The rules are very simple with the aim of the game to be the first to fill your game card. The winner of the game is the first player to fill three game cards. Sounds easy right? Then the fun bit happens! The centre game bowl is filled with the game counters which for Dig In! are different colours and shapes consisting of teddy bears, ice creams, frogs, trains, houses and many more varieties.
Each player has 15 seconds to get both hands into the bowl to find their corresponding counters on their card. Once the bell chimes from the timer the turn has ended and play moves to the next player to take their 15 seconds.
Once everyone has had a turn, if no-one has successfully managed to fill their card, then it’s a free for all. This is where it becomes competitive with everyone now putting just one hand into the bowl to find their counters. There is no time limit, the first player to fill their card is the winner of the round.
Miss A gets quite competitive when against the clock or another person and she was trying to mess the counters up so I couldn’t find mine. We were giggling more than playing at one stage of the game. If there are only two players as there were for us today, you could keep going after three rounds to use up the remaining cards. This would extend the game somewhat.
Dig In! is a very simple concept that works so well for children and adults alike. I can see the risk of counters flying about if adults were playing, but you can imagine the hilarity of an adult only game of Dig In!
Despite the simplicity of the game, finding the counters was harder than expected in some instances. I spent ages looking around for a blue penguin and I was almost convinced it wasn’t in the bowl until I removed each blue counter after Miss A had won to find it. The game cards are double-sided with the reverse being black and white so there is the option of playing it that way if preferred.
Disclosure – we received the game free of charge but all opinions are our own
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