Cootie (1927)

Average Rating: 3.31/10
Board Game Rank: 11170
Children's Game Rank: 594
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Publisher
Year Published
1927
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
3 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
3 to 6
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Mechanic
Reimplements
Family
Primary Name
Cootie
Alternate Names
Beetle
Beetle Drive
Beetle Game
The Beetle Game
Build a Beetle
Cootie Keychain Set
Creepy Critters
Escarabajo
Family Beetle Game
Giant Cootie
Here is Mr. Beetle
Käferspiel
Lucky Ladybirds
Lusen
Mein Kleiner Esel
Mini Cootie
Mio Piccolo Asino
Mon Petit Âne
Myrspelet
The New Game of Cootie
Pirate
Rippel Tippel Käfergetrippel
Le Scarabée
Scootie
The Traditional Game of Beetle
Tu-Tee
Van Kop tot Staart
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Players race to construct a plastic bug, rolling a die to see which piece they get to add.

The Hennepin History Museum states that the first Cootie game was designed by William H. Schaper in 1949. However, Schaper's game was not the first based upon the insect known as the "cootie". The creature was the subject of several tabletop games, mostly pencil and paper games, in the decades of the twentieth century following World War I.

In 1927, the J. H. Warder Company of Chicago released Tu-Tee, and the Charles Bowlby Company released Cootie; though based on a "build a bug" concept similar to Schaper's, both were paper and pencil games.
Schaper's game was the first to employ a fully three dimensional, free-standing plastic cootie.

Known in Australia as Creepy Critters and in the UK as Beetle Drive.

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Microbadges

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Components:

  • 4 Cootie Bugs with Parts:
    • 4 x Bodies (Assembled):
      • 2 x 4 Color Body Halves
    • 4 x Heads (Assembled):
      • 2 x 4 Color Head Halves
    • 4 x Antennaes, Hat, or Bow
    • 4 x Eye Pieces (Assembled):
      • Eye Pieces
      • Label Sheet
    • 4 x Tongues, Teeth, or Lips
    • 24 x Legs
  • Gameboard
  • Die
  • Instructions

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Cootie
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Milton Bradley Edition 1999
Publisher: Milton Bradley
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 04782
Size: 5.25 x 5.25 x 10.50 inches
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Cootie
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Milton Bradley edition 1997
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Year: 1997
Product Code: 4782
Size: 10.50 x 5.40 x 5.25 inches
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Milton Bradley edition 1993
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Year: 1993
Product Code: 4782
Size: 10.00 x 6.25 x 4.75 inches
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 11170
Children's Game Rank: 594
Num Ratings: 611
Average Rating: 3.31
Standard Deviation: 1.62
Num Views: 34972
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.0
Fans: 4
Personal Comments: 276
Users Owning: 712
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 20 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 4
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Total Plays: 727
Plays This Month: 1
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