I grew up playing my grandparents version of this game with my sister. To start your turn, you would pick a yellow card that had a charming little story involving the other characters interacting with Uncle Wiggily, usually rhyming, that told you how many spaces to move or where to go, or it told you to choose a pink card. Some of the cards were so funny that even when we played it when we were older we would find ourselves giggling over the stories. The new version only has one set of cards that have simplistic rhymes that only involve Uncle Wiggily moving ahead or back with no mention of any of the other characters. This new version is so dumbed down it is extremely boring to play, even to my 3 year old daughter! I wish I had read the reviews more closely and saved my money. I would never have thought that the game had been changed so drastically!
This is without doubt an excellent children's game. I purchased this game to give as a gift to a child some years ago. The mother of the child expressed her enthusiasm for this game several times in the past years telling that this game was excellent and it was the favorite (game) of the child who used to play it often. Recently this mother told me that now (after some years of playing this game) the child, who grew up, carefully keeps the game to play with younger children that eventually come to visit the family.
My younger sister had an Uncle Wiggily game when we were growing up. As my son's 5th birthday approached, I was trying to think of a fun game for that age and thought of it. He is learning to count past 10 and this game is a great way to help with that. It also teaches him how to take turns in games and to follow the different rules. This was one of the only places I could find the game and am glad I did.
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