Take the Cake

from Gamewright


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Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

Gamewright's Take the Cake is a sweet game of shapes, shakes, and cupcakes. A batch of yummy cupcake cards are "fresh" out of the oven and it's time to decorate! Players shake the sprinkle shaker to pour out colorful shapes. If any shapes match a cupcake, add them to the card. Collect the most cards to win. For an even sweeter treat, whip up a batch of real cupcakes and play this game while you're waiting for them to bake!

Take the Cake is a simple yet fun game, and it's quick, too—playing time is about 15 minutes. The game offers the unique twist of shaking the shaker and pretending to decorate the treats as well as reinforcing such cognitive skills as color and shape identification. There is no reading required so that kids as young as 4 years old can play. The game comes with 32 wooden shapes, 16 cupcake cards, a sprinkle shaker, a custom die, and instructions in English and Spanish. It is for two to four players.