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Revised Rules Make It A Success,
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I bought this game for my daughter's 5th bday because she's been on a Red Riding Hood kick. My daughters (5 & 6) own a couple of these Eeboo spinner games. They're excellent quality for the money and they encourage imagination. However, I must say we've changed the rules.
Eeboo rules are standard: Spin the spinner, then pick an item from the category you land on. If you already have one of that item, you lose a turn. If you land on "lose a turn", you lose a turn. Then, it's the next player's turn to try to land on an item. When we play by the Eeboo rules, these spinner games are TORTUROUS. Inevitably, we'd sit around for 20 minutes frustrated while someone tried to land on some needed category.
Here's our "House Rules" and we play these games several times a week.
1. Youngest goes first.
2. Youngest spins and lands on a category, such as "Hero." Youngest picks "Hero" FIRST, then player to left picks a "Hero" around the circle until EVERYONE has a Hero.
3. Next player spins and lands on a category, such as "Magical Object." Now, THAT player gets to pick FIRST, then around in the circle until every player has a "Magical Object."
4. IGNORE "Lose a Turn." Just spin again.
5. If you land on a category that's already been chosen, just spin again.
6. When you're down to the very last category (ie everything except "Treasure" has been picked) that player simply picks their "Treasure" first, then everyone else picks a "Treasure." We don't sit around spinning for hours until the person actually lands on "Treasure."
7. Now for what makes this game a hit--you use your pieces to make up a story. According to Eeboo, only the "winner" gets to make up a story about their pieces. Our House Rules say EVERYONE takes a turn making up a story about their pieces. This is the best part of the game, it's fun to hear what my girls come up with.
We use this same version of rules for the Eeboo Dress Up game. Some people might not be into "changing rules", but for use it's made the games a lot more "kid friendly" and fun.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2012 10:41:29 AM PDT
Joseph DR says:
Thanks for your House Rules, Lisa. So much better!
Posted on Jan 27, 2014 2:26:39 PM PST
Lisa, I love your rules! Have you thought of writing to e-Boo, as I think you are right, your rules are so much more kid-friendly!! Thanks for sharing!
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