We are trying out another new game, Bouncing Bots by Rooster Fin. Peyton was pretty excited to get her hands on this one. You get to toss the bots so anything that she can get away with throwing inside the house sounded like a good time to her!
Bouncing Bots is geared towards kids 6 years old and up and designed for 1 to 4 players. Inside the box you’ll find 2 targets, 8 bouncing bots, and the rules.
I’ll admit, this game took me a little while to get the hang of. And I was far from mastering it.
Each player gets to choose a color and take those corresponding bots. So you’ll each end up with 2 bots. Then you are going to place the targets on the table (you’ll need a hard flat surface to play this game), each playing is going to take a turn trying to bounce their bot onto the target. Once everyone has bounced their 2 bots you’ll check to see how many points each person scored.
You are awarded points based on where you bot landed. Whoever reached 9 points first wins. There will be several rounds of this game. Trust me. It took us a long time to master bouncing the bots with the right amount of force to get them on the targets without bouncing them off. And it can get a smidge loud.
Both kids seemed to enjoy this game even though we all found it challenging to get those bots on the targets. But that’s half the fun, right? We were all learning a new skill and learning how force effects an object. It was pretty cool when you sat back and watched the kids trying to adjust how hard they threw or at what angle. They were problem-solving and learning without even knowing it!
Bouncing Bots did take us a while to play and we did have lots of fun. But if you have a child that gets easily frustrated, this game may not be the one for them. It’s a challenge to get the right amount of force, correct angle and have the bots land on the points. But it’s a great way for kids to spend an afternoon!