P25117Whenever I see a guilty grin on my dog’s face (you know, that “look at me I am so adorable… but I did something wrong… again”), I know he’s been digging up trouble. He’s surely dug into the sofa, or turned the veggie garden upside-down, or ripped my pillow to shreds. Diggin’ Doggies, from International Playthings, takes the mess and mayhem out of doggie digging, but leaves all of the fun.

Diggin’ Doggies is designed for two to four players ages 3 and up. The motto of the game is to make your doggie dig all three of his or her bones and make scoot back to the kennel. The first doggie to do so becomes the canine king of the game.

The game includes 12 bones in four colors, one die, and four plastic doggy playing pieces. Kids can choose a pup and bones in red, blue, yellow, or green, making this a great gender-neutral game for any type of kid. Apart from their magnetic good looks, these doggies also feature magnetic noses. Get them nose down to a bone and watch as they magically pick it up! This law of attraction will help your doggie win the game.

61v2TgJG+zL._SL1200_-1Learning to play this game will be way easier than teaching your dog to fetch. Place all the bones color-side facedown in each dugout space around the board, place the doggies in their respective kennels, and roll the die. Choose a direction, and hop as many spaces as the die indicates. Use your doggie’s magical nose to pick up the bone where your doggie landed. If the color of the bone matches the color of your doggie, put it in his/her kennel, if not, return it to the dugout space, and let the next player test their luck. If you land on the same space as another player, your doggie will be sent back to the doghouse.

Once players fetch all three bones, their pup is very close the victory bark. Just make sure he/she runs back to the doghouse before the others catch up. Diggin’ Doggies is a great indoor game to play with the family or a few friends. However, what I enjoyed most was just holding these cute little dogs in my hand and making them pick up one bone after another with their magical nose. So, as long as I have plastic miniature canines onboard, I don’t mind digging some trouble, myself!