ABOUT THE GAME
One moment, you’re a happy tropical fish, swimming with your friends in the beautiful coral reef, then suddenly a rip current picks you up and flings you far from the safety of your home. Taking in your new surroundings, you notice something approaching you from the distance... A group of sharks has appeared in your path!
Reef Route is a thrilling game about life in the ocean, in which players help small tropical fish travel to the reef and escape from predators. The game is for two to four players aged five years and up and takes about 15 minutes to play. The movements of the little fish teach kids to think strategically – after all, nobody wants to be eaten!
HOW TO PLAY
It's time to find shelter in the reef before predators can eat you alive!
Give each player all four small fish in the color of their choice. Then choose any three of the six predator tokens and line them up in the final column of the board. The bigger the chosen predators, the more challenging the game! Next, beginning with the youngest player, take turns adding your small fish to the other side of the board, one at a time.
The youngest player begins the game, and turns pass in a clockwise direction. Roll both dice and then move the small fish and/or predators on the board. Both predators and small fish can only move forward, up, or down, never backwards or diagonally. Beware - predators always move first!
If you roll a predator and it moves into a space with a small fish in it, the small fish is eaten and removed from the game. If you roll a small fish that is not your color, you can only move it forward.
If a player’s fish successfully reaches the shelter of the coral reef - OR - is the color of the only fish left uneaten fish left on the board, that player wins the game.
INSIDE THE BOX
2 colored dice
6 predatory fish (in 3 different sizes)
16 small fish (in 4 different colors)