Our kids got a new game given to them for Christmas. It’s called Buckaroo and it’s from Milton Bradley. My munchkins were excited because they thought it was a cowboy game, but it’s a miner and his donkey named Buckaroo.
It took at least 100 questions till they were done quizzing me. “Why is it a donkey? What’s a miner? What does a miner do? Why is it a donkey? What is buck? Why does he buck? Why doesn’t he want to work? Why doesn’t the guy have a horse? Why do they put stuff on the donkey? Why is the man running away? Is the donkey mean? Why is it a donkey? etc.”
Yoy! I didn’t know I was going to be giving a lecture on miners, donkeys, and their uses.
To make a long story short, it was really fun and great for the age levels of my munchkins. There’s a switch on the side with 3 levels of play, but I’m comfortable with the middle level of difficulty. 😉
We could play it more formally and take turns or just all put stuff on the donkey till he bucks it off.
Here’s a short video clip with my son demonstrating. (See all those pieces you can hang on Buckaroo? I had to explain all of them also.)
You can hear my 2 year old asking to put the “bi-o-lin” on. It’s really a guitar and I thought guitar would be easier for her to pronounce then violin, but she insisted on “biolin.”
She never quite got that the person who makes Buckaroo dump the stuff off is the loser. She thought she won the game every time.