REVIEW: Zippy Racers Game from Jumbo

Snail racing? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but this lively game might just make you change your mind about the speed of snails! The really unusual thing about this game is that the playing course can become your whole house – a great way to get moving around when the weather keeps you stuck indoors. The game is suitable for two to three players, and there are three generously sized brightly coloured snails as the playing pieces, which can move in all directions. Each snail has its own colour and number, and can get just as long as the tape measure which forms an integral part of each.

There are three ways to play – beginners, classic and racing. Beginners is suitable for children of 4+, and the variations mean the game will be popular for many years. The first snail to collect all their appropriately coloured petals wins the game. Each player throws the dice; counting with the smart tape measure in its shell, the snail is moved from one flower to the next. If you turn a petal over and get a rain cloud, you get to throw again. If you get a four-leaf clover, you go to a flower of your choice. If you get the moon, you skip a turn and if it’s the sun you have to go back to the start line. So there are lots of fun options that add excitement and anticipation to the game. The pack includes 3 Zippy racers (the snails), a starting circle, 18 coloured petals and a rolling dice. A fun and unusual game.

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