Don't get chomped by the cranky croc. Croc's got toothaches and a snap-happy attitude. You're his dentist - so get ready to pull a mouthful of teeth. Use the special tooth tongs to wiggle out one Croc tooth per turn. But don't pull the one that triggers Croc's touchy temper or, Snap. He'll growl, charge and chomp and you're out of the game. To win, be the only dentist who doesn't rile the crocodile.
The goal of the game is to extract the plastic teeth from a crocodile toy's mouth by pulling them out with plastic tweezers. If the sore tooth is pulled, the mouth will snap shut, and the person who caused the mouth to shut is the loser. The travel version of Crocodile Dentist featured slightly different gameplay, where instead of pulling the teeth out of the crocodile's mouth the players had to push the crocodile's teeth down into its mouth.
Crocodile Dentist went through several changes during its development phase. Fuhrer and his technicians were told to tweak the length and speed of the crocodile's lunging motion so that the toy would not cause eye injuries. Fuhrer also added a pair of plastic tweezers to quell fears that children would hurt their fingers. However, the game testers later thought that the toy lacked excitement, and though the tweezers remained in the final product, Fuhrer restored the original lunging motion.
Crocodile Dentist is a Milton Bradley game targeted at children between the ages of four and seven. The games rules are simple. You are a crocodile dentist, and you have the somewhat unfortunate task of removing a cranky croc's tooth. You must navigate in and out before his snapping jaws clamp down on your hand and end your turn.This game is meant for two to four people, and it's exciting without being scary. Children learn good manual dexterity skills. Parents and older siblings can get into the action, as well--this toy is a perennial party pleaser. The Crocodile Dentist game is colorful and sturdily constructed. Experts can easily outmatch the crocodile, but it takes some time to master the moves.