A game of pairs where players try to get rid of all their cards by matching images – but be careful not to end up with Tinyly Mistigri! It’s the traditional game of Old Maid, but with delightful Tinyly characters.
2 to 4 Players / Ages 4 to 99
Length of Game: 10 minutes
Aim of the Game: To NOT have “bad luck” Tinyly Mistigri in your hand at the end of the game!
Starting the Game: Shuffle/mix the cards and deal them all out to the players. Players check to see if they have any matching pairs in their hands. If they do, the matching pairs are placed face-up in front of them on the table.
Game Play: The youngest player starts, and play moves clockwise around the table. The youngest player draws a card at random from the player to their left. If they can make a matching pair with the new card, they lay the new pair down in front of them. If they can’t make a pair, they must keep the new card in their hand.
Then it is the next player’s turn – the one who just gave away a card. They draw a card at random from the player to their left, and if they can make a pair, they lay it down, or if not, they keep the new card.
To Win The Game: Play continues clockwise until all the players have laid down all their matching pairs. All the cards are matching pairs except there is only one Tinyly Mistigri… and the unlucky player who has Tinyly Mistigri left in their hand loses the game.
Fun Fact: “Mistigri” (or “mistigris”) is a French/Dutch word that literally means “foggy” or “grey” and is a common child’s word for a pet cat. The “Mistigri” is also the “bad luck” card that spells the end of the traditional French card game of the same name.
Designed for children ages 4 to 10, Tinyly Dolls are perfect to create a magical world of imaginative play!
Warning: Small parts. Not suitable for children under 3.