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      28.02.2001 01:07
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      In this game you may end up watching Grandma lie on the floor pretending to be a dying fly! I'm sure you will agree that it is worth buying this game just to see that! This is usually my children's first choice out of the toy cupboard with good reason. It is a game for 2-6 players and is sold as suitable for ages 5+. I disagree with this age range as my youngest has been playing this game since he was 3 and loving every minute of it. The 5+ probably refers to the age that children can play this independently as reading is involved. The game consists of a game board, 6 playing pieces, 50 blue cards, 50 red cards, 18 orange cards, 1 die, and a set of easy to follow instructions. The game board is robust, very colourful and depicts a track that is made up of different coloured squares. The object of the game is to move along the track completing tasks and challenges. The winner is the player who reaches the end first, this takes approximately 25 minutes. Like many other games the problem of who goes first is solved by the players' taking it in turns to throw the die, the highest score wins. The first player then rolls the die again and moves their little man forward along the squares on the track accordingly. What happens next depends on the colour of the square that is landed on. If it is green the player stays where he/she is and it is the next person's turn. If it is red, blue or orange they must pick up a card of the corresponding colour. Now the fun really begins. Orange are the chance cards consisting of miss a turn, have another go or move on 2 squares. Red are acting and miming cards and blue are activity cards. On each of the red and blue cards there is a choice of either A or B, A being the easier option. When we play we usually end up doing all of the tasks, as the kid's can't choose between them. Some examples of the tasks are; Red A. Pretend to be a ghost <
      br>B. Pretend to be a robot Blue A. Lie on your back and touch your toes B. Lie on your back and pretend to be a dying fly Another one is don't smile or laugh until your next turn, which is impossible when Grandma gets to be a dying fly while you are trying to keep a straight face! As a reward for trying hard or completing the task the player can then move on two spaces. If they fail to do it they stay where they are. Whichever happens the play passes on to the next player with the game continuing this way until someone wins or wets themselves from laughing so much. Take it from me this can happen especially if you have a hysterical 5 year old!! Whatever Next is the perfect family game that results in lots of fun and laughter. Children will also use their imaginations and gain self-confidence while playing. This game is available from Early Learning Centres and costs £7, but in my opinion it is priceless.


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