Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 5 year-old ++
Who would love this: Puzzle & the very hungry caterpillar lovers
Why I love this game:
(1) Loved by Kids and Adults: This is one rare gem - not only does it look cool, it’s also interesting for adults, yet sufficiently simple for a 5-year-old. The set comes with a double-sided apple game board (which has 5 horizontal segments that each can be rotated 180 degree), 3 caterpillars that can be bended in different ways, a booklet with 60 challenges / solutions. First, choose a challenge, create the depicted game board by turning the apple segments. Next adjust the 3 caterpillars into the right shapes and forms so that their entire bodies can fit into the dimples on the board. The rules are so straightforward it requires not much explanation. The kid got into action right away, and is really proud to be able to complete the starter level.
(2) Wide difficulty Levels: I love the wide difficulty levels. The easiest challenges offer hints about the position of the bendy game pieces with coloured circles representing their heads. The master level shows only heads in white of certain caterpillars. We had so much fun twisting the caterpillars, figuring out the orientations, whilst ensuring that the caterpillars have the curvy side of their heads nicely fit within the dimples (the presence of antennae means the caterpillar can’t be placed upside down).
(3) Great Game Components: The game components are top-notch! The game board design is ingenious, with a possibility of 32 different setups. Both the game board and caterpillars are fun to manipulate. The game can also be played without using the challenge booklet; just mix up the board randomly and place the delightfully flexible caterpillars onto the board. It’s outrageously fun!