After a week off from family game night we are back this week with a really fun matching game from Blue Orange Games called Rooster Run. It’s a fun fast paced matching game that is not only fun to play but helps your kiddos develop problem solving skills, matching, and deductive reasoning. We also tried out a really yummy frozen treat from Arctic Zero. They have some great new flavors out that are super delicious.
Rooster Run is a really fun matching game. There are several levels of matching within the game, not only are you matching worms with chicken cards you are also trying to match a chicken to your sweetheart card. So there is a lot of critical thinking skills used in the game along with matching strategies. It’s fast paced and full of chicken pecking fun. The object of the game is to be the highest scoring player at the end of four rounds. Points are scored by matching chicken cards with the correct worm and finding your sweetheart chicken.
In the box you will find:
1 deck of 32 chicken cards
1 deck of 12 sweetheart cards
6 chicken game piece rings
40 earthworm tokens
8 broken heart chips
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
This game is enjoyed with 2-6 players. We found it was more enjoyable with a larger group so it’s perfect for a family game night or party game. Ages 7 and up, we all had fund with it even my older kiddos so it’s a game that is enjoyed by a wide variety of ages. If you like matching games or games that require logic and strategy this is a really fun one. For moms or educators looking for a game to teach logic, reasoning, matching, processing speed, fine motor skills, visual perception, focus, and attention this is a great game for improve these skills and more.
Is It Fun:
We had a blast with it. It took some time to figure out the best strategies for finding your sweetheart especially if you have a large group. We learned quickly that the worms can look similar but have slight variations so they really have you paying attention to details. We had a lot of laughs with this one and it was a big hit for family game night.
To set up the game deal one sweetheart card to each player, they can look at it but don’t let anyone else see it. Place it face down in front of you. Each player chooses a ring to wear on their index finger. Place all of the earthworm tokens face down in the center of the table where everyone can easily reach them. Deal 8 chicken cards around the outside of the outside of the tokens. Set the broken heart tokens within reach and place the extra sweetheart cards to the side.
Play begins by everyone playing at the same time, each player will turn over tokens in the middle one at a time using their index finger and thumb with their chicken ring. You are looking for worms that match the worms in the corner of the chicken cards. If you find one that matches and you want to keep it place it face up in front of you. No one else can take that token once it is placed face up in front of you. While you are looking for matches make sure if the chicken card matching your sweetheart card is on the board that you look for the worm that matches that card so you can get your sweetheart and get an additional five points. Keep looking for worms until someone finds two and yells out cock-a-doodle-doo. At that point the round ends. The person who ended the round will claim cards that they have matching worms for. If they mess up and get the wrong worm they are given a broken heart token. Then play continues around the table each player claiming cards they have matches from. Only the person ending the round will receive a broken heart token if they mess up. You will play 4 rounds like this.
At the end of the four rounds the scores will be calculated by adding up the numbers in the corner of each card that was claimed. If anyone has a broken heart token they will hold up all their cards to the player next to them and they will randomly select one that will be removed from their cards and not count towards their total. You remove one card for each broken heart token. If a player matches their sweetheart card chicken they get an extra 5 points added to their total. The person with the highest points wins. If it’s a tie then the player with the highest points who matched their sweetheart card. If it’s still a tie then you have two winners.
No there really isn’t any concerns with this one. If you are worried about it being to difficult they offer some alternative game play suggestions in the back of the rules booklet to reduce the challenges of the game.
Where Can You Buy It:
Visit the Blue Orange Games website to order and they also have a store locator to find a retailer near you.
Blue Orange Games was nice enough to let us giveaway a Rooster Run game to one of our readers. Entrants must be 18 or older and US residents to qualify to win. Entries will be accepted until March 31st, 2017 . To enter please use the form below:
Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Blue Orange games if for some reason they fail to supply a prize Parenting In Progress is not responsible for replacing or supplying a prize.
What Is Arctic Zero:
Arctic Zero is handcrafted from premium ingredients. You won’t find any artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors here. It’s the perfect zero-guilt pleasure whenever your sweet tooth strikes. Arctic Zero is low glycemic, gluten free, lactose free, GMO free, and kosher. I can even have these as a smart carb on my Nutrisystem diet, only 70 calories for 1 cup of yummy Arctic Zero.
What Flavors Are Available:
Arctic Zero has a great variety of flavors. They recently released the new 2017 flavors those and they have some really yummy options. The new flavors are Rocky Road Trip, Cherry Chocolate Chunk, and Peanut Butter Swirl. They also have a new dipped ice cream bar cake batter which is yellow cake batter dipped in red velvet. They are all so yummy & guilt free!
Where Can You Buy It:
Visit the Arctic Zero Website to purchase and find retailers near you.
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