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Living in rural Vermont, I love farms and barnyard animals, so I knew I would enjoy the new barnyard card game, Rooster Run, by Blue Orange Games. It doesn’t get much cuter than a barn full of roosters and chickens hunting for perfect earthworms. Thank you, Blue Orange Games, for sending a product for review. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Rooster Run Barnyard Card Game
Get ready to hunt for love, as you dig up worthy worms to woo the hearts of the hens on the farm! Rooster Run is a twist of a memory game where you are a strapping young rooster ready to peck your way to that dear hen’s prize worm and win her heart. Flip over earth tiles to find the perfect dinner. After you find two worthy worms, end the round by calling out “Cock-a-doodle-doo!!” and score points for correct matches. But don’t be too hasty! If you call out too soon without your prize worm, prepare for heartbreak and lose your dinner!
- 6 Rooster Rings
- 32 Chicken Cards
- 12 Sweetheart Cards
- 40 Earthworm Tokens
- 8 Broken Heart Chips
- Illustrated Rules
Rooster Run is recommended for ages seven and up, although to be honest, I enjoyed playing it myself. I think it would make a great family game for anyone who enjoys card games. This game can be played by two to six players. Rooster Run helps to reinforce the following skills in children:
- Processing speed
- Fine motor skills
- Visual perception
- Focus and attention.
Rooster Run is a fun, fast-paced game that takes about 10 minutes to play per game. You are attempting to match the correct earthworm token to the chicken cards that are face up on the table in front of you. Of course, it’s not quite that simple because you are supposed to make chicken pecking sounds while searching for the correct tokens. As if that wasn’t silly enough, you announce that you’ve found two matches by calling “Cock-a-doodle-do!” and each player wears a plastic chicken ring on their index finger to put them in the proper mood.
The game proceeds for four separate rounds and at that point, players score their chicken cards and count up the points. The player with the most points wins. Like most Blue Orange games, there are several different variations you can use to make the game easier for younger children or challenging for older children.
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