I received Winning Moves Games for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
It is summer…and it might very well fee like the longest summer on record with COVID and the lack of school at the end of the school year. My kids are like many other kids and staying home more than ever before. Everything is cancelled from sports and camps to vacations. One way to keep them happy and entertained is with games. Board and card games literally keep kids from being bored! We are a HUGE game loving family and Winning Moves Games are some of the best around!
First up…Double Trouble. I have wanted this game FOREVER. As a kid we owned Trouble but oh how I wanted Double Trouble as it had TWO Pop-O-Matic Poppers! I am here to tell you that Double Trouble is nothing like Trouble except for the Popper! This game involves more thinking ahead and plotting to win!
On each turn, players pop both dice rollers and move accordingly but you have to be thinking ahead because landing on a star lets you turn a spinner sending other players in different directions. If a player lands on another players piece, a Pop-Off ensues. The first player to get both of their pieces to Finish wins the game!
Reading the directions the first time it might seem confusing (I always say this when playing a game for the first time) but with this game you pick up how to play VERY QUICKLY.
My girls really like Double Trouble and at 8 and 11 they can even play it on their own which is nice when I am buy with my preschooler or chores around the house. This game is what I would call easy fun!
Next up is Big Boggle which of course means you gotta put on your thinking caps!
Boggle is world famous 3-minute word game! The new “Double Letter” cube makes it easier to form longer words. We let my 8 year old make 3-letter words while my 11 year-old has to form 4 letter words to make it more fair for them to play together. This game will get both adults and kids thinking as your brain forms words going in different directions!
The final game is Rack-O the card game where you have to get your cards in numerical sequence. This fun game has been around since the 50s….I have no idea how I missed it because it has quickly become one of my favorites!
Players randomly slot ten cards on their rack. The race then begins to draw and discard until one player positions ten cards in numerical sequence. It sounds simple but it is harder than you think! You will have to really think through each movie!
This is the game Big Sis who is 11 and myself play A LOT! We are evenly matched and the games are relatively short so we can get a lot of hands in. We prefer the method of keeping score and playing to 500 like suggested in the instructions. This is one of those games I plan to introduce to my mom as well. I feel like she has been missing out! It is so much fun and quite addicting to play!
When I hear my kids say “I am bored” I almost always suggest playing a game. The often grumble and struggle to pick one out but once they do and start playing the will often play for hours and not want stop! These games are all classics and should be on every family game shelf! They are fun, not difficult to learn and can keep the family happily entertained for hours.