Nostalgia scores big with the game box and components. The Trapper Keeper Game comes in an authentic Trapper Keeper and will feature one of three art designs from the 80s: rainbow unicorn, palm tree sunset and psychedelic outer space! Each player will have their own miniature Trapper Keeper folder to collect their school papers, the backs of the school paper cards are school lockers, and the Bell cards (round tracker for the game) is a school clock.
In the Trapper Keeper Game, players are students who are collecting papers from the lockers and placing them in their folders. The papers are divided into nine stacks and arranged in several rows and columns face down to create a set of lockers. The top card is turned over to reveal the paper inside the locker. The Bell cards keep track of the rounds in the game but also provide additional rules for school paper selection unique to each round. There are seven types of school paper cards: Quizzes, Homework, Secret Notes, Detentions Notices, Parental Signatures, Report Cards, and Field Trip Slips. Each of the papers is scored differently: for example, the Quizzes score the points printed on them, while Parental Signatures are worth nothing but are needed to activate the scores from Report Cards and Field Trip Slips. Some papers have doodles on them, in either red or blue in on either the left or right side. Which side of their folder the players store their papers determines which doodles will score points later. At the end of the last round, points are scored for players with the largest doodle collections of each type and for their school papers. The player with the most points wins.
The Trapper Keeper Game is designed by Prospero Hall (Disney Villainous), who knows a thing or two about designing nostalgic pop culture games, bringing us Bob Ross: Art of the Chill Game, Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger, and Jaws.
The Trapper Keeper Game plays 2-5 players, ages 8+, in about 25 minutes. Contents include 81 school paper cards, 11 bell cards, five mini Trapper Keeper folders, a teacher’s pet marker, score pad and pencil. Look for this game exclusively at a Target near you.