You did it, mummy! You got a fly in! – JD, 4
I love playing games with JD, especially now he’s at school. His tastes are changing and since he’s required to concentrate for 6.5 hours a day at school, it takes something a bit special to get him to concentrate at home.
Fly Trap! from Esdevium Games is the perfect combination of silly and challenging. A large plant, reminiscent of Audrey II with braces, rotates in its pot at varying speeds, opening and closing its mouth. The players, armed with a set of colour coded bugs must use the simple launch devices to ‘feed’ the ravenous plant.
But while two players are working hard to shoot the most flies into the mouth of the Fly Trap, another two players are working against them, pushing on pumps to close the mouth and stop them from scoring.
Suitable for 2-4 players aged 4+, it’s a fun little game and great for practicing aim and coordination skills. The flies are rounded and the launch pads never launch the bugs very high, so I’d say there’s little danger of injury to eyes as long as common sense is used.
The only downside with any game of this type is all the little pieces are so easy to lose, so you do need to remember to put everything back in the box when you’re finished.
At £19.99, Fly Trap! is a fun, family game that everyone can enjoy.
Disclosure: we were sent Fly Trap! free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.