but I didn’t want to use up all my ink and print it. This did put me off a bit, because I would keep having to go back to my computer to check when we first started playing and I couldn’t seem to keep the rules straight.
The directions are a little confusing, but not in how they are written, just in the number of different cards and what each card means and trying to retain all that information when you play the first few times. The number of points and the place from where the points are taken (the middle pile, the player to your right, any player of your choice) varies depending on the card . Once I could retain all of that, the game became much easier and faster.
Although it is a game geared for 6 years and up, my 4 year old enjoys it a lot. Truthfully, I think it has something to do with having little plastic cats and dogs to collect as you play your cards. I admit that my husband and I enjoy that part too.
I do occasionally have to remind her how many points to gather for certain cards as we play but one thing I like about the point system is that dogs are worth 2 points and cats only 1. When your daughter only wants dogs, she quickly learns about trading in her cat to pick up two dogs when she needs 3 points. What a great way to get some extra math practice.
If you would like to purchase this game, R&R games is offering a coupon code: CREW20 for 20% off any purchase from their website until the end of the year.
Company: R&R Games
Product: Flea Circus
Ages: 6 and up (my 4 year old could play as long as I told reminded her how many points to pick up)
Number of Players: 2 to 6
Other products by R&R Games: card games, family games, party games, and strategy games
Disclosure: I am a member of TOS and I was given this product free for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. To see what other members of the Crew thought click the picture below.