The Game of Cootie is a children's game for two to four players. The object is to be the first to build a three-dimensional bug-like object called a cootie. The game was invented by William H. Schaper in 1948. In 2003, the Toy Industry Association included Cootie on its "Century of Toys List" of the 100 most memorable and most creative toys of the 20th century.[1] A "Cootie" statue was exhibited in Robbinsdale in 2018.[2]

The Game of Cootie
Original box cover and game components, 1949
DesignersWilliam H. Schaper
Publication1949; 75 years ago (1949)
Players2 to 4
Setup time2–4 minutes
Playing time10–20 minutes
Age range3 to 11

Game play edit

The game is played with a die (Cootie cube), game board, and Cootie bug parts. The purpose of the game is to build a complete Cootie. To collect parts, players roll the Cootie Cube (die). Each number on the die has a corresponding Cootie bug part.

Players must start with the Cootie body first. In order to obtain the body, players must roll a 1. After rolling for the Cootie body, you need to collect the Cootie head next by rolling a 2. Once players have the body and the head, they can roll for all other body parts in any order. Each time you collect a Cootie part, you roll again. Once you roll for a part you have already collected, your turn is over. Players keep rolling to collect parts, the first person to build a complete Cootie wins.

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References edit

  1. ^ "Toy Industry Association Announces Its 'Century of Toys List'". Business Wire (Press release). January 21, 2003. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  2. ^ Rooker, Alain (May 16, 2018). "Careful around that Cootie!". Sun Post. Retrieved September 9, 2023.