Our Christmas Board Games

We were sent a lovely bundle of John Adams
games suited for the older members of the family
this time from 8+. The package was very
prettily wrapped complete with a few sweets and a candy cane, as you can
imagine this PR Company is one of my favourites!

My children are 5 and 7 but we already all play Rummikub
(£22.99), it’s a classic that my mum introduced to us to a while back. Whenever we have friends over we bring out
the board its great entertainment. I am
going to give this new copy to a friend so she can practise at home ready for
our next match! I like how it helps my
boys get more confident with numbers, I think its quite an educational game
manipulating the sets to try and get rid of all your numbers as quick as
possible. We will be playing this game
lots over the Christmas period! I like
seeing how happy my 5-year-old looks when he realises he has found somewhere to
place his numbers. You can almost see
the little light bulb turning on above his head.

Think Words and Split
Second are both new games to us, they look very promising though and I will
enjoy playing them offer the Christmas holidays. That’s if I can get my family away from Rummikub of course, my
hubbie and mum tend to win so we always want a re-match or two to have more of
a chance!

Think! Words (£19.99)
focuses on word association and is quite exciting with a countdown timer so
also very fast paced. You pick a card
and have to come up with words associated with that. For example if you had wild animal on the card, you could press T
and have Tiger and so fourth. You keep
naming an animal and pressing the associated letter until the other players get
stuck and are eliminated from the game.

Second (£19.99) is a general knowledge game that’s something all of us could do
with brushing up on. You have to think
fast literally in a split second! Once
you think you have the correct answer you quickly write it down and launch your
paddle into the middle. With 500
different questions to work your way through you will be quite educated if you
play it enough over Christmas! The
children are off school for two weeks so a little learning disguised as a fun
game can only do them good. The
questions test different aspects of knowledge even getting your child to do
some calculations like “How many legs? 1 x cow, 3 x ducks and 2 x pigs”. If you have indulged in the Christmas tipple
working out the answer might be tougher and more entertaining than you think!!!

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