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Have fun with family and friends with the Beetle Board Game! Spin a body part on the spinner board and place the part on your leaf. First one to build a completed bug wins!
• Ages 4 + (choking hazard)
• For 2 - 4 players
When shopping for Christmas presents for our nephews I came across this game at The Warehouse. It instantly brought back memories as I suddenly remembered playing it when I was younger. It was on special for $10 so i grabbed it thinking i would add it to the boys presents. Our nephews are aged 3 and 6 so i thought this pretty much was aimed at about the right age group.
From previous experience (both when i played it and other children I teach have played it) I remember it being a nice, simple and easy game which the children (if old enough and at that stage) can figure out for themselves. For this reason it is great when children are just learning about board games, taking turns and sharing. As with any game it is also a great teaching tool for allowing children to develop understandings about winning and losing.
I also liked how younger children were able to use this game to make their own game so to speak ~ using their own level of capability, whether they are simply fitting the bug pieces together (which can be a great challenge) or learning about colours and bug body parts along the way. After talking to my sister in law after Christmas all of the above was confirmed by her ~ apparently this game was the favourite of the lot of Christmas presents her boys received and they have played the game every night since receiving it.
Fully recommend to others and will definately be buying it again for presents myself! :)
I use to play this game when i was younger and loved it, when I saw it on special at the warehouse I decided to grab it, my daughter was 3 at the time and had lots of fun just sorted the colours together not actually playing.
Now at 4 years old she understands how to play better and we make it a family time. Its such a great way to learn colours, bug body parts, turn taking and understanding winning and losing. Which I'm high on when it comes to my kids you win or lose. My 3 year old boy is very interested in the game too and he started being interested about 2.5yrs and its taught him how to wait his turn which is great, i can watch both kids play this game without parents as its so easy to understand.
The only problem I have found is all the little bits come in small bags that you cant reuse ive had to put all the pieces into a small ziplock bag so we dont lose any pieces. Other than that its a great old game for the whole family to enjoy young and old. It does say 4+ years but you know your own children and what they are able to do, and just sorting them into colours like my daughter did to start with doesn't hurt anyone :)
This is a nice and easy game. A great one for when you are introducing your children to board games.
We got this game for my son when he turned 4, and he still loves to get it out and play, especially when Granny comes over. What's good about it is that my 3yo is also interested enough, and whilst she hasn't grasped the concept of taking turns yet, she's happy enough to potter along and figure out where all the bits and bobs go.
The only thing I would recommend, was there there be a zip lock bag or similar come with the game, as once the box starts getting worn down, it's easy for eyes, legs etc to escape the box and get lost. As such, we have had to transfer the pieces into a smaller, more robust box. So perhaps, in the future, it could be a good idea to release the game in a sturdy, long term container, instead of a cardboard box.
All in all, a fun, easy game for the kids.
This is a great wee game that has been around for ages! (I even had it as a child!). The concept is really simple but one that my 4 year old really loves. He also likes to play it on his own which again is something i really like when its time to get dinner ready.
The pieces are made of really durable plastic and are in nice funky bright colours. The only downside is that the eyes and antennae of the beetle are really small and easily lost if not looked after well. I *try* to get him to keep them all in a wee Tupperware container.
This is great entertainment for the price of the game, for adults the game is a little too simple and it gets a little boring after hours of building beetles! But it seems to be a great hit in our house for Mr 4!
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