Operation is a classic board game that has been enjoyed by generations of players. It is a game of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, as players must use the tweezers to remove plastic pieces from a patient’s body without touching the edges of the cavities. If they touch the edges, a buzzer sounds and the player’s turn is over.
The game is played with 2-4 players. To start, each player chooses a doctor card, which tells them which ailment they must remove from the patient. The ailments are all humorous, such as a “hiccup” or a “worry wart.”
The player then takes a turn using the tweezers to try to remove their ailment from the patient. If they are successful, they earn a point and it is the next player’s turn. If they touch the edge of the cavity, the buzzer sounds and their turn is over.
The game continues until all of the ailments have been removed. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Operation is a fun and challenging game that is perfect for all ages. It is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, and it is also a lot of fun to play with friends and family.
Here are some additional facts about Operation:
- The game was invented in 1964 by John Spinello, a University of Illinois industrial design student.
- The game was originally called “Doctor” but was renamed “Operation” in 1965.
- The patient in Operation is a cartoon character named Cavity Sam.
- The game has been translated into over 25 languages.
- Operation is one of the best-selling board games of all time.