Ceaco/Gamewright has lots of games and puzzles.
Here are the two I want to tell you about today!
The Big Fat Tomato Game – Competitive tomato farming in this hilarious family game, complete with mini tomatoes and a shelf-popping tin package. This game surely is " Ripe for the Pickin!", read more about the game and it's inventor Casey Grove on Gamewright's GAMEBLOG
The concept of collecting produce in competition works well, and it is taken to new heights with the ability to impede the competition with attacks. Cards carry agrarian titles like “Bumper Crop” and “Troublesome Weeds”, and a few are named with Gamewright’s cartoony touch that gives unique flavor to their games, such as “Remote Control Mole” and “Hey, Look! It’s a Flying Hippo!” The cards were the cutest part of the game, and I love that it encourages thinking skills and is a brain exercise in and of itself.
Sink your teeth into this juicy game of fierce tomato farming! Try to harvest the most tomatoes while defending your patch from a garden variety of intruders like weeds, varmints, and even the dastardly tomato zombie. Oh, and did we mention flying hippos?! Haul the most tomatoes to market by the end of the game and you're a slice above the competition!
We knew this game was ripe for the picking from the moment we opened the prototype and saw the little fuzzy “tomatoes” that came inside. Between the whimsical array of tomato-themed cards and the hilarious artwork, you’ll never think of tomato farming the same way again! Hopefully this will become a new kind of family heirloom. By the way, it shouldn’t surprise you that the game’s creator, Casey Grove, is actually a farmer!
The games is challenging enough that it is seriously addictive. I feel at the price of this game at: $17.99 is more than reasonable. BUY now on Shopatron - Gamewright: Big Fat Tomato Game
The next game was called Elephant's Trunk
Elephant’s Trunk – A cute pre-school game with nice wood pieces and mini tin “suitcases”.
Elephant's Trunk is a whimsical looking game that starts out innocent, but can get pretty charged!
We love it. She especially loved opening and closing the cases. Super cute game that worked really well for us. Gamewright has been bringing out the hits!
BUY now on Shopatron - Gamewright: Elephants Trunk Game ($14.99)
Elephant’s Trunk, published by Gamewright, is comprised of 24 Clothing tokens (6 socks, 6 shirts, 6 boxers, and 6 hats), 4 Trunk tins (1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green, and 1 red), 1 Emmet the Elephant figurine, and 1 wooden six-sided die. All the game components are very durable and colorful too!
The object of the game is to help Emmet (the elephant) pack his trunks for vacation. The first player to pack all of his/her clothes wins….but there’s a little mouse just waiting to mess up your packing plans
To set up the game, set out the 4 Trunk tins and arrange them in a circle, making sure they are empty. Now separate the Clothing tokens into four different stacks, one stack per item of clothing. Depending on the number of game participants, give each player a number of Clothing tokens. Any tokens not used are discarded for the duration of the game.
Last, hand the Emmet the Elephant figurine to one player to place in front of any Trunk and hand the six-sided die to the first player.
Let’s Get Packing!
The game is played with each player rolling the six-sided die and taking an action based on the die roll result. Once the action is resolved, the die is passed to the next player to the left. This continues until Emmet is packed.
The die results will require the player to do one of the following on their turn:
Rolled Result is a Color
If the rolled result is a color, it will match one of the 4 Trunk tins. The player now selects one of their Clothing tokens and places it in that Trunk, closing it and placing it back in the circle when they are done. Which token is used is not important and the token color need not match the Trunk color.
If the Emmet figurine is in front of the Trunk color rolled, the player can place 2 Clothing tokens in the Trunk instead of 1.
Rolled Result is the Mouse
If the rolled result is the mouse, the player will take and open the Trunk that the Emmet the Elephant figurine is in front of. If the Trunk contains any Clothing tokens, the player will take and add them to their currently unplayed tokens. Then they will place the Trunk back in the circle and move the Emmet figurine to the next Trunk, going clock-wise.
If the Trunk is empty, the player will place the Trunk back in the circle, but will still move the Emmet figurine to the next Trunk, going clock-wise.
As soon as a player places their last Clothing token in a Trunk, they win the game! Emmet is packed and pushed into a cab to be rushed to the airport.
If a shorter game is wanted, a player can take and place a complete clothes set comprised of 1 sock, 1 pair of boxers, 1 shirt, and 1 hat into the game box for the duration of the game. Not a Trunk! A player can do this at any time during their turn.
For more information on Elephant’s Trunk, see the game’s web page .
Emmet the elephant is late for a trip and needs your help packing! Take turns rolling the die and placing a piece of clothing into the matching colored trunk. But watch out for the sneaky mouse who will try to dump out everything you just packed! Be the first to pack up all of Emmet’s clothes and he might just take you with him on vacation!
It’s a pachyderm packing game! As you help Emmet pack his trunks, you’ll reinforce such valuable early learning skills as color identification, pattern recognition, and fine motor development. Also, with every roll of the die, you’ll get a little taste of the anticipation you feel before leaving on vacation. Will you get a color and be able to pack your trunks, or will that pesky mouse mess up your plans? Bon Voyage
Before we go, let me leave you with a thought! You all know I love Lalaloopsy sooo much (ok, .... so the kids too!) Anyway, I just noticed tonight that Ceaco make a bunch of Lalaloopsy Puzzles!! and they are sooo stinking cute!!!
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