from Galt Toys!
Whilst away at the caravan over Easter we spent some quality time together playing board games. One of which was ‘Ants in Your Pants’ from Galt Toys. When I was a kid I remembered playing Monopoly with my parents in our little caravan and it was lovely to be able to do the same with our two, without the Monopoly and the terrible cheating. You know who you are! *points at Sis*
So this is what you find when you empty the contents out of the box:
This is a beautifully simple game and one that we loved playing. I’ve tried playing card games with the kids and it usually ends up all confused and with one child grabbing all the cards for no other reason than ‘they wanted them!’. This had a logic to it that even my youngest child could understand, so the game was a huge success.
It’s ‘easy peasy lemon squeezy’ and a laugh too. Basically all the pants are placed on the table, with the ants or anteaters on the reverse side of them. Then each player takes turns to roll the dice, if they roll a yellow for example, they pick up a yellow pair of pants. Once they’ve picked up the pants they check what is on the reverse. If they get ants on the back of them, then they have to keep the pants in their own pile. If however, they get an anteater on the back of the pants – it eats all the ants on the pants in their pile and the pants are taken out of the game (the equivalent of clearing their pile).
The game finishes when all the pants have been picked up from the table and the winner is the person with the least ants. Clear as mud? Honestly, it’s so straightforward when you actually play the game. There’s lots of opportunities for anteaters to go ‘Nomnomnom-nom-nom’ and giggles too.
Ants in Your Pants is perfect for teaching basic maths as they have to add their ants up, it also teaches turn taking and of course colours.
Sausage loved it so much, his grandma made him an Ants in Your Pants birthday cake. He was sooooo impressed! Here it is!
So, as you can probably tell, the game was a huge hit and has been immortalised in our memories through the medium of cake.
Many thanks to Galt Toys for sending us Ants in Your Pants to review, if you would like to buy your own game, you can find it here for £6.99. No other financial reward was given. Real ants not included.