Greedy Granny – Video Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s look at some of the more commonly asked questions that get asked about Greedy Granny and the Greedy Granny board game rules.

Are there any videos of Greedy Granny being played?

The manufacturers of Greedy Granny, Goliath Games, released a short commercial for Greedy Granny, which gives you the gist of what the game is all about. 

Can you play Greedy Granny with more than 4 players?

If you want to double up with a friend, you might be able to take turns on each go, but ideally, 4 is the maximum number of players for Greedy Granny.

Are there any Greedy Granny board game rules that you can adjust?

One thing you might be able to adjust, which could make the game slightly trickier and last a little longer, is that you could add additional treats to granny’s tray. 

Alternatives Games to Greedy Granny

Greedy Granny is fast-paced and fun and will leave you wanting more. Luckily there are a few alternative games that can successfully scratch that itch! Games that require skill, concentration and are based mainly on casual luck are some of the most fun games out there.

We mentioned Monopoly Jenga earlier, but you should also try out Operation, the Jumanji board game, and Crokinole (for the slightly older ones) if you love a bit of a challenge and a game that requires a steady hand. These are all games that are not only great fun to play but will keep you on your toes as well.

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