Astro Trash

Overall Rating: 8/10

Age: 6+

GLAM Age Range: 5-12

Number of Players: 3-5

Playing Time: 5-10 min

Publisher: The OP

Complexity: Low

Available At: Amazon.com

 

 

 

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Quick Take: It's a cute social game geared for elementary aged children. It's incredibly simple, which is generally a plus for social games, especially if it's for young kids. It's basically speed LRC (Left Right Center) set in outer space. We received this game for free as part of a Tryazon event through USAopoly. 

How to Play: Your goal is to get rid of the trash on your planet first. You roll three dice as quickly as you can on repeat and they tell you the quantity of a specific kind of space trash you can move in a direction or to the sun. I really like that there is a ? option that allows for a bit of strategy as you can use it to place your space trash on whatever spot you like. The first one to rid their planet of trash first wins a round, the first to win three rounds wins the game. 

Variations: Small kids roll slowly and need more time to process what the dice mean, so you probably want to give them fewer pieces of space trash on their planet at the beginning of the game. There's also an official variation in the game rules where you have kids only play with the quantity and direction dice and they can move any color of trash that they choose. This helps smaller kids a lot, this way they only have two dice to process each turn instead of all three and they always get to get rid of some trash.

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