La cucaracha, la cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar.
Porque no tiene, porque le falta,
Dinero para gastar.
Bugs in the kitchen" or La Cucaracha from Ravensburger.
The first time we opened the box, we discovered a HEXBUG Nano inside it. Turn on the tiny switch, and eeek, it runs so fast. Catch it if you can.
The rules are simple enough. You start in the middle of the board, which is built like a maze of knives, forks and spoons. The bug begins its escape from the middle of the board, vibrating, turning around and finding ways to get out of the maze.
All the cutlery pieces move around, so you can trap the hex bug or encourage it to move around the board. Roll the dice, then turn the spoon or knife or fork (whichever appears on the dice) at 90 degrees. If you are lucky to trap the bug, you get a bug token, and the board is reset for the bug to begin its escape again.
Once a player traps the pesky hex bug five times, the game ends. So, that's the rules.
This is an exciting and fun board game, which could be enjoyed by the whole family. My little man and I were in stitches, trying to trap the bug.
The HEXBUG Nano is a little piece of minimalist art. Sadly, the battery didn't last very long. We had this game for about a couple of weeks, and though we didn't play every day, it already needs a new battery. The board game is supposed to come with a spare battery. I searched high and low, and couldn't find it. It's quite possible we discarded it with the packaging, so once you open the box, make sure you've found the spare battery, and keep it somewhere safe.
This board game will make a lovely present for a child's birthday, or even a gift for Father's day so that your partner and kid(s) could enjoy playing together. I can promise you lots of laughter.
Disclosure: I received the game for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are Eddie's and mine.