Gamewright's Dog Dice, a Bingo game with a variety of lovable canine personalities, is an addictive pleasure for both kids and adults. Rather than numbers, the playing boards are decorated with squares depicting four dogs eating, frolicking with their child-owner, groveling for food, and getting into mischief. The title refers to the two dice that act as command central of the game: one die features the four distinctive dogs (Gizmo the mutt, Stretch the dachshund, Gigi the poodle, and McDuff the Scottie); the second die displays elements of a dog's life (pictures of a bone, food dish, the kid, a doghouse, plus the word trouble
). Players match the two dice to a square on their boards--Gizmo in his doghouse, for example--then mark that picture with a small cardboard bone. The first to get a row of marked squares yells "Hot Dog!" and wins. In an ingenious twist, one can also achieve "Hot Dog!" by marking, canine-style, the four corners of one's playing board. The only drawback to this enchanting game is that there are only four boards in the set, thus limiting the number of players. Winner of awards from Dr. Toy and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. Dog Dice is for two to four players.
Gizmo's in trouble. McDuff is in the dog house. Roll the dice and see what the dogs are up to now... Match the two dice to a square on your bingo board, then mark that square with a bone. It's not easy to sniff out the mischief! Roll "Dog Gone" and, doggonit, you forfeit a bone. The first to mark four squares in the corners or four squares in a row wins. Hot dog! Dog Dice is a great game for families to play together. You can win no matter what your age. All you need is a keen eye, a sense of humor, and a little luck. Dog Dice is lots of fun, but it also helps build critical learning skills, like visual scanning and discrimination. If you're mathematically minded, try to figure out possibilities of different picture combinations. (We'll start you out - it's twice as easy to roll Gizmo or Stretch as it is to roll McDuff or Gigi.) The social skills the game teaches are just as important, though. There's no better way to learn the value of patience, discipline, and good sportsmanship than to play a great game! enhances the following skills * Visual Discrimination * Matching * 2 to 4 players * Playing time: about 15 minutes