Patch Products has some pretty outstanding games but if you are like me you assume most are for kids…not true. Not only do they have a lot of game options for adults but one one in particular stands out for us…the Game of Things. Read the card and everyone else writes their response on a piece of paper, then the reader gets to try to guess who said what!
Ugh! is a hilarious card game by Calliope that my kids like to play with and without us. Your goal is to get the most points but the trick is you can only get points from “locked” sets of cards (basically 1 of each color). Beware the Ugh! card as that can cause you to lose cards!
Pathfinder is a game where you create or pick a character and become that character and have a fantastic adventure right at your table! Now the recommended age is 13+ but the Beginner Box was used to teach kids as young as 4 (the Gentleman!) at Gen Con! That is actually (of course) how we discovered it and we are hooked!
Cardline Dinosaurs is an educational card game that is now both of my kids go to game. There are 110 cards and all of them have a dinosaur or other prehistoric creature on them. If THAT isn’t interesting enough they also have factual information about those animals so you can learn while you play. How awesome is that?
Munchkin is a fun card game where you start off as a Human with no Class…that makes me laugh every time. Kick down the door, defeat monsters, take the treasures and thwart the efforts of other players to be the first to reach level 10! Doesn’t that sound like fun!
The Children’s Museum here in Indianapolis has some wonderful toys, games and educational tools. Throughout the next month I get to show you a few toys and games from their store! Another fantastic game you can purchase there is Super Slam Basketball. It’s a fun way to introduce kids to competition, beating the clock and help with hand eye coordination.
I know that is not how the song goes…but I sing the song every time we play this game. Also, the last line should be done in a Cookie Monster voice. Feed the Kitty is a fast, easy to learn fun game that kids as young as 3 can play (recommended ages 4+) and as old as well…me will enjoy.
IELLO (which by the way is pronounced like yellow) makes some pretty amazing games. It is no surprise that I bring you another great game and this one is kid friendly too! Both of my kids LOVE The Hare and the Tortoise which is another in a fantastic Tales and Games series . Kids stories turned into games!
No it’s not (the artist formerly known as) Prince’s new name. It is an awesome game using domino type tiles that challenges your mind, is super fun and frustrating all at the same time! The worth it kind of frustrating though so don’t panic. It is honestly best to play this game with older kids but you can teach your younger kids a different way to play. I’ll explain both ways here because this game is fantastic to teach kids various types of patterns!
Selfie is a playful game of taking silly selfies (or pretending to) by USAopoly that will have kids of all ages laughing and seeing who can have the silliest expression. You can even take an actual Selfie with your phone to pass around during the game or to keep and maybe post on social media sites.