The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game

Instructions

 

Components

Game Board

Four “Feedable” Caterpillar Game Pieces

40 “Food” Pieces

Spinner with 4 Sun Spots and 1 Moon Spot

Instructions

 

Object of the Game

To be the first player to complete the circle of life, transforming from a caterpillar to a butterfly.

 

Setup

  1. Punch out the food pieces and place them in the center of the game board.
  2. Assemble the spinner.  From the back of the spinner card, push the circular base of the spinner arrow through the hole in the spinner card.  From the front of the spinner card, snap the arrow into the base.

 

Playing the Game

  1. Each player chooses a Caterpillar Game Piece and places it at “Start.”
  2. The youngest player goes first by spinning the Spinner (Player 1).
  3. Player 1 then moves the number of spaces on the board as indicated on the spinner.
  4. After Player 1 has moved, play passes to the next player on the left.

 

The Spinner

Players spinning a “Sun” Spot (1-4) move the number of spaces shown.  Players lose a turn when they spin a “Moon.”

 

Moving around the Board

  1. Stop and Spin a Sun- Players stop on this space and stay until they spin a sun, moving forward the number of spaces shown.
  2. Stop and Spin a Moon- Players stop on this space and stay until they spin a moon, moving forward one space.
  3. Spin a Sun to Move Toward Finish- Players stop on this space and stay until they spin a sun, moving forward the number of space shown.
  4. Stop and Collect 5 Fruits (Feed your Caterpillar)- Eating Circles (3) – players stop here and stay until they collect enough food to continue moving.  To collect food, players spin and choose the number of food items indicated on the spinner from the center of the game board.  If a “Moon” is spun, they do not collect any food on that turn.  The player then “feeds” his/her caterpillar by putting the food pieces into his/her game piece.  Once a player has collected the required amount of food, the player moves forward on his/her next turn.

Note:  The food chosen must match the food pictured in the eating circle.

 

Winning the Game

The first Player to reach “Finish” and transform into a beautiful butterfly wins the game.

 

©2006 University Games Corporation.