The Ladybugs' Costume Party S$79.90
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Publisher: Selecta Spielzeug
Number of players: 2 - 5
Official Recommended Age: 4 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 3 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
The colourful ladybugs are dressing up for a costume party. They have decided to swap spots with each other.
This may be tricky because of the "magical" magnetic spots - some will attract and some will not. Be careful though - don´t take too long making your decision because the ants have also heard about the costume party. An amusing dexterity game for the entire family. The little magnets will completely surprise you.
BGG Jay Volk:"This is a fantastic children's game. My daughter (6) and son (4) and I play it almost every night before they go to bed. It's a cooperative game, so when they play with friends, everybody wins. Rated 10 upon 10!"
BGG Mark Jackson:"A brilliant cooperative game for younger children - my son LOVES it. (He's three.) UPDATE: #1 son is now 7, and is still willing to play with us... and #2 son (age 3) picks the game out of the closet when we have game nights."
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How To Play:In turn, each player spins the spinner on the board. If the spinner points to one of the eight ladybugs, the player may move that ladybug to visit the other ladybugs. Each ladybug piece has a magnet in its nose; if the visiting ladybug "likes" the ladybug, they may swap spots (each ladybug has five spots of one color), and she continues on to visit other ladybugs. If the ladybugs do not like each other, the turn is over. Once a ladybug has five spots of different colors, she is ready for the ball and taken out of play. The players win if all of the ladybugs are ready.
But if the spinner points to one of the smaller leaves, then the player doesn't get to move any ladybugs, but instead must advance the ants along the side of the board. If all seven of the ants are on board (and each takes two moves to get on-board), the players lose the game.
BGG Nathan Morse:"This is a brilliant family game!! It's disturbingly cute, and with proper creative dialog between the ladybugs, it's quite hilarious for little kids when a ladybug refuses to swap colors. Additionally, with the distraction of children, it can actually be a little challenging to keep track of which ladybug likes which, an effect that is enhanced by ladybugs bowing out after they've gotten four other colors. In other words, you don't necessarily expose all the information quickly. In a family setting with at least one little kid (my two are 2¾ at this stage), this is a very fun little game! Also, except for a spinner that serves to randomly select a ladybug to go swapping and to provide tension from the game's enemy AI, the game is entirely choices and memory"