Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
|Suggested Age||5 and up|
Note: This game is in German
Kakerlakak, a portable version of the identically named Kakerlakak, puts a cockroach in the kitchen once again, but this time you get to control the cockroach and try to move him to tasty treats while hoping that the cook stays out of sight.
Each player has a "treat stick" that shows four treats that she must claim in order by moving the cockroach onto the appropriate space on the 6x6 game board. The trick, though, is that items of cutlery lie all over the floor, blocking your way to the treats along with the shelving units that stand in the middle of the floor. As in the original Kakerlakak, the cutlery items have a pivot in their center, and players can turn the cutlery during the game to open and close paths.
On a player's turn, she rolls the cutlery die, then moves the cockroach 2-3 spaces based on the number of pips showing, turning an indicated piece of cutlery before, during or after the move. She then rolls and moves again. Starting after her second move, an opponent rolls the cook die after each movement, and if the cook shows up, that player's turn is over and the dice pass left to the next players. Alternatively, if a player reaches her goal, her turn ends.
The first player to reach all four of her food goals, then reach the hole in the kitchen floor wins.
Kakerlakak includes action rules that speed up gameplay. The cockroach and cook players both roll simultaneously, with the cockroach player moving as quickly as possible because as soon as the fifth cook face is rolled, the turn is over. The winning condition remains the same.