I’ve talked about how important our game nights are in the Mayhew house. Whether we’re gathered around the Wii or trying to find enough pieces to make the Mousetrap game work….the games nights are together time….time that we laugh and joke and enjoy each other’s company.
We got the chance to try out some of Hasbro’s new games: Connect4x4 and Pictureka.
When I review things like this, I always like to put in perspective of my kids’ ages. Nathaniel is 11, Rachael is 8 and Peyton is 5. It’s hard finding games that are both challenging AND fun for everyone.
Connect4x4 is one that is PERFECT for multi-age kids…taking the traditional Connect4 and adding a second layer of play. It allows for four players at a time and adds some depth and strategy to the more simplified, traditional Connect4.
Pictureka is the game that inspires the “can we play just ONE MORE TIME” response. If you’ve ever read the I-spy books and played along, you’ll get the fun of this game. It’s a game that sends you searching for various objects of boards of images that can be moved, turned and flipped. It also (and I DO LOVE this) has age-appropriate versions of the games…giving cards with images for younger kids to match, and cards with text for the older ones.
I encourage you to participate in National Game Night…whether it’s going out and getting a new Hasbro game to share with your family or just pulling out a worn deck of cards to play Old Maid…turn off the tv, unplug, and just play.
Hasbro’s giving me the chance to give one of you a game package including Monopoly City, Connect4x4, and Pictureka!! YAY!
For a chance to win:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite game of all time!
2. That is ALL!!!
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• Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
• You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
• The contest dates are 9/23/09-9/30/09.
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