You know by now that I LOVE to review games, board games, dice games, video games, you name it. I feel that games are a great way to connect with your children and bring your family together if for at least a few hours. With a 13, 10, and 5 year old that is not always easy. In fact my 10 year old decided this year he was not into decorating the try (SIGH) it won’t be long before I’m doing it myself because the kids will be doing something with friends or it just won’t be COOL to do so.
However until that time comes I’m trying to hold on to every minute I can. I had the chance to review some games from Goliath Games. It was definitely hard to chose for the list of games because we would love to review them all. I decided to go with one that was geared more towards my 5 year old daughter and one that I thought the boys would like.
For Honey I chose Pop the Pig. I had never heard of the game before I got a chance to review it but since then I’ve see it in the weekend circulars so it is fast becoming a popular game. The game seemed to keep my daughters attention and was extremely easy for her to understand and play. The objective of the game is to NOT be the one to Pop the Pig. It is a game of luck, and I think my daughter prefers these games sometimes because she knows she has a chance of winning. She talked her grandmother into playing it a few times with her and she never seemed to tire of it.
Who’s going to pop the pig? Pop the Pig is an action game where competitors roll the die, feed the pig hamburgers, pump up his belly , and try not to make him pop! Whoever pops the pig is out. Action packed and suspenseful, kids will love watching his belly grow bigger and bigger until it finally pops. Retail value $ 29.99
For my sons I chose Exago, which is newer version of connect four. My oldest son, daughter, and I sat down to play it. It is definitely a little over my 5 year old’s head as she is not quite of the age to understand strategy. My oldest son, well he will beat me every time. That kid has a mind that amazes me sometimes. He is very methodical and logical and even came in 2nd place in a chess championship when he was in 5th grade. He enjoyed the strategy of the game. My only complaint is the game is over fairly quickly. I enjoy playing a game that last a good 30 minutes or so.
Exago takes an easy concept of getting four tiles in a row and turn it into one of the best family games ever conceived. Each player is given 6 tiles of their color and players take turns putting them on the board. The goal is to get 4 in a row without your competitors blocking you, which seems simple enough. However, the need for strategy for great tile placement become extremely obvious quickly. You have to plan each move anticipating what your competitors will do.
Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion. I received the above product in this review for the purpose of reviewing and posting my opinion . A big thank you to Goliath Games for providing a game to one of my awesome readers. You may read more disclosure details.
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