Blue Orange Games - Pengoloo (a memory game)
Welcome to the Antarctic, home of the penguins!
This well made, sturdy wooden memory game will have children intrigued as soon as they see the cheeky penguins in the box.
The game is simple, yet it is challenging, stimulating and fun for young children.
The 12 penguin playing pieces start the game standing randomly in the centre of the playing area, each with a coloured egg tucked inside. Players throw the colour sided dice and then lift penguins up to try to find eggs that match the colours thrown. At each turn you get two chances. When you find a matching egg you get to keep the penguin and the egg on your score board. The first player that can find six matching eggs is the winner.
The score boards, that also form the boundaries of the playing area, are decorated as icebergs with numbered spots (1 - 6) where you can place won penguins on and are a great way for children to practice counting.
Pengoloo has a short playing time of around 10-15 minutes, perfect for the attention span of young children.
The game is especially great for pre-primary children as they can practice matching colours, number recognition, taking turns and developing memory retention skills.
Older children can play Pengoloo too. The game has no firmly set rules.
So you could add a rule in that requires the child to work out how many more penguins they need to win or work out who is winning and by how many penguins? The advanced game allows players to ‘steal’ eggs from an opponent’s board if they can remember where the correctly coloured egg is!
Another nice thing about this game is that you can change the rules adjusting them to suit your children’s ages making it either easier or harder for them. The educational value is high.
Having no formal playing board makes Pengoloo incredibly portable. The playing pieces could be placed into a bag and taken in the car, on a plane or to a friend’s house or anywhere. This is a great bonus feature.
Blue Orange Games are well made from wood and quirkily detailed in non-toxic paint.
Pengoloo is a cute game that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 6 (box) 5cm (penguins)
Players: 2 - 4
Age: 4+ years
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