What It Is
BBQ Blitz is a game about matching and building burgers. The first player to fill his or her plate wins. The game's box doubles as the game board. The bottom of the box is designed to look like a barbecue grill. To start, each player gets a plate and a spatula. Each plate shows a different topping for the burgers: ketchup, mustard, cheese, or pickles. You'll need to pay attention to what topping is on your plate. Place all the burger patties and buns face-down on the grill. Players grab their spatulas and race to flip and find the burger patties with the toppings that match their plate. Once you find all your burger patties, race to top them with a bun. Be the first to fill your plate with matching burgers—and buns on top—to win.
BBQ Blitz comes with 16 burger patties (four ketchup, four mustard, four cheese, and four pickle), 12 buns, four spatulas, four plates, and a game guide. The game is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
This is an easy-to-play game that doesn't require any reading, making it perfect for the youngest of players. BBQ Blitz is a fun, fast-paced, and delicious-looking take on matching games that also helps young kids strengthen their fine motor skills as they flip and carry burger patties with the spatula. When not playing the game, kids can use the pieces in BBQ Blitz to engage in lots of pretend food play.
Who It’s For
BBQ Blitz is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The game comes with instructions for an alternative way to play. Instead of matching the burger toppings on their plates, players try to fill their plates with one patty of each topping.
Educational Insights advises that you wash the spatulas thoroughly before use.