a refreshingly simple new action game for tinies, from Drumond Park
Games. The vibrant and characterful Barbecue Party (rrp £19.99, age
4+) is a truly delightful game of anticipation, nerve and dexterity
which will have the younger members of the family begging to play - time
and time again! And it’s completely portable - so easily packed for
playdates, holidays and visits to the grandparents.
In the box you get a smiley
red BBQ grill, a pile of playing cards, colourful pieces of bug-eyed
‘food’ and BBQ tongs. Each child takes it in
turn to oh-so-carefully remove or place different foods on the grill,
depending on the card they have picked. It could show a colourful,
smiley chicken drum stick, fish, cob of corn, tomato, mushroom, red
pepper or broccoli spear.
If the relevant
piece of food is on the grill already, they take it off (using the tongs
or their fingers) and put it on the matching card. If the piece of food
isn’t on the grill, the fun really begins - and the player has to
ever-so-gently position it there.
Maybe… but when the grill is inadvertently shaken or the load just gets
all the assembled food dramatically catapults into the air, causing
gasps and giggles all round -
and that player loses a card!
The first player
to collect three or four matching cards and pieces of food (agreed at
the beginning of the
game and depending on age) wins the game - and is crowned the official
Barbecue Party Master Chef!
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