What I Learned:
To play, each player selects a baby and carriage in pastel pink, blue, yellow, or green. On turn, players roll the rattle die and move their carriages down the path to beddy, while collecting a teddy bear, baby bottle and snuggly pajamas. But don’t be surprised if baby is sleepy, playful or fussy! The first player to enter the nursery with all of baby’s needs and snuggly tuck in baby wins the game. Like many Briarpatch games, no reading is required and up to 4 people can play -- making this a fun addition to family game night.
What I Liked:
Beddy-Bye Baby is a great game for the pre-school set and is particularly appealing to older siblings who are learning to cope with a new baby in the house - that is probably why P2 liked it so much - she asked to play it again and again! The contents of the game are all sturdy and should be able to survive many turns with little hands. As compared to some games, I found this one to be a bit more sedate, which was actually a nice variation to have. The game's activities reinforce listening and following instructions as well as good sportsmanship.
What I Didn't Like:
Being a more sedate game, some children may lose interest more quickly like P1 did. Also, this seems to be a game that would be of minimal interest to a rough and tumble boy, making it a poor choice for some families.
What I Say:
It is a simple game, allowing children to pick up on how to play quickly and without much prompting from adults. If you are looking for a game that will fit in with your child's love of dolls and nurturing, then look no further. It retails for about $19.99 and is available on the Briarpatch website or Amazon.com.
Do you know a child who would love to play Beddy Bye Baby? Briarpatch has graciously offered to give one of you, my fabulous readers, your very own Beddy Bye Baby game. Head on over HERE for the chance!
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