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How to Play Operation Pet Scan Board Game (Rules and Instructions)

How to Play Operation Pet Scan Board Game (Rules and Instructions)

In the original Operation you played as a surgeon trying to help out the patient Cavity Sam with his various medical issues. In the sequel, Operation Pet Scan, you have switched careers and are now a veterinarian. Cavity Sam’s dog, Rex-Ray, has ate some things that he shouldn’t have. Your job is to try and help him feel better by removing the objects from his stomach. Will you be the best veterinarian and successfully remove the most objects from Rex-Ray’s stomach?

Year: 2020 | Publisher: Hasbro | Designer: NA | Artist: NA

Genres: Children’s, Dexterity

Ages: 6+ | Number of Players: 2+ | Length of Game: 10-20 minutes

Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Light-Moderate

Components: Pet Scan game unit, 8 plastic ailments, instructions

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Objective of Operation Pet Scan

The objective of Operation Pet Scan is to move the plastic ailments through Rex-Ray’s body and remove them through the tail end of the path. The player who removes the most ailments will win the game.

Setup for Operation Pet Scan

  • Place batteries into the game unit.
  • Flip out the game unit’s stand so the unit stands up.
  • Place all of the ailments in the middle of the table near the game unit.
  • The youngest player will start the game.

Playing Operation Pet Scan

At the beginning of your turn you will choose one of the plastic ailments and drop it into Rex-Ray’s mouth.

Start Turn in Operation Pet Scan
This player has inserted an ailment into the game unit. They will now have to try and move it through the path to the tail exit.

You will then use the Dog-o-scope which contains a magnet. The plastic ailment you dropped into the mouth will stick to the Dog-o-scope when you get close to it.

You will then try to move the ailment through the dog’s belly towards its tail. You will want to stay on the path or the ailment will become detached from the Dog-o-scope.

Move Ailment in Operation Pet Scan
This player is moving an ailment with the Dog-o-scope.

If the ailment falls out of Rex-Ray’s belly, your turn ends immediately. The ailment will be returned to the pile of ailments that have yet to be removed.

Dropped Object
This player dropped their ailment while trying to move it through the dog. As the ailment has fallen out of the stomach. This player has failed to remove the ailment on their turn.

If you move the ailment through the tail, you have successfully removed it. You will get to keep the ailment for yourself. This will count for a point at the end of the game.

Remove Ailment
This player has successfully removed an ailment from the dog. They will get to keep the ailment which will count as a point at the end of the game.

In either case, play will pass to the next player. The instructions do not specifically mention what the turn order is for the game.

End of Game

The game ends as soon as all of the ailments have been removed from Rex-Ray. The player that has removed the most ailments wins the game.

Winning Operation Pet Scan
The top player removed three ailments from the dog. The other players removed two ailments, two ailments and one ailment. As the top player removed the most ailments, they have won the game.

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