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Hi Ho! Cherry-O
Designer(s) Hermann Wernhard
Publisher(s) Hasbro
Winning Moves Games USA
Publication date 1960; 61 years ago (1960)
Players 2 to 4
Setup time < 5 minutes
Playing time < 10 minutes
Random chance Complete
Skill(s) required Counting

Hi Ho! Cherry-O is a children's put and take board game currently published by Hasbro in which two to four players spin a spinner in an attempt to collect cherries. The original edition, designed by Hermann Wernhard and first published in 1960 by Whitman Publishers, had players compete to collect 10 cherries. During an update in 2007, the rules were updated to include a cooperative play variant, where players cooperate to remove all fruit from the board before a bird puzzle is completed. In 2015, Winning Moves Games USA published a classic edition.


Each player starts the game with an empty basket and 10 cherries on their tree. Players take turns spinning the spinner and performing the indicated action. The spinner is divided into seven sections:

  1. Take one cherry off of the tree
  2. Take two cherries off of the tree
  3. Take three cherries off of the tree
  4. Take four cherries off of the tree
  5. Dog: Replace cherries on the tree: two if the player has at least that many, or one if they have only one. If the player's bucket is empty, this space has no effect.
  6. Bird: Same effect as the dog
  7. Spilled basket: Return all cherries to the tree

The first player to collect all the cherries from their tree and call "Hi Ho! Cherry-O" wins the game.

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