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All ages will enjoy playing Dancing Eggs by HABA! One of HABA's most popular games, this is a winner of the Major Fun! Keeper! Award and the National Parenting Publications NAPPA Honors Award! Caught the dancing egg? Great, now run around the table with the egg under your armpit or between your knees. As soon as an egg drops, the game is over.. and beware of the egg thieves! A boisterous bouncing action game that fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Game includes 9 rubber eggs, 1 wooden egg, an action die, and an egg placement die. Recommended for 2-4 players from ages 5 and up.
- 1 wooden egg
- 9 bouncing rubber eggs
- 1 red action dice
- 1 ”where to place the egg“ dice
- 1 set of game instructions
Place the box with the 10 eggs on the table. Keep the center of the table clear as the eggs will be bouncing about there.
What symbol appears on the red action dice?
Laying an Egg
You’ve got lots of hen luck. Shout: “cluck, cluck, cluuck!“ and take an egg from the box.
Take a rubber egg from the box. Hold it about half a meter above the center of the table and let it drop. The other players try to catch the egg. Whoever catches it first, keeps it. Watch out: The wooden egg can’t be used for this!
All players try to catch the red dice as quickly as possible. Whoever catches it, may take an egg from the box.
The Egg Dance
Now things start to move! Everybody stands up and runs around the table as quickly as they can. The player who gets back to their place first gets the egg from the box.
The Big Shout
It’s time to wake up the neighbours! Whoever shouts first ”cock-a-doodle-doo!“ takes an egg from the box. If various players are equally quick, no one gets an egg.
The Big Hush
Look closely: this symbol looks very like the “big shouting “, but not a single sound may be emitted. Whoever shouts here “cock-a-doodledoo“, has to return one of their eggs to the box, only, of course, if they have already got one
Hey, what’s the wooden egg doing in the game?
A precious wooden egg has mingled with the bouncing eggs! It will score two points at the end, while the bouncing eggs only score one point: therefore it’s very popular with egg thieves.
Wild dice rolling!
This game involves a lot of dice rolling and quick reactions. Nevertheless you have to be careful! Whoever lets the dice drop or pushes it from the table has to pick it up by themselves and without help.
Try it: it really is not so easy to stoop to pick up a dice with an egg jammed between your knees or underneath your chin …
WHERE TO PLACE THE EGG?
The eggs collected are not simply placed in front of oneself on the table. Whenever you get an egg you roll the dice which determines “where to place the egg“. The symbol shows where one has to position the egg:
Do you already have an egg in the spot shown on the dice? The player can choose for themselves if they want to jam the second egg in the same or another location.
It is not allowed to stick an egg underneath clothing or use any other means
END OF THE GAME
The game ends as soon as one of the players lets one or more of their positioned eggs drop. The other players score one point for each of their eggs. The wooden egg scores two points. Whoever scores the most points, wins the egg battle.