While I was at Blog On Xmas in September, one of the brands that I met there was University Games.
I stopped at their stall for a while, played a few of their games and they kindly sent me two, the pleasingly named Yeti in my Spaghetti (for the kids) and Staccups (for us), for review.
Staccups is a fun family game, and I’ve reviewed it here.
Yeti in my Spaghetti is a children’s game aimed at players aged 4 and up.
The game, which is for a minimum of 2 players, comes in very attractive packaging featuring a big bowl of spaghetti and a plastic yeti. Inside is a big red plastic bowl, strands of plastic ‘spaghetti’ and of course the yeti.
You set the game up by placing the spaghetti on top of the bowl at random and then placing the yeti on the top.
Player by player, you each take a noodle and the person who makes the yeti fall into the bowl loses the game.
Easy for even the smallest to follow, the game is a fun twist on similar games I played as a kid. Obviously the older the players, the more strategic the game and the more you have to consider your moves carefully. With older children you would often be left with the yeti hanging from a single strand of spaghetti, but with a four year old they just take spaghetti until they lose, and then laugh, and then it is very simple to set it all up again for another round.
Here is a round of Yeti in my Spaghetti played with my four year old:
We really enjoyed playing Yeti in my Spaghetti. It all fits back into the box easily and is really simple to set up and play, even for small children. The game and the packaging is appealing, the yeti is cute and the kids love playing!
We received Yeti in my Spaghetti from University Games for the purposes of this review but words and pictures are my own. You can follow University Games on Twitter here. Staccups is available to buy from good toy retailers or from Amazon here.