Beetle Game

Throw the Dice and Draw the Beetle


Beetle Game is an easy and fun dice game to play with your kids. Who will be the first to draw the whole beetle? Throw the dice and try your luck. Easy and entertaining for children. This dice game is also known as Bugs or Cooties.





Number of Players: 2 or more

Age Range: 4 years and older

Materials: 1 die, pen and paper to draw the beetle or use the printable sheet provided below (PDF file)

How to Play:

  • The goal of the game is to be the first player to complete his or her beetle.

  • The players take turns to throw the die and try to draw the corresponding body part.

  • First the six needs to be thrown, since this is the body of the beetle.

  • Before drawing the antenna and eyes, a five needs to be thrown to draw the head of the beetle.

  • 1 for eyes (two of them)

  • 2 for antenna (two of them)

  • 3 for legs (six of them)

  • 4 for wings (two of them)

  • 5 for head (one)

  • 6 for body (one)

  • The one who finishes his beetle first is the winner

  • Every player counts his points: one point for every part drawn and the winner gets ten bonus points.



Variation: Beetle Drive

A social event where a lot of Beetle games are played over several tables in several rounds. When a person finishes his beetle he shouts out:"Beetle" and the game stops for all tables. Everybody tells his points and changes tables. The player with the most points at the end is the winner.


Free printable Beetle drawing card

Click on the picture to go to the printable PDF file. For your convenience. The left picture brings you the PDF file for drawing the beetle. Every printed page has four bugs on it. The right picture brings you to an PDF file with a score card. Very handy if you plan to play more games or for the Beetle Drive. Have fun with this game!

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