Tag: Family

Brix {Game Review}

Brix is a 4 in a row game where each player places blocks which are all identical. Each block is half orange and half blue, with and X and an O, or an O and an X, depending on the side.

On the easier modes of the game, the players are trying to match their symbols, or colors. On the advanced variant a player is either colors or symbols, and matching 4 of either one of of their chosen options (i.e. the color player could match 4 blue in a row, or 4 orange, and the shapes 4 Xs, etc.)  Continue reading

Blue Orange: U-Turn {Brain Teaser Game Review}

U-Turn is a competitive physical puzzle for two players. There are two sets of colored bricks, each in the color of a play, and with a dot of the opposing color somewhere on it.

Players take turns taking a brick of their color and sliding it onto one of the other color with the goal of surrounding a dot of their color with their own color. Continue reading

Blue Orange: Pinpoint! {Game Review}

PinPoint! is a visual deduction game that takes Spot the Difference to the next level.

On each card there is a set of images of the same object, each its own unique color. One object is the original, which each other has another unique variation to it. To determine the original, you must look carefully at each. The original will have details that match most of the others, and you must rule out the variations to determine which it is. Continue reading

Begin Again Toys: Don’t Dump Dumpty {Game Review and Giveaway}

dumptyv2_1__09984-1430320127-1280-1280BeginAgain of Fort Collins, Colorado makes eco-friendly toys that teach through play. I had a lot of fun browsing their offerings which include puzzles, balancing games, stackers, travel games, and more! There’s something for babies all the way up to children of older ages. I like the neat hands-on offerings which are perfect for helping children learn and recognize numbers, letters, and other important skills. These eco-friendly wooden sets and games challenge both boys and girls and encourage using ones imagination. This company is a worth a look for purchasing sustainable toys for home or in the classroom!  Continue reading