Toss Your Cookies
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Hungry for fun? Look no further than this outrageously delicious game of quick cookie collecting. Try to gather five of the same cookie by following the dice actions: Pass cookie cards to your neighbor, swap them with an opponent, or steal the milk card. Watch out for half-eaten cookies that will spoil your set. And if you roll "Toss All", get ready for an all-out cookie flinging frenzy! Be the first to get five of a kind plus the milk and you're one fortunate cookie.
Sometimes a game gets you with its name. Such is the case with Toss Your Cookies. Yet, behind the hilarious title is not just some half-baked card game but one that has all the ingredients that make a household classic. Between the yummy assortment of cookies and the crazy assortment of actions, this game will surely satisfy your appetite for fun. Oh -- best of all -- these cookies contain zero calories and don't leave any crumbs so you can enjoy them almost anywhere without feeling a pang of guilt. Just be sure to keep them away from Ralph the dog!
The title of Toss Your Cookies (Gamewright Games, 2007 – Idea Zone Product Development) sounds a bit disgusting – perhaps a game pointed at adolescents with low- brow humor (“toss your cookies” is an American euphemism for vomiting). And even though I’m constantly advocating designers to find new themes, I’m certainly glad that the title has nothing to do with this. Rather, it’s actually about tossing cookies onto the table – a game well suited for young children.
With wonderful drawings and terrific, sturdy components, Toss Your Cookies is a nice variant on the game idea introduced in the public domain “spoons”. Players are attempting to collect cookies that are of the same type, along with a glass of milk. While the game might bore adults (although there’s some frenetic moments which are quite hilarious), I’ve found that kids enjoy it – as much for the simple, fun game play as well as the beautiful components. Although we really want to eat cookies when the game is over (the artwork is THAT good), it’s a good kid’s game that I enjoy playing with them, and it handles up to eight players.
Eight different round cookie tiles are included with the game: Iced sugar cookies, gingerbread men, fortune cookies, generic “Oreo” cookies, chocolate chip cookies, macadamia nut cookies, fudge swirl, and fruit center cookies. One set of six identical cookies is used for each player as well as some “wild” cookies and “half-eaten” cookies, which, along with a single milk card, total seven cards for each player. The tiles (cards) are shuffled face down on the table, and each player draws seven of them. Two custom six-sided dice are given to the player who last ate a homemade cookie, and the game is ready to begin.
On a player’s turn, they simply roll the two dice and take the action indicated by the combo. The combos that occur can be:
The game continues until one player has five of the same cookie type (wild cards act as any type of cookie) AND the milk. They should then shout out “Snickerdoodle”, causing them to immediately win the game. Players can also choose to play a certain number of rounds, with the person winning the most round being declared the final champion.
Some comments on the game…
If you have kids and/or like cookies, this game is a no brainer. And who doesn’t like cookies? But with fabulous components, and simple, manic game play, Toss Your Cookies is a game that children will request again and again. Even my very young children, who couldn’t grasp the mechanics, wanted to play with the cookies; and it made for an enjoyable family game. While the name may be disgusting, the game is anything but!
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