We love a good game of competition and fun at our house. Between what games my husband and his daughter had and games that my boys and I had when we got married we gathered quite the game collection. Does your family have a lot of game nights? We have recently added games from Winning Moves Games to our game shelf in the closet.
about Winning Moves Games
Winning Moves USA (WMUSA) is a leading maker of board games, card games, and puzzles. Since WMUSA’s first year of operation in 1995, the company has forged a close relationship with one of the world’s largest game companies, Hasbro, Inc., owner of Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley. WMUSA also has a great relationship with Seven Towns, Ltd. (the owners of the Rubik’s brand). As a result, many long-lived Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley games & Rubik’s puzzles are now marketed by WMUSA!
We have added Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk, Sunk, Pictureka, Clue Suspect, Cranium Cadoo, and Rubik’s junior bear to our stash of games for our family game night thanks to Winning Moves Games. We have my husband, my 13 year old son, 11 year old step daughter, 9 year old son, and myself who all enjoy playing board and card games.
I’m usually not a fan of Monopoly that much. I’d play the original version and a lot of the special edition versions if the kids asked me to but that is a game that takes a long time to play. I enjoy Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk more than the other Monopoly games.
Originally introduced in 1985 as the first ever Monopoly “spin- off!” Players compete to build multi-level, high rise hotels along the historic seaside boardwalk. The player with the most valuable property portfolio wins. I can sit and play Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk easier than I can the original. My kids are competitive though and hate to lose.
Sunk has become a family favorite game to play. You have to do what the cards tell you to do and add the amount of water the dice shows and try not to sink the cup in the tank or you’re SUNK. The cards have things on them like count backwards from 10 while pouring 3 drops or keep one hand on the table while pouring 2 drops. This game brought on a lot of laughs for us all.
My 9 year old son is obsessed with playing Clue. He wasn’t sure when we first got Clue Suspect if he would love it or not because “it’s not real Clue”. He was quick to say that he likes playing Clue Suspect very much now. It’s the same as the board game Clue but in a card game version.
He enjoys the Pictureka card game also. There are 4 different ways to play the Pictureka card game and they vary in pace from calm to high-energy. My little game player is all most always in high energy mode.
Cranium Cadoo is a favorite of my step daughter. She likes this game because she enjoys drawing, sculpting, and acting. In the game of Cadoo you have to do all of that. She enjoys drawing, using the clay, and acting out the words for us to guess. It’s hard to guess sometimes because she gets the giggles from having so much fun.
If you have younger kids (4+) that are interested in the Rubik’s cube they may enjoy the Rubik’s junior bear. I twisted up the bear and gave it to my youngest son (9) and he was able to very quickly figure out how to get the bear shape back the way it was supposed to be. This would make a cute stocking stuffer or gift filler.
All of these fun games from Winning Moves Games are great additions to our family game nights and they are a part of the #MegaChristmas17 holiday gift guide. You can find more gift ideas here.