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Spears Wobbling Chef

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Manufacturer: Spears / Type: Board Game

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      03.01.2012 23:15
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      Mummy might need that wine bottle after a few games of this.

      This game was bought for my 3 year old son. From the information that came with it, it was from Tesco as the instructions have the Tesco logo on the box. The idea of this game is a very simple one for 2-3 players, and aimed at children aged 4 plus. This age recommendation seems a good one to me as my 3 year old could not be as gentle as required, so quickly ran out of patience with it. My 5 year old could manage to be more gentle, but it is a very quick game that is over quite quickly. The box says 10 minutes for a game, but I would say less than 5.

      Included in the box is all you need for the game. The wobbly chef is a solid piece with slightly rounded feet which make him teeter from side to side. There are then 2 plastic plates to sit on his hands. the way his hands are outstretched, the plate sits firmly on his fingers.

      There are then 12 pieces of food - 6 different types, 2 of each type, which are mini roast chickens, bottles of wine, cakes, pizza, plates of spaghetti,and a hamburger. The game came with a sheet of stickers which were to put onto the 2 bottles of wine, and also the dice that came with the game. This is a bit weird looking, and instead of numbers, there are pictures of the 6 different types of food.

      The aim of the game is to roll the dice, then whatever it lands on, you put that item onto one of the plates. If both of that item are already placed on the plates, you are supposed to take the item back off the plate. The tricky part is you are only allowed to use one hand, and you are not allowed to lie items down or put them on top of each other.

      The idea is good, and it is a fun little game, but it has a bit of a cheap plasticky feel to it and topples over very quickly. We can't seem to manage to get more than 3 pieces on each plate before the whole thing toppled over and the game was done. It is ok for the price of £4.97 though.

      It is amusing for a short while, but not something you want to play over and over again in one play session.
      It requires some concentration and a light handedness that not all children possess, so I would say buy it for children who don't get upset when they can't do something, and have some degree of an attention span.

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