One very delightful board game that we discovered for SwagsGiving is French Toast Forgets His Lunch. This is a game from the Haywire Group. The game is a very simple one to pick up and play. It has lots of colorful game pieces and even comes with an story book. The story is all about how French Toast forgot his lunch one day and all the other kids in school shared a bit of their lunches with him so that he had plenty to eat.
The game allows the players to relive that day and help out French Toast. There are four characters that you can play as: Cupcake, Tater, Donut and Baco. There is also a French Toast Character but he goes in the French Toast logo circle and the winner of the game gets to go in the circle with him because by winning the game your character is the one who helps out French Toast. Each player picks a character and then places that character on the game board on the piece of food that they like best. Play starts with the youngest player and goes clockwise around the table. Up to four players can play.
The game is excellent for pre-school children because they can learn matching skills, counting skills and pattern recognition skills. They learn matching skills because they have a Lunch Box in front of them with nine food spaces. When a character lands on a food space any player who has that food in their lunch box matches the food item and puts it on their row. The food is split into Drinks, Snacks and Meals. Drinks are Yellow, Snacks are Blue and Meals are Red. In order to win the player must get a line going vertically, horizontally or diagonally with one of each food type on it.
The night we introduced this game to Eva we played four times in a row and I think it only took us about 30 minutes total. That included the time it took me to read the directions as well. Eva then played the game by herself for a bit the next morning and played again with Allison that night. We played again another night and at this point Eva was making up new rules to the game like each player got to choose two lunch boxes and they only won if they got three in a row on each lunch box. Also French Toast got to play the game and another character got to be helped. The game is a really very sweet one and filled with good natured fun. A perfect addition to the Family Game night board games you may already have.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this toy to review and blog about as well as give away as part of the SwagsGiving Event. Opinions about the toy are 100% my own.
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