What It Is
What It Is
In the Chuggington Traintastic Cargo Game, players must collect cargo to fill up their cargo trains. Players first select a character and a card which shows them the shapes, numbers or colors of cargo they must collect. The game board, which is cleverly built into the box, features eight boxcars under which players may find the cargo they need. When the spinner lands on Old Puffer Pete, players move the train (by rotating the game board one or two places), which changes what's under each box car. Play continues until the first player has collected all the cargo he or she needs. The game comes with four character playing pieces; 30 Vee cards, named after the Chuggington character, that show kids what cargo they need; 32 cargo pieces; and a spinning game board.
Why It’s Fun
This is a cute game that helps preschoolers with memory, pattern matching, and number, color, and shape recognition. Kids like the element of surprise in this game; you never know when the spinner will land on Old Puffer Pete, changing the entire game board.
Who It’s For
Chuggington Traintastic Cargo Game is for ages 3 and up.
What to Be Aware of
The rules were a little confusing even to us at first. When playing with your 3-year-old, go through a few practice rounds first and explain the game rules to make sure everyone understands how to play.