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Posted: 4 weeks ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Rob Prior, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Coconuts is a dexterity game where you fire coconuts into cups using a Monkey launcher. Get the coconuts into the cups to add them to your pyramid. There's more skill (and cunning) than first appears as you can get coconuts into opponent's cups to steal them, or get special coloured cups for extra goes.

You play as a monkey, who is battling to become ruler of Monkey Mountain by capturing six plastic cups from the grid in the middle to build a pyramid. You do this by firing a Coconut piece from your monkey's home space into a cup, either in the middle or (more usefully) your opponents home space. When you get a coconut in a cup, you add it to your pile.

You and your opponents have to wrestle for control of the cups, capturing and losing cups as you slowly progress towards your goal. There are special coloured cups that give you extra goes, and six Magic cards that enable you to hinder your opponents. For example, the Guess Who? card means that you have to fire with your eyes closed for a turn.

So what starts as a friendly aiming and firing game, quickly becomes a too-and-fro battle for control of the cups. Each go you must decide between taking an easy shot for a neutral cups or risking a harder shot to take cups away from your opponent.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 5-7 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2013

Genres: Action, Dexterity and Push-Your-Luck

Pieces: Figures and Placeables

Developer: KBG Publishing (@KBGPublishing)

Players: 2-4

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 5 minutes to learn. The rules of this game are simple, so most of your learning time is spent on practising aiming and firing coconuts.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and half an hour to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

5-7 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need good physical dexterity to aim and fire the coconuts successfully.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

No cost data.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Coconuts Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@KBGPublishing) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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