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Beetle

Players roll dice to piece together a bug. The first one to finish their bug wins!

The Specs
History
How to Play
From the Player's Session...


THE SPECS
Players: 2 or more
What you'll need:
  • One Die (1d6)
  • Pen and paper


  • HISTORY
    In the 1940s, Beetle was released commercially as Cootie and involved a plastic bug that was put together.

    HOW TO PLAY
    Players take turns rolling a single die. Based on the number rolled, they then mark down a drawing of a bug. The first player to complete their bug wins.

    Players use the following chart to draw parts of their bug. The body must be drawn first, then the legs and head may be added, and so on.

    RollBug part
    1Body
    2Head
    3Leg
    4Eye
    5Antenna
    6Tail

    Special dice may also be used, with letters on each side for the corresponding body part.



    FROM THE PLAYER'S SESSION
    For more about the Brothers Graham Player's Sessions, click here.
    Kahlon's Review
    Jordan's Review
    Errgh... A great party game for the kids, I suppose. And I hear itís popular in Britain. But itís not my cup of tea, thatís for certain. It gets monotonous rolling over and over and only getting body parties you already have! It does give some inspiration for a sort of dice-strategy-building game, but doesnít hit the mark. And without much playability, I have to give it a two-face.


    Beetle is so fun! Youíre going to love it, especially if youíre under 10 years old. You get to draw a bug and play with dice. To get serious about it, thereís no strategy and youíll go brain dead after the second roll unless you have a playful mind. This being said itís, no doubt, made for young kids. Older kids and adults alike will soon leave the game table so itís better to keep it to an elementary level. Um, two-face rating.


    The Final Word
    The only thing we can agree on is itís great for kids. Otherwise, we had differing levels of enjoyment playing this game. Thatís probably enough said.

    Final score:
    ^top

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