Wednesday, August 31, 2011

R & R Games


Several weeks ago, the Crew received some fun games from R & R Games for review.  My kids absolutely love new games, and these two were no exception. 

860-lay Flea Circus is for 2-6 players, ages 6 and up. STEP RIGHT UP! Calling all Cats and Dogs! The Flea Circus is about to begin! It's a wild time under the Big Top as dogs and cats race from one show to the next. Players use their best Flea Circus acts to attract the most cats and dogs. Play your cards right and you can steal the audience away from your neighbor! But watch out for the Animal Catcher... He'll snatch your cats and dogs away! With all this excitement, how's a Flea Ring Circus supposed to keep up? When all the cats and dogs are gone, whoever ends up with the most animals at their show wins the game!

915-lay Pig Pile is for 3-6 players, ages 7 and up. The jig's up! The pig squealed! Over 39 Pink Pigs crammed into a little box! Now it's up to you to let them out!  No mud slinging allowed in this fast-paced family game where players compete to corral the most pigs. Get rid of your cards first and be awarded the prime pile of pigs. Sounds easy, but pigs can be slippery! The more cards you have, the better your chances of calling out HogWash! and clearing away the deck! But don't hog the cards too long or you'll get stuck. The player with the largest stockpile of swine after the final round wins. Quick thinking and clever card play determine how high you'll heap your hogs.

Gracie (11) is our big game player.  She’s always the one to grab up the new games and start reading the instructions.  She quickly figured out how to play both of these and went on to teach the rest of us.  Ian is only 5, but he was easily able to play Flea Circus with a little bit of assistance. 

While both games are fun, our personal preference was definitely Flea Circus.  It’s a bit simpler to play and takes less time.  Pig Pile reminds me of a variation of U-No, with more rules to remember and longer game play. 

Both games come in very sturdy boxes.  They are packaged very neatly and are very compact.  We recently bought a camper, and all decided that these will both become camping games, as they don’t take up much room but will provide hours of entertainment for us. 

I’d recommend either game.  Each sells on the R&R Games website for $15.95 each.  While there, be sure to check out all the other neat-looking games.  The game that started it all – Riddles & Riches – looks like one that Gracie would love!

Have you played any of the R&R Games?  If so, I’d love to hear about them! You can read what the Crew has to say about R&R Games and lots of other great products at the Crew Blog.


Wendy R said...

We've certainly been enjoying Flea Circus here....and I've been thinking Pig Pile (or maybe one or two other games on the site) might be fun Christmas gifts! I like that they are fun, and simple enough for my little guy to play, too.

Jennifer said...

Flea circus does sound fun, too. It is great finding new games the kids enjoy together.

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