Posted: 2 weeks ago, last updated 2 days ago.
You play as an exterminator tasked with removing a bug from the kitchen. To start you release a small self-propelled robot insect (Hexbug Nano), into a 3D maze made of cutlery that can be rotated to change to possible routes. But you're only allowed to rotate a specific piece of cutlery when you roll the corresponding shape on the dice. So each turn you have to try and get the bug closer to your side of the board, by creating a path that forces it out of the door nearest to you.
As you play, you take turns to rotate the cutlery, shifting the maze and creating paths for the ever-moving insect that drive it back and forth around the board. To win, you get the insect to your assigned door but all the while block other people's paths. Each turn becomes a back and forth of action and counter action as the bug whizzes around the maze.
It is the erratic nature of the bug that creates the joy in this game. You need to act quickly, rolling your dice and making your move with speed, so that you can affect the path of the bug before it sets off towards someone else's home space and you lose. Sometimes when you think you have it all sorted, the bug jags off in an unexpected direction and you have to wait for your turn to try again.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
5-7 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have the physical dexterity to rotate the Cutlery pieces and be able to work out how to create a path for the insect to follow.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds. This game contains a robot insect bug, which replicates the movement of a real bug.
We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Bugs in the Kitchen Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RavensburgerNA) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
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