Rating: 6.6 Good
Popularity:2
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2007
Players: 2-6 players
Playing time: 10-20 minutes
Age:6+

Created by: Jacques Zeimet, Rolf Vogt

Published by: Corfix, Devir, Drei Magier Spiele

Alternate Names: Csótánysaláta, Ensalada de bichos, Ensalada de cucarachas, Insalata Scarafaggi, Kaker Laken Salade

Description:

In Cockroach Salad players create a common salad packed with lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and cauliflower - but they won't always be saying which ingredient they're adding to the bowl!

The 128 cards - 120 vegetable cards in the four types and eight "taboo" vegetable cards, two of each type that bear cockroaches - are shuffled and divided among the players.

On a turn, a player plays the top card from his deck onto the central pile of cards, naming the vegetable as he plays it, e.g., "Pepper!" - except in the following situations:

  • If his vegetable matches the previously played vegetable, the player must lie.

  • If his vegetable matches the claim made by the previous player (perhaps because that player lied), then the player must lie.

  • If he plays a taboo card, he shouts "Cockroach!" and the next player starts a new pile next to the first one so that the taboo card remains visible.

  • If his vegetable matches a visible taboo card, he must lie.

Make a mistake or stumble or hesitate too long, and a player must pick up all cards played to that point in the game. The first player to run out of cards wins!

Prices:
Retail Price:$11
Amazon:$8
Awards:
Spiel des Jahres Recommended 2008
Kinderspielexperten "8-to-13-year-olds" Nominee 2008
Japan Boardgame Prize Voters' Selection Nominee 2008
Fairplay À la carte Winner 2008

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