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Bug Trails Domino Game

ThinkFun Inc.

Age: 6 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $17.99

MSRP (USD): $14.99

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

Popular with our testers, this donimo style game is different enough from the classic version that it's almost a new game. And, the bug-shaped game pieces with comical facial expressions are a lot more fun to play with than traditional dominoes. Like the classic game, the idea is to get rid of your dominos. But with six legs each, the bugs have more match spots than a retangular domino.  And, in this game it's notjust the bugs you play that reduce your hand, there are also bonuses for making extra matches: the more legs you match, the more bugs you can discard. We like the little red flag that sits on the last bug played to remind the next player that at least one of the six legs on the next bug played must touch one or more of its legs. The game is easily adapted for younger players by letting them ignore the flag and add their matching leg(s) to any bug in play. 

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Zachary

7

It's a version of dominoes that's fun but you should start off with more tiles so the game lasts longer. I prefer not to play using the scout so that you can match your piece anywhere on the board.

Camilla

6

I like this game. I play with mommy and daddy. I have to teach them how to play. It is really easy. i like to put the flag in the right place.

Matana

9

I like all the funny faces on the pieces! It's hard to play with the rule that you have to have a match on every leg and I would rather you start with more pieces so the game could go on for longer because sometimes the game is too short. It's a very good game!

- Matana

9

I like all the funny faces on the pieces! It’s hard to play with the rule that you have to have a match on every leg and I would rather start with more pieces so the game could go on for longer because sometimes the game is too short. It’s a very fun game!

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Rebecca Y.

A fun domino game that appeals to both my younger and older kids. IT takes more thought than regular donimoes, but the younger kids still have the ability to play it. My kids (M6, M7, F9) all play together and get a kick out of the faces on the bugs. Though I like the idea of forcing you to match the Bug Scout, I think for younger kids, it would be easier to play without it, so that they can match to any bug on the board. It was interesting that the more legs you match, the better off you are – one match means you need to pick up another tile, whereas 3 matches means you can drop a tile.

Orietta M.

Parent

It is a great little game that incorporates cooperative play and deductive reasoning. It is fun to watch the family have fun together with a simple game.

Bruno M.

Parent

This was a good game because both my children enjoyed it (4 and 6 years old). It teaches them the concept of matching. It was easy to understand and you could easily adapt it to different levels. The size of the pieces were interesting and easy enough for little fingers to manipulate.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

The 6 Legged Domino Game. This simple yet extremely entertaining game will have kids “bugging” their parents for more! Bug Trails is a 6-legged color matching domino game. Place your Bug Tiles by matching the bug’s colored legs. The first person to run out of bugs wins! Match two or even three legs and advance further in the game. Bug Trails teaches simple strategies and visual matching to younger players and is fun for the entire family.

Model Number

Item #5980

Year Introduced

2011

Contents

  • 1 Bug Bag for play, storage and travel