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Cahootie Paper Folding Game Review

My little one comes home from school telling about all the things that the kids do while at the playground for recess.  She came home one day, and told me about “The paper folding game.”  I wasn’t up to speed with that game, so I had to ask her more about it.  When she told me more I realized what she was talking about.  She was referring to “Fortune Teller.”




What is a Fortune Teller?

A fortune teller is an old folding game for children.You don’t only fold the figure; you can also play with it. You even use it to predict events in the future ;-).

Obviously the fortune teller is spread out all over the world.

Another name of it is cootie catcher.  In Germany the figure is called Himmel und Hölle (Heaven and Hell),  Nasenkneifer (nose pincher), Pfeffer und Salz (pepper and salt) or Salznäpfchen (salt pot).

After hearing what she has been doing I found a website called Cahootie.  They manufacture a reusable “Fortune Teller” game.  It is designed of coated paper, and has removable stickers based on what is chosen by the players.  We contacted the company, and we were offered to review the product.

My daughter found it to be a very cool thing to play, and she said it was even better because the players can choose different things to be on the tabs.  We played it a few times.  In the beginning the game is a bit stiff, but this is because it is coated plastic, and needs to be worked in.  Overall the game was very cute, and we are going to find a way to implement it into our family lives.  We are thinking of a way to make stickers for it that deal with housework, and chores.  We are going to try and put a little fun into daily things.  It was nice to not be centered around the video game for once.

You can get more information by visiting the Cahootie site.  These are available at online, and local retailers for @$6.99.