Chicken Cha Cha Cha
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- For 2-4 players
- 20 minute playing time
- Family board game
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Short-term memory is an important aspect of this game. Which is part of what makes it such a good family game. Considering whose memory is shorter term, it's very likely that they'll have at least as good a chance at winning as you.
The real fun of the game, however, comes from chasing each other around a board of thick, cardboard, egg-shape tiles. There are four wooden chickens (two are supposed to be roosters, but that's where the game begins to get abstract). Each of these chickens have appropriately located places where one can put tail feathers - wooden sticks topped by egg-shaped balls, each corresponding to a chicken color.
Then there are the thick, cardboard, octagonal tiles which are placed face-down, and surrounded by the egg track. The images on these tiles correspond to images on the eggs.
You place your wooden chicken with its one wooden tail feather anywhere on the egg track. When it's your turn, you first have to find the octagonal tile that matches the egg tile in front of your chicken. If you are correct, you move your chicken to that tile, and go again, trying to guess which octagon matches the egg tile that is now in front of you. You can play in teams, even - which makes it more fun, and more likely that your collective recollection might be good enough to find which octagon matches which egg tile.
If you get immediately behind someone else's chicken, and it's still your turn, you can, if you can identify the octagon tile that matches the egg tile that is in front of the opponent's chicken, jump over that chicken, and get his or her proverbial tail feather.Read more ›
The memory for all 12 images may be challenging for younger players at first, but you can always adapt the game to start with a subset of the game (say half - 6 images, 12 eggs) and add a few more later to build from there. Eventually, the older kids want to get in on the fun, and you will find yourself adding more back in to include the whole group.
You could also give the younger players a handicap of 2-3 turns hunting for a tile, while keeping the older kids at one guess each to balance out their abilities... great because you can adapt it as you need to.
If you get a chance to find one - its worth picking up. Two thumbs up here.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Truly great kids' game. Beautiful and whimsically-illustrated parts. Quick to learn. Fun mechanism. Kids as young as 3 or 4 can likely play. Read morePublished 29 days ago by David Goldhaber
One of those memory games that allows the youngest child in the family to be a GodPublished 1 month ago by Heather Schwartz
What a sweet game, we play for hours or just 15 min and it is still fun. :)Published 3 months ago by Pete
Wonderful game to play with our 6 year old granddaughters. Well made to last and the girls have excellent memories and beat us a lot!Published 6 months ago by Cathie Ming
Memory and tag/Trouble rolled into one game. We laughed and laughed. This is a great game.Published 7 months ago by tnqst6
Love this game! Played it in France with a 3,7 and 9 year old...it was their favourite game and I can't wait to play it with my kidsPublished 7 months ago by Sinbinsinjin
It's a great game. It gets really exciting at times too! Particularly when you're being run down by another chicken and just can't seem to remember where the next matching image is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrg09