Say it with a French accent
The newest game from Blue Orange has just arrived. It’s Froggy Boogie, a memory game for ages 4 and up. The idea is simple – move the baby frogs around the lily pads without being seen by the adult frogs in the middle of the pond. Here’s where the game gets a bit bizarre: the memory component of the game involves the adult frogs’ eyes, which are removable wooden pegs. On the bottom of each peg, there’s either a picture of a colored baby frog or nothing. By remembering which eyes “see” what, players progress until the first player gets to the giant lily pad. Like I said, it’s slightly strange, but it will appeal to the 4-8 year old set. The game is challenging enough without being frustrating.
Blue Orange is the company behind such best-sellers as Gobblet and Zimmbos. Although the company is based in California, everyone who works there has a beautiful French accent, and it was a highlight of Toy Fair just to hear them say “Froggy Boogie” over and over again.