ABOUT THE GAME
“Quibbit! Quibbit!” The frogs all croak loudly over each other. The pond is a flurry of commotion and excitement because today is the day of the Royal Frog Race when they race around the pond to decide who will be crowned the new King Frog.
King Frog is a fast-paced game about frogs moving around the pond. Players try to stay in the game for as long as possible and to land on the right spot, because today the new King of the Frogs will be chosen. Spatial thinking, clever planning and a bit of luck make King Frog an engaging game for two to four players aged seven years and up. King Frog takes about 15 minutes to play. The game is artful, fun and develops strategic thinking, so it is a must-try for all young players.
HOW TO PLAY
It's time to race around the pond to decide who will be crowned the new King Frog!
Place the water lily tiles and the special tiles in a circle. Each player chooses a frog and receives five mosquito cards. The youngest player places their frog on any tile they want. All the other players then place their frogs either in front of or behind the frogs already in play, forming a starting line. The first frog in line is given the crown. The game is played in rounds until a winner is determined. Each round consists of three stages: Planning, Hopping and Reclaiming.
In the Planning stage, all players choose one of their mosquito cards, place it face down and then reveal it simultaneously. The number on the card shows how far you will move this turn.
Then, in the Hopping stage, frogs move in a clockwise direction. The frog with the lowest number moves first. However, if two or more players choose the same number, the last frog in line makes the first move. If a tile already has a frog on it, the player automatically skips to the next tile without counting this step. Once all the moves have been made, give the crown to the leading frog.
Finally, in the Reclaiming stage, if a frog lands on a water lily in their own color (or on a wild water lily), their mosquito card is returned to them. If it lands on a different colored tile (or the empty ripple tile), their mosquito card is removed from the game. If a player has no mosquito cards left, his frog loses the game and is removed from play. The remaining players continue to play until a winner is determined.
There are three ways to win the game:
If there is only one player left in the game, that player is immediately crowned the new King Frog!
If the last two players leave the game at the same time, the player whose frog had the crown at that moment is the winner.
If the farthest frog overtakes (laps) the last frog in line, the game ends, and that player wins the game.
INSIDE THE BOX
20 mosquito cards (with numbers 1 through 5)
12 water lily tiles (in the 4 frog colors)
3 special tiles (2 “wild” water lily tiles and 1 empty ripple tile)