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Players: 2 - 6 Ages: 6+
Equipment: 1 Trap, 1 Max the Mouse punch, 1 pad of cheese paper,
30 colored cheese tokens.
Object: Be the first player to collect all three types of cheese tokens
(orange, white and yellow).
Set-Up: Raise one of mouse
trap bars. Hook a strip of “cheese”
paper on the peg. Pull up other
bar and hook other end of cheese
paper to “set” it. Place the 30
cheese tokens face down (blue
side will face up) to the side of
the playing area.
Game Play: Place the trap in center of playing area. The youngest
player begins the game. When the turn is finished, players pass Max the
Mouse and spinner to the player to their left. On each players’ turn they
spin the spinner and do what it says (the mouse's nose is the pointer).
1 Bite / 2 Bites / 3 Bites: Player uses Max the Mouse to take
the number of bite(s) out of the cheese paper.
Skip: You get to skip your turn. You “squeaked” by!
Reverse: Direction of play reverses. Skip your turn and pass
the spinner and Max to previous player.
1 Bite & Spin Again: Player uses uses Max the Mouse to take 1
bite out of the cheese paper. Then the player must spin again and
do as the spinner says.
Note about Nibbling: Max must take at least 1/2 of a full bite (no
nibbling). If you don’t hear the punch of the paper then your bite doesn’t
count and you have to redo it! If another player thinks a bite was a
nibble, take a vote; majority rule wins.
Cutting the Cheese: If a player breaks the cheese paper and “Snaps
the Trap” during his turn, the round is over. All players who did not “Snap
the Trap” get to draw 1 cheese token. Players turn their tokens face up
in front of them. A new piece of cheese paper is hooked onto the trap.
The player who lost the previous round, begins the new round.
Winning the Game: The first player to collect an orange, white,
and yellow cheese token, wins the game! (Note: You may have drawn
several of the same color token during the game. You must have 1 of
each color to win.) If there is a tie, then the player with the most tokens
wins the game. If there is still a tie, then the players have a “spin-off.”
The player who spins the lowest number (least bites) wins.
like this when
it is “set.”
hole in the
on a peg
of the trap.
Max the Mouse loves
to eat cheese!
Max takes mouse size bites! Position Max so the
cheese paper is in his mouth and squeeze the punch
button on his belly. Watch him take a bite!
Max does get full!
IMPORTANT: After each round, empty Max’s
mouth so the paper bites don’t jam inside
his mouth. Gently pull down on his lower
jaw so that it opens and discard the bites.