Christmas is fast approaching and as part of our run up to Christmas we are going to be sharing with you some gift guides. As part of this we are sent quite a lot of games to try out. The latest game we were sent was called Bugs In The Kitchen by Ravensburger. We actually vlogged our entire experience for you too see exactly how the game works.
What is Bugs In The Kitchen?
There’s a pesky little bug in the kitchen! And it’s not just any bug – it’s a HEXBUG® nano®, scuttling around the game board! Quick – can you catch it in the trap? By turning knives, forks and spoons you can direct the bug into the trap. Throw the die to discover which utensils you can turn. Catch the bug in the trap and earn a token – the first player to collect 5 tokens wins the game. A fun-to-play family game suitable for 2-4 players, aged 6 years upwards. Average playing time 20 minutes
We all settled down on the living room floor ready to play and opened up the box. What we didn’t realise was that it takes quite a bit of setting up so if you have smaller children playing you might want to set it up before hand to save them hanging around for you to do it meaning more fun times for them.
Once all the pieces were in place we were ready to play, we are quite competitive in our family so for us this game is the kind of game that can keep up our fun but competitive streaks.
The game itself was very easy to understand so much so I actually think that despite it having an age of 6+ my 3-year-old Freddie would possibly understand the rules with ease and be able to join in ( I am yet to try him but definitely will give him a go)
We played with ages from 8 – 57 years and everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing the game, it is very fast paced and exciting, I also loved the fact that you have to try to think quickly of your move. Ellie seemed to have a particular talent for pre-planning making her win the majority of our games.
To play you roll the dice which tells you if you should move a knife, fork or spoon. If you get a question mark then you can move any piece. As soon as the dice show you must move a piece as quickly as possible with the aim of the game being to get the bug into your trap. The first player to 5 wins.
Annabelle especially loved the game and found the whole concept fun and exciting she even commented how she would have like it to have more traps for more players. We played for quite a while and nobody was in a rush to stop playing once we had started. It is an extremely addictive and fun game.
Would we recommend it?
We would most definitely recommend it, in particular to families with younger children although we did all really enjoy playing as you can tell from our video.
*We were given the board game Bugs In The Kitchen in exchange for an open and honest review.