Trouble

Overall Rating: 6/10

Age: 5+

GLAM Age Range: 5-12

Number of Players: 2-4

Playing Time: 20 min

Publisher: Cardinal

Complexity: Low

Available At: Amazon.com

Quick Take: We own the Frozen version of this classic so it doesn't actually say Trouble on the box - but it's Trouble. This game is cheap, easy, there are a million versions out there with pictures of your kid's favorite show on it. It's basically Sorry! with dice instead of cards. I don't know what it is about the little bubble popper with a die in the middle, it ups the fun level considerably for young kids. The rules are easy and the game is a classic although like many classic games it just seems like someone is upset a reasonable amount of the time you play the game. Kids can play it on their own pretty early which is a big selling point.

 

How to Play: You roll a 1 or a 6 to get a peg out of your home zone and onto the start spot. With a 1 your turn is done, with a 6 you get to roll again. After this you move the number of spaces for any number you roll. With a 6 you always get to go again. You can have as many pegs out at any time as you are able to and want to but they are at risk from other players once they are out from their home spaces. If another player is able to roll a number that allows them to land on top of your peg, your peg must go back to home and start over again. You are safe once you get all the way around the board and have your pegs enter the finish spaces. Once you have all your four pegs get to finish (they must get exact rolls) you are the winner. 

Variations: Some people have different numbers they use to move from home to the start spot. There is also a speeding rule you can use where if someone rolls three 6's in a row they are speeding and get sent home automatically. 

 

Similar Games To Check Out: Sorry!, Sorry! Revenge, Rat-A-Tat Cat, Sleeping Queens, Hoot Owl Hoot

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