This is a quick, silly card game that’s sure to make you laugh!
Your goal is to get as many points-scoring donuts as you can and end up with the highest score. Kids adore the donut theme, but what really makes this game stand out is what happens when you go after the same donut as someone else. Because if you both go after the same donut, no one gets the donut. That means you need to think ahead and predict what the other players might be going after – so you can avoid going after the same donut.
But then…are the other players predicting the same thing about you and therefore picking a different donut than you’d expect, so now you’re actually going after the same donut after all?!
That kind of adult-level overthinking means my husband and I always end up picking the same darn donut turn after turn, so the kids tend to beat us handily, which they’re always tickled about.
By the way, this game pairs best with a Saturday morning run to your local donut shop!
Note: The manufacturer says this is for ages 8 and up, but according to several other families (including mine!) most 6-year-olds who can read are ready for this game.
From the Manufacturer
A tray of tempting treats awaits your bid in this freshly baked card game. Will you go for a stellar cruller or grab a glorious glazed? A double chocolate is sure to score, but in the long run Boston cream may be worth more. Choose carefully – if two or more players go for the same donut, nobody gets it! End with the highest score, and victory will taste sweet.
In addition to the whimsical variety of donuts inside, part of what makes Go Nuts for Donuts stand apart from the crowd is the secret bidding. This adds a delicious layer of tension that will surely tempt you to come back for another helping!