If you haven’t seen the many games we’ve reviewed here on Full Time Mama, you may be unaware of our love of games. If you are a long-time reader, however, you know games are one thing we LOVE to do to further learning for homeschool, as well as for family time. There’s nothing better than spending time with the family, and playing games is fun for everyone!
We have a handful of games that are fun for the entire family, but oftentimes my husband and I play games that we don’t always love because the kids do love them. We’re happy to do it (the time together and the joy on their faces always makes it worth it), but when we find great games that we all enjoy, those tend to be our go-to games more often than not.
We were sent two games from Wonder Forge. Though the Wonder Forge company is only going on their 8th year of business (beginning in 2007), their time and effort, as well as passion for developing children’s entertainment have proven they know their stuff. Time and time again they’ve created top-quality, FUN preschool and family games; so much so, in fact, that they’ve already earned themselves more than 140 of the industry’s top awards for product excellence and are sold not only nationwide, but in over 11 countries!
One of the very first games my eldest son was gifted was a Wonder Forge game- the Curious George Hide and Seek Zoo Game- and it’s been a family favorite since day one. Since this review is not for that particular game, however, I don’t want to spend time going into it. Just head over to the Wonder Forge site and check it out. It is a MUST BUY, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Once again, Wonder Forge has created a family favorite for us in their new Disney Eye Found It game!
The game board is jumbo size at 6 feet long, and features the animated realms of many of your favorite Disney movies such as Alice’s Wonderland, Radiator Springs, Pooh’s Hundred Acre Woods and Aladdin’s Agrabah. Spin the spinner and move the indicated amount of spaces, OR if you land on the Mickey Mouse ears image it’s time for every player to search the board for iconic Disney images indicated on the search cards!
This game is an absolute blast for all of us! It’s been the game the kids are most likely to ask to play when we play games after dinner (nearly nightly these past few weeks), and last night when Grammy came over this was the game the kids were eager for her to play with them. We can’t get enough of this game!
The next game we were sent is the Justice League Axis of Villains Strategy Game, available exclusively at Target. My boys are like most boys in that they LOVE the Marvel characters, movies, books, etc… They were immediately thrilled to see this game and could not wait to play it!
Each roll of the dice brings unpredictability, and just when you think you’re about to defeat the villains, one roll of the dice can put you close to losing again. Power cards can be used in ‘battles’ with the villains which greatly assist in defeating them, but even with those it’s always a mystery as to what the dice have in store. One roll of the die can bring the super-villain cards into play and make the game change yet again. The unpredictability and suspense make this game so much fun!
It’s geared for kids ages 8 and older. With most games we pay very little attention to the suggested ages as most are fun for all of us either way (the littler kids just team up with mom or dad). However, about 10 minutes into this game we realized this was one that truly is intended for ages 8 and older. It requires strategic thinking and teamwork which made it a lot of fun, however, it takes quite a bit of time to play- we have yet to actually finish a game since we play after dinner and it’s been bedtime before we’ve completed it. Because of this, my younger kids got a bit restless, so this will be a game we’ll likely just start playing earlier in the day with the older kids while the younger two play outside.
With both of these games, the teamwork aspect is awesome and brings everyone together even more. I’m also thrilled with the quality of materials used for both of these games; thick cardboard board games, spinner, character pieces, etc. As often as we play (and with 4 crazy kids playing) games often don’t last a whole long time in this house before pieces start breaking or bending; I’m not worried about that with these games. Of course this thrills me even more since we like them so much and hope to be able to play them for years to come!
Do you love to play games with your family? Would you love to own these games to make your family game night even more special? Enter to win one copy of each of these games by completing the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end at 12:01am EST on 02/01 and is open to US. Good luck!
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