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Cheese Louise

Cheese Louise

Fall 2013 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Fat Brain Toys
Price: $12.95

Cheese Louise is an entertaining game for one to four players ages six years and up. The game includes twenty-two slices of sturdy foam cheese, twenty-four double-sided pieces of bread (puzzle cards), and one piece of plain bread, which is used to cover puzzle cards not in play.

Each player receives a bread card, and the pile of remaining cards is covered with the plain piece and set to the side. The cheese is piled in the middle of the playing area and players race to find the cheese that "matches" their bread. The first one to do so keeps his or her bread while the others return theirs to the pile. The game continues until a player has five slices of bread (wins five rounds).

The game is unique and entertaining; it encourages both cooperative and independent play, good sportsmanship, pattern recognition, and pattern matching. Families will appreciate that children of different ages can play this game together on a fairly level playing field.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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