Kids game company @Pressmantoy gifted us three kids games to review. In our house, Clara really loves “winning” so we pick the “everyone wins!” concept of gameplay and keep playing till everyone can have a turn at winning. Read on to take a look.
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❄️ Thin Ice ❄️
Ages 5+: this game is awesome in thrill factor and in building fine motor skills. The concept is to spread a napkin taut over a hoop and take turns placing a marble from a water channel onto the tissue, which gets wet from the marbles and eventually breaks. Where this game earns major points for thrill, it loses in setup and cleanup. The marbles are also choking hazard size. For example, when the tissue breaks, the marbles go everywhere when they fall. And, if your kid hasn’t mastered tweezers yet, they risk slingshotting the marbles across the room (been there, done that). Setting up a new tissue each time to play is also cumbersome with antsy kiddos around. We recommend it for older players.
🐤 Lucky Ducks 🐤
Ages 3+: Super easy memory game for a 2 year old but my 4 year old still loves it. All you do is match the sticker on the bottom of each duck with a select shape each player is given. Match three and you win. The pond platform that the ducks sit on also spins for added fun. This game hardly requires any setup but for some reason you have to put tiny individual eye stickers onto each duck – which I thought was a pain and I made my hubby do it. It also requires batteries. Overall, a definite win for the 5 and under crowd.
🦓 Sequence For Kids 🐘
Ages 3+: This is our favorite of the three games because it’s the most interactive in a group. Players are dealt cards with different animals on them and then take turns placing color chips on the corresponding animal space on the game board. First one to match four in a row (like Bingo), wins.