This wacky, quacky matching game combines developmental skills for young children with the fun of a “My First Game.” Lucky Ducks offers all the benefits of memory and matching games in a format that’s easier for little fingers than cards. As a bonus, it helps kids with shape recognition and colors. Switch on the circular pond, and the ducks start swimming–the bottom side of each duck has a colored shape. Players take turns picking up a duck and looking at the color and shape; if it matches their color and shape they get to keep the duck. If it doesn’t match they put it back. The ducks continue to swim so it’s more challenging than a traditional memory game, but easy enough for even the youngest duck lovers to play. This extra challenge makes the game more fun for parents and kids to play together, with plenty of opportunities for fun and learning. For 2-4 players ages 3 and up.
- 1 Pond Shaped Game Unit
- 12 Ducks
- 1 Sticker Sheet
- Complete Instructions
- Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
Place all 12 ducks on the game unit’s pond so they face in a clockwise direction. Each player chooses a different colorful shape to collect: square, circle, triangle or star. Then press the large button in the center, and the ducks will start swimming.
On each turn, a player picks up one duck and looks at the colorful shape on the bottom of that duck to see if it matches the colorful shape they chose to collect. If not, the player shows the shape to the other players and puts the duck back on the pond.
If the colorful shape on the bottom of the duck matches the shape the player chose to collect, then the player gets to keep the duck. Then play passes to the left to see if the next player can find a match.
The first player to find all 3 ducks that match the colorful shape they chose is the winner, making that player the lucky duck.
The ducks just sit on the blue area. Then, like county fairs or similar, they pick up a duck to win a prize. They have to find the ones with their color/shape on the bottom. Almost any age can play this game.