Dig In is an addictive search game by Drumond Park where players take turns to sift through the big white bowl with both hands, trying to find the exact six coloured pieces in just 15 seconds flat. If no one succeeds first time round, everyone ‘digs in’ together, using one hand each. The player who finds all six items wins the round. It is for two to four players and suitable for aged eight and above.
This game might look simple but it is a very challenging game! It is great for training your hand and eye co-ordination and is suitable for the whole family. It can get very competitive but it is a great way to get families together, communicating in that good old-fashioned way – face-to-face.
It features a vibrant mix of 128 colourful and beautifully modelled pieces all jumbled up in the Dig In bowl. They are 32 everyday items (teddy, train, toilet, dog, plane, rocket, bike, ice cream, key etc.) – each one in four different colours. There is a Dig In bowl that is made from thin plastic material. I do find it slightly flimsy and you need to take care when playing with it. I love that the 15 second timer comes with a big red button which makes it easy to press.
The aim of the game is to ‘dig in’ the bowl to try and find all six pieces shown on your Dig In card. There are two levels of game play – either with the grey side of the card where you find the pieces shown, in any colour; or the coloured side where you have to find the pieces in the exact colours illustrated.
Each full game comprises several rounds. In each one, the players decide whether they are going to play with the colour side or the grey side, and the cards are dealt out. They punch the chunky timer in turn and everyone has their frenetic 15 seconds searching time, using both hands.
Then everyone ‘digs in’ together (ALL-IN) – using one hand each. There is no time limit for this stage, which keeps going until a player finds all six items illustrated on their card and wins the round, keeping their card. The rounds continue – until a player collects three cards, and is declared the winner.
We find the game is very intense as we were so fixated at finding our own pieces that we kept pushing everyone else’s hand away. It is a lot of fun for all of us and we all enjoy playing it. For more information, please visit http://www.drumondpark.com/. It is available in good toy retailers and Amazon.
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