SNAP Review – Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy
You found monsters in your grandpa’s attic. Thankfully, they seem friendly – but they’re also hungry! They seem to eat just about anything, but what they really like is food that matches the color of their fur.
Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy is an cooperative card game of color matching from Andreas Wilde and published by Lucky Duck Games as part of their Lucky Duck Kids line. It includes a free mobile app that must be used to play the game.
A game plays in about 20 minutes and is appropriate for ages 6+.
The art in Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy is adorable! Friendly monsters and baby dragons populate different environments in the app, such as an attic, a forest, and a scrapyard.
The cards themselves are bold and bright, with limited iconography that’s easy to understand.
After downloading the app from the Apple or Google app stores, you’ll start to explore Grandpa’s attic and meet the monsters. Choose your difficulty setting and number of players, and the app will instruct you how many cards each player should start with.
For each monster, every player will feed them exactly one object card (by holding it so the QR code on the back can be scanned). After the monster has enough items, the app will combine all the colors together and give you a rating for how close it is to that monster’s fur color.
A built-in tutorial will help you learn to play and introduce new concepts (such as vitamins) and new characters, like rabbits and dragons.
Progress through the various locations in the game, with new challenges at each stop!
Color matching is perfect for younger kids. And our kids love augmented reality games and apps.
After talking with Vince Vergonjeanne from Lucky Duck, we were very excited to put Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy through its paces.
This game is fun even with adults. And the hard difficulty is fairly hard – you’ll really need to work together to match colors, saving special tools to use when one or more players can’t match.
There’s a bit more reading than I expected from a game that’s rated for ages 6+. I think younger kids certainly can play, although they may not have the patience for waiting for every player to scan a QR code.
Not everyone will love Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy. You’ll spend as much time looking at the screen as you do looking at your cards – so parents will want to avoid this game if they’re limiting screen time. Older kids may be turned off by the theme (but I’d bet that if they try it, they’ll be hooked!)
And unlike other app-driven games we’ve tried, there’s no solo mode. This really is designed to be a cooperative endeavor for a small group of kids (or adults!)
But there’s nothing else like it on the market.
We give Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy 4 monsters out of 5.
And that’s Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy – in a SNAP!
Find it on Amazon or your local source for toys and games.
The Family Gamers received a copy of Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy from Lucky Duck Games for this review.
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Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy
Age Range: 6+ (some reading)
Number of Players: 2-4
Playtime: 15 minutes