It’s Doggie Doo from John Adams, a game in which you collect the dog’s poop. Whoever get’s 3 on their spade first is the winner. Probably not sounding all that enticing at the moment, but I have to tell you it’s the most fun me and the boys have had for ages. We didn’t stop laughing!
It probably helps that I have two very stereotypical boys, who roll around laughing at the very mention of poo’s or farts. This game was just made for them. I don’t think that it’s exclusively for boys though, I found it very fun to play as well and can imagine boys and girls of all ages would love it.
Firstly you need to make your Dachshund a doggie treat to enjoy. You make this by preparing the Dog food into the doggie treat mould. The Dog Food stuff sort of feel’s a bit like Silly Putty, but perhaps a bit less squidgy. You then feed the treat to your dog by pushing it into his mouth with the plastic dog bone. This part can sometimes be a bit tricky but once you’ve got the process down it’s fine. The dog treat needs to be made exactly as the mould, if you make it too small your doggie will become constipated. You also have to make sure the Dog Bone is in all the way or again it won’t work properly.
Now down to really playing the game. Each player picks a spade and then gets a turn at rolling the dice. Whatever number you land on (either 1,2,3 or x=0) corresponds to how many pumps of the dog lead you get to take. You’ll know as soon as you take that first pump whether you have fed the Doggie Treat in correctly, thanks to the awful sounds which will emanate from doggie’s stomach. Take a look at the video of us playing below to see what I mean.
Once the poop has appeared whoever it was that pumped the pump scoops it up and you then start the process again. First player to have three on their scoop wins. A twist to the game is that one of the options on the dice is swap scoops, you don’t have to swap as it’s your choice, but you can obviously come back from behind if you swap with the current winner. We had a few tears the first time I did this to Thomas, but he soon got the hang of it and ended up being very ruthless when it was his turn to use it.
Doggie Doo is amazingly fun to play, I defy anyone not to have a good time with this game!
The game was sent to me to promote National Dog Week, running from September 22nd – 28th. So why not have some fun with Doggie Doo and teach your children an important lesson about responsible dog ownership at the same time.