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Cootie

by Hasbro

List Price: $10.99
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  • For Ages 3-6 yrs
  • Mix and match to create crazy critters
  • Perfect for younger children because there is no reading required
  • Two to Four players
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 5.4 x 5.4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00000IWDO
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 4782
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 6 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,707 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Warning: Choking hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Product Description

Product Description

Mix and match to create crazy critters; children may play solo or in groups. Each of four cooties assembles with 6 legs, mouth part, ears/hat, and eyes. Perfect for younger children because there is no reading required; parental instructions in English and Spanish. Manufacturer in the USA; die made in China. For 2 to 4 children ages 3 to 6 years.

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This classic game has been around for nearly half a century and is just as fun as ever. The bugs' faces are a bit goofier than before, but the object remains the same: to be the first to create your own Cootie. Just arrange the bug parts on the fold-out board and roll the die to win the parts you need. (Roll a 1 and pick a body, roll a 2 and select a head, roll a 3, etc.) Body parts are made of hard plastic and come in various mix-and-match colors. Small pieces are a danger to young children, so supervision is recommended. Instructions in English and Spanish. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews

Fun, family game for little kids!
Sarah
In some places it is too hard to fit the pieces in together for kids and other places they just fall out.
Jill
My 2-yr-old gets too frustrated to bother playing the game.
busy mom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

117 of 125 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
I recently ordered Milton Bradley's "Ants In The Pants" and "Cootie Bug" games for my 3 year old son. These games were a total blast from the past and I just had to get them when I saw them on your site. Ants In The Pants is great but Cootie Bug is NOT good for this age group. I was so disappointed because the game has too many little pieces, is a little more complicated than I remembered, and the game board was in pieces in minutes (flimsy cardboard). Suprisingly enough, my 3 year old son is really careful with his toys and is not "destructive" by any means. And although this toy was not expensive, it was a waste of money for his age group.
Just wanted to provide some feedback and possibly save some other parents some money. Wait until your kids are 4 or 5 for this one.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By xixiv on December 26, 2000
.... Cootie is a classic, but unfortunately the new cootie is not as good as the old. Each player used to have to get two eyes and two antennae. Now it is one set of eyes and one set of headtopping. So now your four year old sits and plays with fewer rewarding possibilities while waiting for the six sixes needed for the legs. Remarkably bad change in a great game for children of all ages. A great game because the little ones can win fair and square knowing that they got no help from the grown ups.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 2003
My kids 4 & 6 got this for Christmas. It is a classic game, but the parts, box and board are all much cheaper & flimsy than they used to be. The bugs are hard to get to stand up. It was somewhat frustrating for the kids if you followed the rules and had to roll a 1 and then a 2 with the dice to get started building the bug. When the 4 of us played it, some had their bug practically built and others were still waiting to even start and had not rolled the first required number. It doesn't always seem "fair" to the younger ones to see others so far ahead, strictly based on luck & roll of the die. There is no real skill or learning here in succeeding in playing the game and winning.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By L. Martin on September 29, 2005
This game designed for preschoolers is just plain fun. I don't know why the idea of putting together a bug should make one smile, but it does. I have always hated bugs, but I love this game and was sad when my girls thought they were too old to play any longer. So I have the Cootie game stashed away awaiting my in-the-future grandchildren to come play with me. And anyone who sees me putting together a bug for my own pleasure... well I deny that I still play with my cooties. I'm just checking to see if all the parts are there. Yeah, yeah, that's what I'm doing!

Cootie is a simple game and consists of a set of dice, enough bodies, heads, legs, tongues, antennae and eyes for four people to play. The object of the game is to roll the dice to see what body part you get. For example, if you roll a 1 you get the body, 2 is a head, etc. The player then snaps the pieces together to create their Cootie bug. The first player to have a whole Cootie put together is the winner, but a "whole" Cootie includes a body, head, two eyes, two antennae, six legs, and a curly tongue. Each of these body parts are brightly colored and you wont' build two alike. Two to four players can join in at a time. We have even combined a couple of games so more people can play!

This game is designed for children aged 3 - 6 years old, but adults and even teenagers seem to have fun while constructing the bug. Smaller children are often not interested in rolling the dice - they just want to build the Cootie bug. When I first introduced my girls to Cootie, they just snapped the pieces together and built a bug. Once they were about five years old, they were more interested in playing the actual game.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Kardohely on October 18, 2002
We purchased this game for my daughter. She is only 2 1/2, but we figured it would be fun to just try and put together the legs, eyes etc. My husband and I were so disappointed in this game. You just keep rolling for legs basically. The eyes are one unit now. The head kept falling off of the bodies. The lips on mine fell off throughout the entire game. None of us could get the legs into the holes without a huge effort. We knew that our daughter might have difficulty with the game at her age, but we never anticipated the trouble we would have. I would not waste my money on this game. It isn't one we be able to use in the future. The quality is very poor. They took a fun game and made it very frustrating.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By madison on January 7, 2005
I believe the game is fun but the pieces would not stay together. The head, body, legs, and antennae would keep falling off. This frustrated my children because they had to keep putting the pieces together after they already put them on and so it took the enjoyment out of the game. My children is 3 and 4 years old and my nephew is 6 years old.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2003
It gets frustrating for my 3 year old to roll the dice and not be able to add to his bug. He prefers to play with it as a bug building toy and not as the game itself.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mommyofchristopher on April 23, 2006
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It's simple and they can play on their own. No reading required. There is a large picture card made out of cardboard that the kids can refer to when they need to pick the pieces to create their bug. Each player roles a dice for body parts, and the first person to build their bug is the winner!!
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