What It Is
Buzz! is a cooperative board game, which means that all players work together as a team to achieve a common objective instead of against each other, for two to four players. In this game, kids must collect nectar drops and beat the bear to the hive. All the nectar drops are placed on their corresponding colors on the board, and each player chooses a colored basket. The bear is placed on the board on the spot that matches how many players are in the game. Then players take turns rolling the die. If a player rolls a number, he moves his basket along the lines forward, backward, or sideways. If he moves over a nectar drop that matches his colored basket, he picks it up. If a player rolls "All Play 3", each player gets to move three spaces. If a player rolls a bear paw, the bear moves forward one space. Players must work together to decide the best ways to move around the board and collect the nectar. If all the players fill their baskets with six nectar drops and reach the hive before the bear arrives, everybody wins!
Buzz! comes with a game board, four nectar baskets, 24 nectar drops, a bear with stand, and a die.
Why It’s Fun
Buzz! requires no reading, making it easy for younger players to play. This is an easy-to-learn game that is also a fun way for kids to practice color matching. The game is designed to reinforce certain skills, such as visual discrimination, planning ahead, taking turns, and cooperation, through the play.
Who It’s For
Buzz! is for ages 5 and up. This is a game for younger players especially. Older players tend to be more attracted to games where there is a clear winner and some level of competition to define the play.
What To Be Aware Of
This is just one game in Peaceable Kingdom's line of cooperative board games for ages 3, 4, 5 and up.