Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Yeti in My Spaghetti, don’t let the snowman drop

What does a steady hand and a bowl of spaghetti have in common?  In the game, Yeti in My Spaghetti these two items combine for an entertaining competition. Produced by Patch Products, Yeti in My Spaghetti is an engaging game for children. 

For younger children, some games can be difficult to play. If kids cannot read or are early readers, some games are difficult to play. Still, kids want to independently play with siblings or friends. Games that involve interactive play, without reading, are a great option. 

Yeti in My Spaghetti is simple and easy for children ages 4 and older. The game requires at least 2 players. First, players add the noodle pieces to the bowl. After all pieces are in place, the Yeti is placed atop the pile of noodles. Each player, in turn, remove a piece of noodle. The game continues until the Yeti falls into the bowl. When the Yeti falls, the player with his turn loses. 

While the game is intended for enjoyment, the game does have some educationally application. Kids can understand how an item is supported. Which is the best strand of noodle to remove to prevent a fall? Could one noodle cause the whole structure to collapse? Can my choice make an opponent lose?  All these questions and many more help kids to think strategically and spatially. 

Yeti in My Spaghetti is distributed by Patch Products. The game retails for approximately $17.99 at many retailers and online. The game is recommended for children ages 4 and older. It is recommended to be played by two or more players. 

What is hiding in that bowl of spaghetti?  Don’t let it be a Yeti that fell in. 

Originally published in Naperville Children's Toys Examiner.

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