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In this fast paced card game players race to identify what’s missing from the cards. If everything and everyone is there it’s time to dance! The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.
There aren’t too many components to this game-just cards, but they are sturdy and seem like they will stand up to lots of use. The box is sturdy with a magnetic flap which I love. Blue Orange uses this kind of box on a lot of their smaller games are they are so much easier for the kids to use.
Paco’s Party begins by dealing out the cards face down equally to all players. Without looking at their cards the youngest player turns over their first card face up on the center of the table. Then everyone says who or what is missing on the card. The first player to identify the missing party guest or item gets to place the next card. If no guests or items are missing on the card everyone shouts, “Paco’s party!” while dancing like Paco.
If a player makes a mistake of what item or guest is missing they must take the center pile or cards and add it to the bottom of their ile of cards. They then start the next round.
The first player to get rid of all their cards wins.
In the “fast variation” for 4-6 players there is no penalty for making a mistake. I would suggest also playing that version with younger players, as it could become frustrating for them to collect the cards when making a mistake.
The kids all loved this game. Animal Lover who is often reluctant to play new games has pulled it out to play several times already. I would suggest it as a fun one for the kids to play themselves or as an addition to family game night. It’s a great game to get some energy out with all the dancing!
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