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A simple to play, community or family game, played for fun, by individuals, in groups of any number of people. Beetle is a dice and paper game, the object being to build a beetle by throwing in turn a dice.
A mixed age activity that can be played equally and enjoyed by anyone of any age.
A simple game suitable for everyone to play. A complete newcomer to playing beetle will within minutes be playing with equall chance of winning with the most regular of players.
The idea is to draw a beetle, the body parts being awarded by throwing in turn a dice. The numbers on the dice correspond to which part of the beetle you can draw. You cannot draw in legs or the tail unless there is a body and you cannot draw in the feelers or the eyes unless there is a head. So if you throw a number that you cannot use because there is no body or you already have two eyes or whatever, you lose your turn.
Thus; a 6 is for the body. a 5 for the head. a 4 for the tail (these beetles have tails) a 3 for each of four legs a 2 for each of two feelers a 1 for each of two eyes The first person to complete the beetle is the winner.
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To attend a local public beetle drive costs very little. an entrance fee of perhaps a £1. The entrance fee will vary, as it may include the cost of a small prize to the winner, refreshments during the game, hire of the hall and sometimes a beetle drive is held as a fund raising event for a local charity.
Level of Demand
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