Doc McStuffins Sharing is Caring Dominoes Game
1x Doctor Bag
1x Game Rules Card
How to play
The game instructions included within the box offer a twist to the domino rules I can remember playing as a child. They give a player the opportunity to ask another player for a specific character domino, which if they have it they must hand over and it is to be played immediately. Alternatively a player can chose not to ask and take up to three additional dominoes from the Doctor Bag, stopping once they can play a domino on either end of the chain. Personally I feel that this is a little difficult for young children to get their head around so I’m going to show you the rules we played.
- Mix up the dominoes and place them inside the Doctor Bag
- Each player takes 5 dominoes, either hold them in your hand so the other players cannot see or place them behind a cushion
- Take a domino from the bag and place it in the middle of the table/floor, this will start the domino chain
- Starting with the youngest, take a look at your dominoes and see if you can match up to the characters available
- If you can match a character with one of your dominoes then you add it to the chain (double-dominoes are just like any other domino)
- If you cannot match a character with one of your dominoes you must collect an additional domino from the Doctor Bag, if there are no dominoes left in the bag then you miss a turn
- Continue until one player has placed all their dominoes
Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…
Personally I am loving that it comes with a bag to hold the dominoes when it is not being played with, Roo previously had a set of dominoes that should fit inside a box but she could never fit them in correctly so lost some making the game unusable. Plus who wouldn’t want a Doc McStuffins bag??
The game is aimed at 3 years+ and Tigger is just about to get there, however even with Roo at almost 7 years old she was a little confused about the rules included and couldn’t work out who she was allowed to ask for a domino etc so we soon switched to the rules I remember as a child.
Dominoes is a game that can be fun for all ages, especially if it incorporates a child’s favourite character. Starting with picture dominoes children can learn to match pictures/colours, learn names of characters and simple counting too… all without realising that they are in fact learning.