This Christmas, grab some games that will transport you to magical places, that are out of this world! With these fun games from Thinkfun, Ravensburger, and Brio, you and your family can enjoy some activities with one another. Turn off the screens and play together as a family, with these great finds that are perfect for a range of ages.
Builder Light Set
Brio is perfect for your young family members ages three and up. With this set you can build all types of things and they even light up. The blocks are the perfect size for tiny hands to build with and create. Then turn on the lights and let imagination soar. This set will have you and your little ones blasting off into space, or creating a cool car. Magical adventures are sure to follow!
This great set was so much fun for my friend’s three year old son, and five year old daughter. They really got into the fun. They were able with some help from mom, to build the aircraft in the picture. Then they took it into the bathroom and turned the lights off. The shrieking and laughter was loud, but warms your heart to hear. They had so much fun. They also had fun just trying to build the pieces together in no real rhyme or reason. I know this type of toy is great for their development.
This Thinkfun game is like a magical stock market, you want to buy low and sell high. The items you are investing in are Pheonix Feathers, Kraken Tentacles, Orc Teeth, Mermaid Tears, and a few other mystical items. This game is a fast paced card game with a pretty Value Track full of bright potions. The track ensures the values change constantly which means you need to be a shrewd business person to win. This game is best for ages 10 and up.
This game was a fun diversion from reality. We really got into buying and selling potions and ingredients. The Value Track is pretty, and functional. It is a real novel idea, and drew my attention to the game immediately. I enjoy how easy it is to set up, and how much fun it is to play. My whole family loves this quick game.
Back to the Future
This magical game from Ravensburger, has you traveling through time to repair the space time continuum. Biff is at it again and he stole the DeLorean and caused havoc. Now it is up to you to fix it all before time paradoxes unravel, and the universe as we know it ceases to exist. The game is for 2-4 players ages 10 and up. Work together with the other players in this dice centered game, to set things right before you run out of time.
This family game is an awesome throwback to movies when I was a child. Our kids have seen the first movie, and now we are going to watch the other ones. As for the game it was brightly colored and interesting to look at. Most noteworthy is the fact we have to work together or we all lose. This style of gameplay was very cool, since we had to talk through our moves so we could accomplish certain goals. The first time we lost and ran OUTATIME. That just spurred us on to try again. It is challenging and fun to play, and the little DeLoreans are so cute. My whole family had a good time playing this game, and it will be one we play often.
Escape the Room, The Cursed Dollhouse
The Cursed Dollhouse, from Thinkfun, is an escape the room game like no other. Here you have a three story dollhouse to wander through and find clues. You go room by room, having to solve multiple puzzles to move on. There is a full story line to read as you go along. The puzzles are complex and thought provoking, but not impossible. Each room has different puzzles the group can tackle together or each try their hand at one. This game is best suited for older children age 13 and up. Creepy doll images abound, and play on pediophobia, the irrational fear of dolls.
This Escape the Room game looked intriguing to me. Between the three story dollhouse you play through, and the subject of dolls, I knew it would be creepy and immersive! I really love escape rooms, and have played a few board game versions, as well as two live version ones. I really enjoyed this one! My daughter and I diligently played it over two nights. My husband was with us the first night, but then he gave up. We did not, and after puzzling and thinking over it all we did finally escape. We had to use a few hints, but overall I feel we did rather well. I think the puzzles were well thought out and all seemed solvable. They were diverse and we had a great time. It was a magical escape from the ordinary to the extraordinary!
Which magical game or activity will be under your tree this year?
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