Stir up excitement in Dr Beaker's Laboratory! Flip a challenge card and race your opponents to match the formula. Using logic and your stirring rod, move the 6 molecules into the right spots. Think ahead - the special rotating platform at the bottom of your beaker only allows the molecules to move one-by-one. Unique game pieces add to the fun in this brainteasing logic race!
Dr Eureka is a four-player game and I prefer six player games just because there's six of us, but that's alright. (My son is seven and the game suggests a starting age of 8 but he had no problem at all.)
Dr. Eureka is a game with a fast set up and fast to understand and that is a fast way to my game-loving heart. (I do not excel at lengthy directions. Games like Settlers of Catan are great fun, but I need someone who knows how to play to show me those games first because when I read directions that are long and involved all I see is "blah blah blah".) We were all playing in no time. It's really a great strategy and mind-engaging game.
There's no reading - great for kids to gain that level playing field with multiple ages. There's a genuine challenge, even for grown ups, so each person feels both able to win and aware that there is legit competition.
We've played it with various friends, co-field testers you could say. And so far every kid has really liked the game. I definitely think of this as a kid game - I doubt I'd pick this off the shelf for my late night game playing with grown up friends times. But, and here's the great news, when Otto asks me to play Dr. Eureka with him I neither sigh outwardly nor inwardly. I'm happy to oblige. (Unlike childhood classic games like Chutes and Ladders or Hi-Oh-Cherry or Candyland! For the love. Someone save me from Chutes and Ladders. It is The Worst.)
So I'd say blue orange has done it again at our house. Dr Eureka will definitely stay in the game rotation for our family!