Guest Author - Lynn Little
Ages 4 and up
Players 2 to 5
Playing time 15 minutes
Froggie Boogie is a game that features baby frogs who have to behave as long as their parents have a watchful eye on them. The baby frogs like to dance around the lily pads, but their fun is interrupted when a parent catches them. The game is simple fun for young children.
Froggie Boogie is an all wooden game from Blue Orange Games. It features nine color adult two-toned frogs and five solid colored baby frogs. The game also comes with one large lily pad, 12 smaller lily pads, and a set of wooden eyes for each frog. One eye has a picture of a frog and the other is blank. Set up the lily pads in a circle and put the adult frogs inside the circle. Place a set of eyes onto each frog.
All baby frogs begin on the large lily pad. The youngest player begins by rolling the two dice that feature colors of the adult frogs. Find the frog that is the color of the two dice. Then choose one of the eyes and reveal the bottom to the group. If it is blank, then the Mama and Daddy frog do not see the baby frog. The baby frog leaps to the next lily pad. The player rolls again and chooses an eye. As long as it is blank, they advance the baby frog to the next lily pad. When the frog symbol is displayed, then your turn ends and the next person rolls the dice. The first player to make it back to the large lily pad wins the game.
Even though the recommended age is four, younger children with parents' supervision will probably enjoy this one, too. We played this with our almost two year old and with a little help, she would know which frog to choose an eye from and we helped her move her piece around the lily pads. We would cheer when one of our baby frogs could move, which she really enjoyed taking part in. It was a lot of fun to play a game that has all wooden pieces that she can handle without any fear of it breaking.
Froggie Boogie is fun for young kids and fun for parents. The all wooden pieces make Froggie Boogie a very sturdy game that will last for years.
I received a review copy from Blue Orange Games. This is my honest opinion of the game.