Do you want sprinkles with that?
Here we have another diversion from the normal run of things around here. Despite the fact that she is getting really good at a number of serious adult-type games, I have to remember that Miss B is still only five and does still like kiddie stuff too. On a recent shopping trip her eye was caught by Take the Cake so I agreed to buy it for her.
This is very definitely a kids’ game. You shake little wooden sprinkles out of a cake-shaped shaker and if any match the shape and colour of the spaces on the cupcake cards in the middle of the table, they get placed onto those cakes. If you fill up all the spaces on a cake card, you get to take the cake.
There’s not much else to say about the game really. It works well and is actually a bit of fun. There is actually a tiny amount of strategy involved in how you allocate the sprinkles to cakes, but other than that… Well, Miss B enjoyed it and wants to play it with her friends, and I was content to have a play as part of an afternoon of playing a few different games. Not a bad investment, I think.
The verdict from Miss B (aged 5½): “I liked collecting the different shapes and finding the cakes to put them on. I think my friends would like it.”
The game: Take the Cake (Gamewright), 2 to 4 players aged 4+.