When it comes to spring and summer, the kids are home more often than usual because school is out. This is time for fun in the sun, but what happens when there is a rainy day? How about for those family game nights and you want to play some games that are different than the usual? Winning Moves Games has just the answer to those questions. Offering a variety of games, some classic, others are new to the scene, there is something for just about anyone at any age range not to mention priced to be affordable for just about anyone’s budget.
I was offered the opportunity to try three games from them. Those of you who know me, know that I have five kiddos and playing games with them is something that I truly enjoy. Take a look at what we were sent and what we thought of them.
PASS THE PIGS® BIG PIGS™
These fabulous oversized foam swines can hit all the pig poses that their little pig dice cousins do!
- Ages:7 and up
- Players:2 or more
- Contents:2 oversized foam pig dice, 1 oversized score pad, 1 drawstring pig storage pouch, 1 pencil, illustrated instructions and Pass The Pigs history.
This was a favorite of my younger kiddos. The pigs were large enough for them to be able to grab and roll easily and they were very soft in case one of them got carried away and one would go flying. The game was very easy for them to understand and it was a favorite for them. It does say for 7 and up, but my 5 year old was able to play this without any issues. We liked the big piggies more than the small ones just because it was a little easier for them.
Will you be able to place your pieces on the teeter-tottering base and get it to stay? Or will you upset the balance and watch as it all comes crashing down in front of you?
- Ages:7 and up
- Players:2 or more
- Contents:Game unit (doubles as storage container), balancing game base/cap, tri-slider piece, 42 plastic Brynk playing pieces and illustrated instructions.
This game was a lot of fun and challenging. I really liked this game and so did the older kids. I would say age 7 is a good age to start with. Any younger, they would have a hard time with this one in my opinion. This is a good game to play with other adults as well because it is so challenging. I am still trying to find my mojo with this so I can be a winner, but it hasn’t happened yet. This game really is one to make you think about your next move.
Upwords has been sending word builders soaring to new heights ever since the game debuted in 1983. Now, the Classic 80’s version is back! The 8×8 gameboard grid and 64 letter tiles challenge players to think “upside” the box!
- Ages:10 and up
- Players:2- 4
- Contents:Plastic gameboard unit with 8×8 grid, 4 plastic tile racks, 64 letter tiles and illustrated instructions
In Upwords letters can be stacked on top of other letters already on the gameboard to create new words. The higher the stack of letters, the more points are scored. Words built in later turns of the game are more valuable than earlier words, increasing the fun and adding a level of strategy unique to Upwords. This classic game with have you thinking as well as expanding your vocabulary. It does get to be challenging and if you have opponents with a good vocabulary as well, things will get even more interesting and fun. This was a favorite for the whole family. The tiles are nicely sized to pick up and read easily.
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