Count Your Chickens! Game
Help Mother Hen collect all her chicks and gather them safely into the chicken coop! This cute cooperative game is easy to learn and fun to play. Even the very young kids can participate! The brightly colored board features a twisty path from the start space to the chicken coop, and the spaces on the board contain different adorable farm animals or tractors. The 40 baby chick tokens are spread around the game board, and then the Mother Hen playing piece starts her journey to find all her babies. Each player spins the spinner (which shows the animals and tractor from the board as well as a fox) and then moves the Mother Hen to the next space that features that item. As they move, they count the spaces and collect that number of baby chicks to put in the coop. Landing on the fox means that one baby chick is removed from the coop and put back on the board. If all the babies are home when Mother Hen arrives, everyone wins but if there are still baby chicks on the board, you'll have to try again! For 2-4 players; game time is approximately 15 minutes. ~ Megan
Our family has long enjoyed playing co-operative games from Family Pastimes. We play competitive ones, too, but enjoy fostering team spirit as we all work toward achieving a goal. If you haven't tried this alternative to playing together, here's an assortment of some of our favorites from this company.