Board games are important to our family as a way of spending quality time with each other, and friends. One thing I particularly like is that there are so many different games, so many different mechanisms that everyone can find one they enjoy. And everyone gets a chance to win because they are better at some types; trust me there is no need to allow the kids to win in our house. Just a few Continue Reading …
The Rubik’s Cube is an iconic and addictive toy that has been around for 40 years. With new variations available including the Rubik’s Edge and Rubik’s Orbit would the children or adults solve them first?
Splendor is a great classic board game where you collect gems to help you buy more expensive items. The whole family has enjoyed this game.
In Takenoko you establish a garden, grow bamboo and feed the Emperor’s panda. You win by having the most points, which you gain by completing certain garden layouts, growing specific bamboo patterns and feeding different bamboo to the panda.
Blue Lagoon game works for children and adults. For children it is simple to learn with quick turns, yet the varied scoring options gives depth for adults.
I was very excited when my friend told me about the 10×10 game challenge for two reasons 1) it would encourage me (and hopefully the family) to play more games and 2) I could create a spreadsheet to analyse the data. And I admit that may have been more exciting than the prospect of playing games as I do love creating spreadsheets! What is the 10×10 game challenge? According to BoardGameGeek, where I believe the Continue Reading …
We love playing board games. And we enjoy playing as a family and with friends, at home and out and about. It has been an interesting year for us as we’ve visited a local board games cafe and the UK Games Expo for the first time. I’ve also been taking part in the 10×10 challenge, with the aim to play ten games on ten different days, which has given me an extra focus on the number and type of games I’ve played.
Playing cards are so versatile that there are games you can play from a young age such as snap. The main limiting factor we’ve experienced is small hands can find it hard to hold a lot of cards. It is possible to find card games which are played single player (patience) upwards, particularly if you combine more than one set of cards.
Staccups is a dexetity game requiring both hand eye coordination and speed. The aim is to be the quickest at stacking your cups by matching the colour of the bottom of your cup to the colour on the top of the cup below. The challenge comes from all players racing to place their cups on the same two stacks.
Hero Realms* is a fantasy card game for 2-4 players, originally funded through Kickstarter raising over $500,000. It is a deck building game, meaning you buy and discard cards to build a deck of cards that you hope is stronger than your opponents. It has an average score of 7.7 from 4,500 ratings on Board Game Geek. The game suggests it is suitable for ages 12 years and older. However, my 9 year old daughter loves Continue Reading …