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Papa Bear

Papa Bear

Fall 2006 Games
Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $8.00
Here's a new twist on color-matching games. The story line is that Papa Bear's son always chooses the wrong color hat, coat or boots when he's getting dressed. Papa Bear gives his son directions on how to switch the colors, and players compete to find the outfit with the correct colors.

The game starts with 12 Bear Cards, numbered from 1 to 12, arranged in a circle. Each card shows Papa Bear's son wearing an outfit with a different combination of colors. A card is picked from a separate deck called Number Cards. The number tells which Bear Card has the wrong outfit, and the uncolored picture on back shows which two items of clothing must be switched. Players must be sharp-eyed to find the bear wearing the correct outfit— with two colors switched and the third remaining the same. The first player who calls the number of the Bear Card wearing the correct outfit keeps that card as a scoring point. The first player to earn six number cards wins the game.

The game can be played by 2 to 5 players.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2006 Parents' Choice

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