Dr. Seuss Card Game: The Lorax & One Fish Two Fish Bonus Packby Kay Pluta
One Fish, Two Fish, Red, Fish Go Fish! is a variation of the classic card game Go Fish. It is designed for 2 or more players ages 3 and up. I thought the directions were a little complex for the average three year old. For example, you ask for either a number or a color. If you ask for a number, the other player has to give you all her cards of that number. If you ask for a color, the other player only has to give you one card of that color. That seems to be too much for little kids to keep track of. I would modify the rules when playing with younger children. My eight year old also quickly got tired of saying "One fish two fish red fish go fish!" as the directions stated. After a couple of plays we decided to just shorten it to the traditional "Go Fish".
The Lorax is for ages 4 and up, but we found the directions a bit confusing. The main object of the game is to make Truffula tree matches. However, two things can happen to stop you. An opponent can either stop you from adding to your stack by whopping an Once-ler on top, or they can snatch your stack with a Bar-ba-loot. But if you draw a Lorax, quickly put him on your stack of cards. Once your Lorax is on top, that stack is protected. My eight year old and I played this game together, and I modified a a few of the rules to make the game go more smoothly.
Both of these games are probably best for kids who know and love the Seuss books that the card games are based on. The graphics are bright, kid and family-friendly. The cards are oversized making them easy for the kids to handle but more difficult for the grown-ups to shuffle. I thought the age range printed on each set was a little low. I think both sets are best for ages 5 and up. My five year old wasn't interested in either game. He wanted to turn it into a regular matching game. My eight year old enjoyed both games. He especially seemed to enjoy the Lorax because he had an opportunity to take cards from his opponent... Mom!