Operation is a classic board game that was first introduced in the 1960s by the game manufacturer Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro). The game simulates a humorous version of a surgical operation, and players take turns using a pair of tweezers to remove various plastic “ailments” from the patient, without touching the sides of the openings where the ailments are located.
The Operation game is played with one person acting acting as a “surgeon.” The game board has a cartoonish patient and has various plastic “ailments” such as a broken heart, a butterfly in the stomach, etc. inserted into openings on the board. Each player takes turns using a pair of tweezers to attempt to remove an ailment without touching the sides of the opening. If they touch the sides, a buzzer sounds and they lose their turn. The player who successfully removes the most ailments wins.
The basic rules of the game are as follows:
Players take turns using the tweezers to remove the plastic ailments from the patient without touching the sides of the opening.
If a player touches the sides of the opening, a buzzer sounds and they lose their turn.
Players earn money for each ailment they successfully remove, and the player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Some version may have different rules like extra cards or additional ailments to choose from.
Yes, the operation game can be played with more than 2 players. Each player takes a turn using the tweezers to remove an ailment, and the player with the most money at the end of the game wins. It is recommended to establish a time limit for each turn so that the game does not drag on for too long.