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My kids LOVE Beanie Boos, and they both have a collection, so I knew they would love the TY Beanie Boos Friends Game!
The plushies are lost on the game board and Peanut needs your help to find them. Different colors and shapes make your task exciting. Learning about colors, shapes and numbers is fun with cuddly Ty toys!
This is a cute, simple game for kids ages 3-6, and is for 2-6 players. It is easy to figure out the rules of play and set up the game. There is a main playing board, and each player chooses a board with a Beanie Boo character. Everyone takes turn rolling the die (we start with the youngest player). You move the Beanie Elephant around the board, and depending on the shape you land on, you pick a piece and see if it matches the color and shape on your board.
First person to fill their three shapes wins!
My kids were super excited to get this game. It sets up so quickly and is very easy to understand, so there is no confusion when it comes to playing. That also makes it great for playing with friends, especially because the kids can explain it.
For younger kids, this is a great way to reinforce things like matching colors and shapes. It can also be a bit of a memory game if you see a piece someone has picked up that you either need or are trying to avoid picking up.
The game can surprisingly take a while to complete. When we first got it, I had thought the game play might be over in just a matter of minutes, but the game can stretch on for a while. There were times the kids were impatient for the game to end, but only because they were being impatient, as I felt the game play time was good.
If your kids are younger and more easily frustrated, there were occasions we sorted out game pieces as they were revealed to both reduce frustration and also to speed up the game. In other words, the pieces the kids didn’t want to pick up again went face down on a certain part of the board so that they didn’t pick up the same ones over and over. Alternatively, you could make it more challenging, and put the pieces back and mix them up so that it is less about memory and more about chance.
Overall, this is a cute game especially if your kids are into Beanie Boos!
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