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Bob Ross: Happy Little Accidents Game from Big G Creative

Company: Big G Creative
Available: Now
Price: $19.99 USD

“We don’t make mistakes…just happy little accidents.”

Big G Creative’s Happy Little Accidents is a “positive party game” inspired by the chill and wisdom of Bob Ross, the legendary painter and host of the PBS television program The Joy of Painting. The game challenges 3 to 6 players, ages 10 and up to embrace their inner creativity and transform abstract shapes and squiggles into miniature works of art.

Gameplay begins with each player generating random doodles using a black marker on three sheets of paper. The drawings are placed in the center of the table, doodle side down, and mixed up. Once the doodles are in place, each player selects a coloured marker and voting tokens of the same colour.

The game is played over three rounds. Each round, players have a limited amount of time to create a drawing from a selected doodle based on a word listed on a card. When the sand timer expires, players discuss their masterpieces and award points to their favorite drawings. The player with the most points after three rounds is declared the winner. If the event of a tie, the tied players win together.

Happy Little Accidents is available for $19.99 USD from a variety of online resellers. The game includes 54 cards, 30 voting tokens, 7 markers, 1 pad of drawing paper, 1 sand timer, and instructions.

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