Friday, September 25, 2015

Check out These Fantastic Games With The USAopoly Review!!

Games are a fun way to learn, explore, and practice the skills your children have already learned. Learning through play is always a great way to relieve some of the monotony that can happen when you're homeschooling. Here we love to play a variety of games so when we received the USAopoly review we were ecstatic! 
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We received two games for this review. The first one is called Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone
The second one is Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game. Both of these are a hit here and we couldn't wait to share them with you guys! 

Since the early 90's USAopoly has been creating games and puzzles such as these for your entire family to enjoy. We love games here and try to incorporate a family game night as much as possible. So let me share with you about these awesome additions to our game repertoire. 

Tapple is a word game geared for ages 8 and up and you can have up to eight players playing at one time. The game consists of the Tapple "board" and a card deck with suggestions for topics. The cards feature an easier category side and one that is a little harder to figure out. 
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Categories range from things like animals, movies, sports, etc for you to choose from. Once you have a category start the timer in the middle of the board and try to name something in that category that starts with a letter on the game piece. But wait! There are some letters you may think of that are not on the board!!! That was a hard one for me. I would come up with answers and the letter was taken or not there. Ahh!!! The excitement! 
Once you start the timer you have 10 seconds to name your guess and then pass it on to the next player. If you can't name one in that time period, you're out and the game keeps going with that category until you're out of words. The last man standing wins that card. 

Boo Bear and I both learned that daddy is a much better wordsmith than either of us. He beat us, bad. All of the times we played together.... Boo Bear said he liked this one best but let me tell you about the one I liked...

So to put this in my kiddo's words, this is like one of our favorite card games and Jenga all rolled into one game. It's a blast!!! This game is also geared for ages 8 and up. Each player receives seven cards to use to know how they should build the Wonky tower. There are nine colored blocks with three different sizes to choose from. Your cards will tell you what move you can make or what piece you must add to the tower. 
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There are cards where you can pick the size and color you use to build the tower or ones that give you specific pieces and colors to use. You also have cards that allow you to pass on your turn if you don't want to to do anything or to reverse the order of play. As each piece is added you wait for three seconds to make sure your tower doesn't fall before heading on to the next person. 

Boo Bear and I had a lot of fun with this and we're planning to take daddy down in this game! Of course our tower didn't go very high yet because we kept knocking it over, BUT, we are practicing ! 

This one was my favorite I believe as it was a lot of fun waiting to see if your tower will stand or if it's going to fall over. 

While you might be thinking oh this is easy. The blocks just stack neatly, right? Nope... USAopoly adds a twist as the blocks are not exactly evenly shaped. So your tower might stand better with the three large on bottom, or it might not. How can you get it to stand? Will you be the one to knock it over? 
What we thought...
We loved both of these games here and they have gotten quite a lot of play time in our house. We are taking Wonky with us today to a friends house to enjoy and see who will knock the tower over. Both of these are tons of fun and get lots of giggles going from all the family. I would highly recommend these as gifts for the upcoming holidays, birthdays, or just-because days. They are a hit here and I'm sure you'll love them too!
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