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Grab Bag

Grab Bag

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Haba
Price: $20.00
Each player gets a drawstring bag containing twelve gloriously-colored pieces of wood shaped like stars, moon, candy, and pasta, as well as plain geometrics. The first player pulls one shape out of his/her bag; the others reach into their own bags (without peeking) to feel for the same piece. The first who succeeds earns a card with a picture of that shape. When all the cards are gone the game is over, and the player who has collected the most cards is the winner.

The game takes about ten minutes to play, but if your players are like our testers, they will be clamoring to play over and over again. One of the delights of this game, which was produced for international markets, is the way its name translates in other languages. Our testers particularly enjoyed saying the German (Potzblitz) and British (Cor, Blimey!).

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2004 Parents' Choice

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