Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Fun Games

I tend to look for games that are for 4 or more players . When it comes to spending, games that can include more than 2 players feel like a bargain. However, many of the great games out there are designed for 2 players at a time.  I look a little harder at these games because if they become popular, I know we will need to purchase several of the same game.  Today's games are both two-person games and well worth it.

Blue Orange Gobblet Gobblers is a favorite game in our library.  It is a twist on the traditional version of Tic-Tac-Toe.  In this game, This is a simpler version of the game Gobblet

The goal of the game is to get 3 in a row--tic-tac-toe.  The trick is that each player has 3 sizes of gobblers.  The larger size gobblers can "eat" the smaller ones. So they can cover the smaller gobbler of the opposite color and take over the space. This is enough of a twist to make the game fun and challenging for all ages.  The colorfulness and the fun faces are an added bonus!

Mindware Square Up is a game that is new to the library this year.  But kids seem to like it already.  Square Up has won two parent awards. This is a visual problem solving games.  The game is designed as a race between two players who are each trying to match the design in their cube shaker.  Sliding the squares to create the design is more challenging than it looks. I so love Mindware games and this is quite possibly going to become a favorite in the library


  1. Thanks for the holiday shopping help!

  2. Have you seen/played/heard of Funglish? It looks like a blast & is definetely on my list!

  3. Thanks for the great game ideas!


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