Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Board Games

I have two little boys so playing board games comes with the territory, as does video games but I'll save that for another post.

We have some of the classics: Monopoly, Clue, Life, Sorry, and Battleship

Some of the newer ones: Apples to Apples, Whonu, Cadoo

But a game we've enjoyed that I've never heard of, which we recieved as a gift, is T-Rex. The premise of the game is similar to Sorry. You have four dinosaurs who need to get home BUT the similarities end there. When to dinos land on the same spot they battle with dice numbers. The loser gets sent to the river at the beginning of the game. You also have a T-Rex marching around the board moved my a red dice each player has to roll on their turn. If the T-Rex lands on your dino it's sent to the Lair and you need to roll a 6 to get out. It's a load of fun and I'm surprised at the complexity and mathematics it offers to children.

What kind of games do you enjoy?

3 comments:

AJ said...

I have a twp year old, so we're still working with crayons and the like, but this one sound fun and very engaging for children, thanks for sharing, Annie!

J Hali said...

I STILL love Monopoly, my all time favorite. The money helped my son learn to count, oh, many, many years ago!

D L Jackson said...

My sixteen year old son is a Monopoly shark. I've never seen anyone with his luck and I've never beaten him. He has several versions of the game from Star Wars to a baseball version, but the traditional is our favorite. We also like to play Rummy, Pitch and Hearts with the cards.