Looking for gift ideas for your kids that will also bring the family together?
Here are a few of our family favorites that are all great for mixed aged groups. Great for kids to play – or the whole family including Grandparents.
QWIRKLE– This is a new one that was given to us recently. It’s simple enough to learn to play in less than 5 minutes, yet there is enough strategy involved to keep it interesting. Kind of like Scrabble mixed with Dominoes using colors and shapes so no reading necessary (great for getting the little ones involved). It is geared for ages 6 and up.
APPLES TO APPLES– This comes in a regular version (red box) and a Junior version (green box). A game of comparisons where people’s personalities really show through. The regular edition has words that are a little more conceptually difficult or even a little dated. We prefer the Junior version as the game is essentially the same and we have played for hours all together with younger kids, teens, parents and grandparents. A great way to have fun for the whole family. One thing – all players must be able to solidly read, so the real little ones may have to sit on the sidelines or pair up with an adult.
CRANIUM CADOO– I don’t think this company makes a bad game. Cadoo is like Charades, Pictionary, and trivia combined. It’s fast moving so kids don’t get bored and it keeps them busy with their hands, bodies, and minds. A bonus that the kids love are the special glasses you need to use to see the secret words.
UNO– An oldie but a goodie! You can play with as little as 2 players and it’s small, easy to learn, and fast moving. There are even themed versions (Dora, etc) for little ones to teach them how to play until they are ready for the original version.
RACKO - Another oldie but fun as well. This game is a combination of skill and luck as you try to put your 10 cards in numerical order from lowest to highest.
Hope this short list helps you with your holiday shopping. The Schumans wish you a safe holiday season filled with love and good cheer.
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