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On this week’s Short Bite we’re talking about another great cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom, Snug as a Bug in a Rug, designed by Peggy Brown.

🎂 Ages 3-7
👨‍👩‍👦 2-4 Players
⌛ 10-15 min
📐 Skills: cooperation, basic counting, basic colors, shapes, and size comparison

In this game, players will roll a die and/or spin the wheel to identify the traits of bugs that can be placed under the gameboard (rug). These are color, shapes, number of shapes, and big or little eyes. Based on a certain number of those requirements, players will select a bug to place under the rug. If no bugs match then a stink bug is added to the board. Three stink bugs end the game and all players lose together. Get all the good bugs under the rug before 3 stink bugs are added and you all win!

We love the level-up ability in this game. The rule set includes 3 levels as your learner is ready to tackle a harder game making this a great preschool to early elementary transition game. House rules: you can add a time element to finding the bugs. You can also add a competitive mode for more advanced kids. With the addition of these two modes of play you can extend the life of this game up to mid-elementary.