Strangely this wasn’t the success I was expecting it to be when we bought it for our 4 year old. After his competency with Dobble I assumed a simple fast paced matching game would be easy for family play. The problem is that while preschoolers can make the matches easily, in a mixed ability game… Read More Wig Out Review- a crazy haired, fast paced matching game.
We can’t have a family games blog without mentioning UNO. Created over 40 years ago (1971) and popular all over the world, I doubt there’s many reading this that haven’t played it in their youth. We certainly did. What makes UNO such a family favourite is that it’s so easy to pick up and play… Read More UNO! – a classic card game that’s still as good as I remembered from my childhood!
I love this game. It’s my personal favourite because I love spatial puzzles. We picked up Labyrinth when N was 4 because he was really interested in mazes. The level of spatial thinking and visualisation of what will happen when parts of the maze moves means it’s definitely not one to play when kids are… Read More Labyrinth Review
This is currently our favourite family game. N loves Super Mario. He has access to our old Nintendo Wii and often plays a few hours of Mario Kart and Mario and Sonic at the Olympics at the weekend or when his uncle comes round to compete. So when he saw Monopoly Gamer it immediately went… Read More Monopoly Gamer Review- this is not Monopoly, it’s way more fun!
Too Many Monkeys is probably the game we play most after Dobble. It’s fast paced, easy for kids to play straightaway, and although it’s a chance based game, which makes it great for mixed aged play, it never becomes dull or frustrating. Its secret is in its fast rhythm and the possibility that everything could… Read More Too Many Monkeys Review- fast paced family fun!
Sleeping Queens is a great little game by Gamewright. It’s one of the first of the more complex games we bought for N that he started playing while he was still 3. At its core it’s a simple card draw game but the artwork is gorgeous and makes it very easy to explain the game… Read More Sleeping Queens Review
Dobble is a great example of a perfect family game. It’s adaptable so can be played competitively across different ages and abilities. It can accommodate multiple players (limited only by how many you can get round the table or the floor). It’s quick to play (less than a minute a round). On top of that… Read More Dobble- the perfect fast paced family game.
After yet another mind numbing bingo type game involving a spinner that seemed to go on forever we decided we needed to find games that we could play with our then 3 year old son that were not totally irritating for the adults involved. We love boardgames, and as it was pretty clear our son… Read More In search of the perfect family game for young children…