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Chuggington Traintastic Cargo Game

Chuggington Traintastic Cargo Game

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Wonder Forge Inc.
Price: $14.99

This game begins promisingly, its components including colorful cards, a familiar set of train themed characters, and a spinner. Players enthusiastically helped an adult put it together, assembling the box cars and dividing the cargo pieces evenly amongst the containers. Though our 3-year-old tester can play other board games, this one was too difficult for him. When we tried to explain how to play, he was confused. He still had fun, though, as we made up our own game, where we'd spin the spinner and use it for the Twister board, play Memory with the Vee cards, or do simple grouping games, where we would put all the blue boxes in one container and the red triangles in another, etc.

All told, this game is priced quite reasonably at $14.99, and older children enjoyed playing and trying to fill their train cars with collected pieces. The 5- and 7-year-old testers especially loved it.

Melissa Barbagallo Davis   ©2011 Parents' Choice

Look for this product at:
Wonder Forge Inc.
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
Available on iTunes

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