Moose Caboose ~ Family Game Series Post #5
Welcome to the fifth post in this fun series. Today I’ll be telling you about Moose Caboose. I must admit I think I may have a little more fun than my boys do with this game. Just seeing how much fun they have is a thrill to me. If you like playing dominos then you will enjoy playing this game with your little ones.
In Moose Caboose, players get to build up trains of fun animals by matching colors. The game brings 60 Oversized heavy-duty cards and illustrated instructions. Playing the game is really easy. We loved that the illustrations on the cards are super cute and colorful. You set up the four Engine cards with crocodile conductors in a vertical row, then shuffle the rest of the cards. Each player gets four cards, which they hold in their hand. The rest of the cards get placed face down in a draw pile.
Youngest player goes first, although we take turns being first every time we play. And most of the times when we play, we play three games so my boys each get a chance to be first. The first player places one of the cards from their hand next to one of the engines by matching the color stripe on the front of the Train card. Some of the cards will have a stripe made up of two colors, when that’s the case players can match either of those colors.
At the end of his or her turn, the player picks up a new card, and play passes on to the next person. The trains keep growing longer and longer until someone plays a Moose Caboose card. When a player does so, they “capture” all of the cards in that train except for the engine. Then those cards get placed in their own captured pile. The player with the most captured cards once all cards are played wins! It’s a great family game!
More about Winning Moves (from their website)
Winning Moves USA (WMUSA) is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since WMUSA’s first year of operation in 1995, the company has forged a close relationship with one of the world’s largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. WMUSA also has a great relationship with Seven Towns, Ltd. (the owners of the Rubik’s brand). As a result, many long-lived Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games & Rubik’s puzzles are now marketed by WMUSA!