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Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Dee Kauffman

You should give Gobblet! a try. Kind of similar to tic-tac-toe, but with some twists. There's a junior version, but the original is super-easy to learn, and rated for ages 7 and up. Mike and I played it at a Christmas party, and are hooked!


My daughters got the game Killer Bunnies by Playroom Entertainment for Christmas. My 7 year old loves rabbits and always wants anything with rabbits of any kind, even killer ones. This game is listed as 12 and up but after a little time reading over the two books full of instructions we have had a great time playing it. We spent last weekend playing it three times a day, every day. They can't get enough of it. One of the things we really liked about this game was the the 7 year old can win it without help. Being the youngest she tends to lose most things to the rest of us. Also, you can buy expansion packs for this card and dice based game to keep it interesting for a very long time.


New games at our house are: Quiddler (card/word game, same maker as LOOT); Qirkle; Pass The Pigs; and Blokus 3-D. Regular faves are Sequence, Pass The Pigs, & Settlers of Cataan.
I'll have to add the ones you mention to our wish list!

Shelley McBride

I bought three new board games for the holiday season and we have played all. "Battle of the Sexes" worked for a large group and was fun but mostly for the trivia buffs. Better than that was "Wits & Wagers" which we did with a group of about 8 people in varying ages. It was GREAT and we played it again and again. It also has trivia questions, but you write your answer on a card and then get to bet on others' answers too. Very clever game. We happened to have a genius (no joking) who clearly knew almost all of the answers in that one. We also bought a new version of "Scrabble - Upwords" which is a bit more fast-moving and fun than regular Scrabble.
We also learned to play one new card game - Strife and Malice which is really fun with about four people (using 2 or 3 decks of cards). Nice to pass the time on a cold snowy day.


I've been wanting to get Sorry Sliders but wasn't sure- now I think I'll get it :)

One of our favorites is "Blokus", http://www.amazon.com/Educational-Insights-2995-Blokus-Classic/dp/B00011F5DK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1231342887&sr=1-1

Sort of like Tetris in real life. It's loads fun when you have 4 players, but my kiddos play just the two of them and still have fun. And you can even do it one player- just a different set of rules. Fun!


I'll second the recommendation for Quiddler. It's Scrabble, solitare, and rummy all rolled into one game--but not too complicated, and it moves quickly.

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New games at our house are: Quiddler (card/word game, same maker as LOOT)

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