Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Snail's Pace Race

  Snail's Pace Race is a surprisingly fun game for kids of all ages. Grownups will appreciate how simple it is, and how quickly a game can be played.
  The playing pieces are nice-sized wooden snails that feel nice to hold. Two dice have colored circles on them. Players take turns rolling either one or two dice, then move the snails of the same color.
  The unique things about Snail's Pace Race is that no one player owns any one color of snail, so there is no winner or loser. All players are simply spectators to the race, and can cheer for a color if they choose. Older children could try to figure the probability of a certain snail winning. Several games could be played, and the results drawn on a chart. If you're creative, there are a lot of ways this simple game could be used for families to play together.
  For ages 3-7, 2-6 players (unlimited, really). Cost: About $20.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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