First, I have to apologize for not getting my game review up yesterday. Things are still crazy busy. We’re trying to sell our house and we had to showings this week so I’ve been cleaning like a mad woman, making applesauce (luckily this was at a friends house), and yesterday I had to pick up one of my kids from school because they’re sick. It’s crazy really. So today I’m back on schedule with GPS’s top 50 list, and I’ll scrap Flashback Friday this week and do my game review then.
First off, I have to say this is my biggest gaming child. He will play anything and everything, at least once anyway. I had a hard time just narrowing him down to 50. He didn’t want to take anything off his list. We finally got it narrowed down though, and here it goes.
Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge
This game is perfect for his age. The balancing bridge version is more fun than the original Animal Upon Animal, if you ask me. You stack animals on top of each other and try not to be the one that knocks the animals down. In the meantime, you’re holding secret objective cards where you’re trying to get certain animals to touch each other. There’s a little strategy, a little dexterity, and a lot of fun.
GPS got this for Christmas a couple years ago and part of me thinks he just likes it because he wanted it really bad for months. It’s an out of print game and was very expensive to buy. On the other hand, he’s pretty good at this game as well. You have to pull eggs out of a container without knocking the egg timer out. His small and steady hands are much better at this than my big awkward ones. It’s a great game for his age, but really hard to get a hold of because it’s out of print.
We’re off to a great start with another good game for his age. If you can read the wording on the box it says, “Introduces basic coding concepts for preschoolers.” Little ones learn how to think ahead as they send their turtle to get their jewel. It’s a good learning tool for youngins. GPS is almost too old for it. It’s actually perfect for Seal, who is 4. Now as far as an adult playing with the kids, there’s really no enjoyment for you, other than spending quality time watching your child learn and grow. I’ve had a good time with Seal before, but not because the game was entertaining me. Nobody plays against anybody in this game, you just keep going until everyone reaches their end goal.