What is the Lily-Pad-Leaper?
The Lily-Pad-Leaper is a fun and interactive toy that fosters social skills and competition. The object of the game is to simply "leap" your ten frogs into the lily pad shaped bucket by pressing down on the back end of the frog. This game has multiple ways of being played, the first being a race. Each player starts leaping their frogs at the lily pad as fast as they can until someone leaps all of their frogs in. Another way of playing is through accuracy. Each player takes turn leaping a frog at the lily pad, and the player with the fewest number of shots to get all his/her frogs in wins.
This toy is based on principles of gravity and elastic deformation. As the plastic the frogs are made of rebounds back into each original shape after being pressed down, the frog the leaps away from the players finger, counteracting gravity.
As this toy has small plastic parts there is an age restriction of 4 and up. However, due to the simplistic nature of the game, and its identical components, it is a very cheap game to produce. As all lily pads are identical and all frogs are identical in every way but color, each piece could be made out of plastic and out of the same molds. As all the pieces are made from plastic, the durability of the game is expected to be quite high. However, after repeated use the frogs will jump less high. Foreseeing this occurrence, the lily pad bucket is designed to be landed in more on distance than in height, allowing for this problem to become nearly irrelevant.