Playing games can not only be fun, but they can teach a child many skills. Children are like sponges and soak up all the information that flows around them. From hand/eye coordination to counting, the earlier you get your child started, the more they can soak up. Blue Orange Games make the greatest games that not only teach lessons, they are fun too!
I was sent a couple of games to try out and I have to say, I kinda wish my kids were younger so that they could experience them now instead of them not getting challenged by them. They enjoyed them, don’t get me wrong, but if we had these when they were little, I’m sure they would have played them many times.
Gigamons is a really fun matching game that brings in natural elements of our world. Designed for two to four players, ages six and up, I really think that younger children would understand it, however, there are small pieces included in this game, so keep that in mind when you are choosing a game for your child to play.
Here is the plot for this game: There is a magical realm that houses the Gigamon, who has mythical abilities. There are 42 titles that each have Elemons on them that get placed face down. Taking turns, you try to find a match, just like other matching games. But here is where the twist happens. When you match two, it sets off their magic powers and it earns you an advantage. Every three of the same Elemon you find, it calls to the Gigamon to hang out on your side of the board. When you get three Gigamons, you win the game.
Gigamons will make your kids laugh and have a great time. This game helps with memory, focus, attention, and problem-solving. Your children will want to play it over and over again.
The other game I was sent is called Top That! This game makes me happy just to look at it. It has little white bunnies, a magician’s top hat, and several other magic inspired pieces. The point of this game is to follow directions that change with every card that is drawn.
Before you start the game, you decide what number of wins you will play too. For example, if we decide to play five rounds, the person with the most wins is the winner of the game. You can play this game with two or more players and it is intended for children six and older. However, as smart as children are today, I bet that they can start a lot younger. Just remember, there are small pieces, so keep that in mind when your kids are playing.
To start this game, each player gets a set of “props.” Props consist of a little white bunny, a top hat, an orange tube, a green coin, and a red cup. The object of the game is to follow the “picture” instructions on the card. When a card is chosen, you have to set up your props according to what the card says. The first one to set up their props correctly wins that round.
The skills a child can take away from this are problem-solving, visual perception, fine motor skills, focus, and speed. I really love playing this one because it’s a fast-paced game that will have your children competing against each other, all in good fun.
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