Tap the Frog

THrow balls at frogs


Tap the Frog, based on the app, offers a collection of dexterity games, nicely packed to take along easily. Players throw balls at the frogs, but hopefully not into the water or at the pirate frog. The double-sided game board shows squares; some hold frogs in four colors, some show only water and some also a pirate frog. One side is easier, featuring less water squares and only one pirate frog, the other side is more difficult with more water squares and two pirate frogs.

For each version you throw a ball, represented by a colored ball, so that is rebounds once or several times from the table before landing in the box in one of the squares.

If you play Solohüpfer, that is, alone, you use all balls and score 2 points for balls in squares with frogs of the same color and 1 point for balls with frogs of other colors; balls in the water score 0 and balls with the pirate frog -2. In Froschball you have four balls of a color and three tries for each ball and score as in the solo game. For this there is also a Wirr-Warr variant, in which all play simultaneously, but have only one try per ball. If it does not land in the box, it is out of play. In Bälle-Schubser you also have four balls and three tries for each ball, at the end you score for each ball that is alone in a square of the board. In Tic Tac Trio you want to array three balls of your color in a row to win.

Tap the Frog is a very nice and well-made transformation of the mechanism, already employed in "Hüpf Hüpf, Hurra!", into a take-me-along sized game based on the app; it is easy to play, quickly explained, quickly played and proves that non-electronic games can be lots of fun!


Players: 1-4

Age: 6+

Time: 10+

Designer: Heinz Meister

Artist: Mentals LLC

Price: ca. 7 Euro

Publisher: Ravensburger 2014


Genre: Dexterity

Users: For children

Special: 1 player

Version: multi

Rules: de fr it nl

In-game text: no



Mechanism from Hüpf Hüpf, Hurra!

Handy size for taking along

Topic and design based on an App


Compares to:

Hüpf Hüpf, Hurra!


Other editions:

Currently none


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