It’s Summer and that means we’ve got extra free time together to play a number of fun games! My family of four enjoys games all sorts of them! But sometimes it can be a challenge to find those that both my 3 1/2 year old son and 6 year old daughter can play together during family game time. However we’ve recently discovered a game called Kitten Caboodle by Educational Insights that both of them easily understand and enjoy!
The idea of Kitten Caboodle is to adopt cats. To adopt the cats in the game players must collect the three items that one of the cat card features that sits in the center of the table. Whomever has the most cats at the end of the game wins. It plays somewhat like Go Fish. Players will have a turn and ask any other player for a specific cat item such as a scratching pole, mouse toy, pet bed, ball of yarn, and so on. If the player has a match for one of the cats on the table, they will adopt that cat and continue their turn until they don’t have anymore matches and the player to their left will start their turn. The games ends when all the cats are adopted. The player with the most cats at the end of the game wins!
What’s Included with the game are 7 Die-cut cats with plastic stands, 28 Playing cards, and game instructions. All the pieces are very durable and will probably hold up well. The box the game comes in has separate spaces for the pieces within. The box itself is very strong and doesn’t take up a ton of space at all! The instructions are also very easy to follow in explanation and illustrations in learning how to play. The game is compact enough to take along with you perhaps when visiting a relative or when taking a Summer vacation.
When my children play this game, they are learning good sportsmanship by taking turns, not flashing their cards everywhere, and sharpening their communication skills. The game promotes developing their matching and counting skills. My kids seem to enjoy playing this one and I really like they both understand how to play. It’s a great beginner game in my opinion to start sharpening their gaming skills for games that are more challenging to play in years to come. Game play takes about 1/2 hour, age recommendations are ages 5 and up, and it’s suggested to play with 2-4 people.
Overall we enjoyed this game and would certainly recommend it if you are looking for a sort of Go Fish type of game. It’s great if you love cats too!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.