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The Muddles

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The Muddles (2020) is a card sequencing and collecting game where you combine animals to create mixed-up creatures. With the target creations in the middle, you use your hand to combine the words and pictures and make the muddle. It stands out for its simplicity and fun while also teaching some reading and strategy.

Play involves placing a series of the target Muddle cards in the centre and each player using or swapping cards on their go as they work to make the most muddles. The rarer the Muddle, the more points you win. The player with the most points when the deck runs out wins.

The result is an approachable game for all ages that requires a bit of skill. You need to keep an eye on the muddles your opponents are making, and try and get there before they do. Or you can try and get three identical animal cards to pick any muddle you want.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Muddles 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Sequencing game. You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes 2 minutes to learn. It's worth having a flick through the cards to see what mixed-up creatures you can create. But note that the different scenarios are outlined on each card to help you.

Play Time: This game will take between 20 minutes and 25 minutes to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2020

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 2-4

Genres: Collecting and Sequencing

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Cards

Developer: Big Potato Games (@BigPotatoGames)

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