Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Baloon Lagoon. Today is your day at the carnival. Step right up and try your hand at the four carnival games while the musical merry-go-round keeps times.
- musical merry-go-round timer
- 4 carnival games
- 4 player movers
- scoring balloons
- balloon bag
Object of the Game
Collect balloons as you play the four carnival games. If you're the first player to fill your mover with balloons, you're the winner!
Assemble the game board by attaching the four puzzle sections to the purple centerpiece. Place the merry-go-round on the purple post.
Attach each carnival game to the game board, with the sticker facing away from the merry-go-round.
The color of each game matches its spot on the board. Put the letters in Letter Lake, place the dice near the Snack Hut, and place the frogs near the Frog Pond.
Each player chooses a purple mover. You will float your mover around the Balloon Lagoon carnival, stopping at one of the docks on each turn to play a game.
Now you're ready to play! Take turns going first.
On your turn:
Spin the Merry-go-round.
The game it points to is the game you'll play on this turn. Float your mover to the game's dock and get ready to play.
When you're ready, ask another player to press the purple button to start the timer for you.
Play your Game
Fish for Letters to Spell a Word
Turn to a new word in the flipbook. Use the fishing pole to reel in the letters. If you catch a letter that's part of the word you're spelling, place it on top
of that letter in the book. If you catch a letter that doesn't belong, set it aside. Keep fishing until you spell your word or time runs out.
Your score is the number of correct letters you fish.
Hop the frogs back into their pond
Take the frogs out of the pond. Put your first frog on the big lily pad. Slide your finger or thumb off the frog's tail to hop it back into the pond. Keep trying until you get all four frogs in or time runs out.
Your score is the number of frogs that make it into the pond.
Collect four matching snacks
Drop all six dice into the top of the snack hut. Choose a snack and try to collect four of a kind. Put the dice you are collecting on the snack rack, and keep dropping the rest until you collect four matching snacks or time runs out.
Your score is the number of matching snacks you collect.
Spin the wheels to make a picture
Turn to a new picture in the flipbook. Match the picture in the book by pressing the red levers to spin the wheels. Keep trying until you match all four sections of the picture or time runs out.
Your score is the number of sections that match the picture.
When time is up, count your score. You get that many balloons! Choose any color balloons from the balloon bag and add them to your mover. The player to your left goes next.
End of the Game
If you're the first player to fill your mover with balloons, you're the winner!