Friday, February 3, 2012

Family Time February - Mouse Trap

During the month of February, I am featuring games that our family has enjoyed over the years.  February is a great time of year to get cozy with your family and play some games.  I guarantee there will be lots of laughs and memories made.  

Another game from our childhood as well as one we enjoy now is MOUSETRAP.

Because the set up is more work for the parents, it may not always be our first choice, but it still is fun!  As you play and move around the board, you build pieces to the contraption.  You collect pieces of cheese to use as payment once the entire trap is built.  Then you try to trap another player's mouse in the mouse cage as you release a marble through the contraption maze.

 I remember when the boys were really little, they would get so excited to watch as the marble wound its way through every part of the maze and eventually dropped the cage on the potential mouse.  This game teaches patience for the building process, teaches the science of how to get the marble to drop to engage the next process, and is always good for laughs.

The game states it is for ages 6 +, but I expect most 6 year-olds would need help from a parent in building the maze.  The game is available on Amazon for $18.15.

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