Objective of Don’t Step In It!
The objective of Don’t Step In It! is to try and walk across the mat while avoiding stepping on the poops.
Setup for Don’t Step In It!
- Lay the mat out on a flat surface with the green side face up.
- Take about half of the compound from one of the cans and place it into the mold. Press down on the compound until it completely fills in the mold. Then gently remove it from the mold. Repeat this process until you have created eight poops.
- Place five of the poops on random spots on the mat. The other three poops are set to the side.
- Everyone should take off their shoes and socks.
- The youngest player starts the game.
Playing Don’t Step In It!
To start your turn you will stand at one end of the mat and put on the blindfold.
One of the other players will spin the spinner. The number spun determine how many steps you have to take at a minimum to reach the other side of the mat. You can use more steps than the number spun.
Some of the sections of the spinner have a symbol next to the number. The symbol indicates what special action you will take before you start walking across the mat.
One of the players will add an additional poop to the mat.
One of the players will remove one of the poops from the mat.
Choose a player to rearrange the positions of the poops.
Walking Across the Mat
Once you have set up the mat, the current player has to walk across it. You must use at least as many steps as the number spun on the spinner. Should you cross the mat in less steps than was spun, you need to start again from the beginning of the mat.
While walking you should lift your knees high. You may not jump, run or tiptoe.
You will keep walking to the other side of the mat even if you step in one of the poops.
Should you step off the mat before reaching the other end, the other players should guide you back onto the mat before you continue walking.
Once you reach the other end of the mat you can take off your blindfold. You will count up how many poops you stepped in. You need to remember/write down how many poops each player stepped in. If your foot only grazed/gently touched a poop, it still counts as stepping in it.
Any poops that were stepped in should be returned to the mold to be reshaped. You will then return them to the mat in any location. Any poops that were removed or added due to the symbol spun, stay on the mat for the next player.
Choose another player to take the next turn.
Winning Don’t Step In It!
Once everyone has had a turn, the players will compare how many poops they stepped in. The player that stepped in the least poops wins the game.
The solo game is mostly played the same as the main game. The one difference is that you will spin the spinner and add/remove poops before you put on the blindfold. You don’t need to rearrange the poops.
The goal is to try and cross the mat without stepping in any of the poops.
Don’t Step In It! FAQs
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Don’t Step In It! Components
- Plastic mold
- Game mat
- 4 cans of compound
Year: 2017 | Publisher: Hasbro | Designer: Bob Driscoll, Don Ullman
Genres: Action, Children’s, Family, Party
Ages: 4+ | Number of Players: 1+ | Length of Game: A couple minutes per player
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: High
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