This game was a total hit with my 4 1/2-year-old daughter, Emma! Riddle Moo This, it’s called. Cute, right? It’s terrific for improving vocabulary and developing the ability to think quickly. What sets this game apart from the norm, though, is its “buzzers” which are not actually boring buzzing sounds but the animal sounds you would hear at the farm. My kids loved that!
To set up, you should know that you’re going to need a whole lot of triple-A batteries for the buzzers. Then I found them a little bit too loud but solved that problem quickly with some tape on the speakers. (Note: I do have a 2-year-old who thought that the sounds were the funniest thing ever so muffling those noises a bit was a necessity for me. ;-) There are 150 double-sided cards with a mixture of questions and answers, some that are very simple and others requiring a bit more thought and help depending on the ages of those playing.
To play, each person tries to guess the word on the card by listening to clues like the one seen in the photo below:
There can be up to 4 players with a 5th person reading the clues on the cards, or the four players can take turns reading while the others guess. Players hit their buzzer if they think they know the answer – if they get it correct, they get to keep the card! The player who gets 10 cards first wins.
Riddle Moo This is a total blast to play with a gaggle of kids, let me tell you. We’ve played in a group with my daughter and her cousins, and a few times just me and Emma, and she loved it both times. When it was just us, we enjoyed testing Emma’s knowledge and it was more of a pleasant quieter way of passing the time, but with her cousins it was just crazy and loud fun. Her cousins are 8 and 10 and they begged me to let them keep playing, they absolutely loved the game! There was much giggling and shouting and moo-ing and neigh-ing – it was a riot. :) Partly because the kids were having a hard time keeping their answers to themselves before they rang the buzzers which meant a lot of guessing on my part as to who said it first. At times it was too hard to figure out who had hit the buzzer first, to me it just sounded like a farm yard full of hungry animals! But it was really one of the most fun get-togethers we’ve had and I’ll be bringing the game again the next time we visit.
If you’re in the market for a good game for parties or playdates, or just a cool family game everyone will appreciate I recommend this one! It’s recommended for ages 5 and up.
Disclosure: My thanks to Learning Resources for providing the prizing for this giveaway and for sending me a Riddle Moo This game so that I could share my thoughts and experiences with my readers! The opinions I have given are 100% mine based on my experiences. My affiliate link may be embedded in this post.