Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Winning Moves has Games for ALL Your Summer Needs!

Disclaimer: I was provided with products in exchange for my opinions. Your views may differ to mine. Thank you!

We are a family of 6, with plenty of people around to play games and have a little fun, so when were sent a selection of games, from Winning Moves, we jumped at the chance to give them a whirl.

We tried out several games, which include:
  • Pass the Pigs Big Pigs
  • Scrabble to go
  • Brynk
  • Rubik's Cube keychain
  • Scattegories Categories
  •  The Velveteen Rabbit Game

First of all, it is funny how the oldies are always goodies - the Rubik's Cube keychain was the one thing everyone was excited about and it ended up on my son's key chain! I have only ever solves a Rubik's Cube once, and that was by pure accident. I know there is a method to it and a way to do it pretty quickly, but I never did get this information seared into my brain enough to actually do it myself! 

Rubik's Cubes keep your hands busy for ages and can get you through a boring bus trip or any awkward silence and it doesn't take batteries or need charging or anything like that. It is just there ready to go! Perfect! 

Scrabble to go was the next one we tested out - absolutely ADORE Scrabble in general and it is all the rage today to play those word games online, but it is so much fun when you can play with your family around the kitchen table, or anywhere when you are on the go - a picnic or day out, anywhere! 

We like to go to Reptiland, which is a couple of hours away from where we live, and Scrabble to go is perfect for bored kids in the back of the car. The pieces snap into place and won't fall off of the board and the board itself gets zipped up and put away with all the pieces at the end of the game. It takes up little space so you can slip it in your bag and take it with you wherever you please. 

Pass the Pigs, Big Pigs, is a curiously simple game that sees you basically throwing down these squishy toy pigs and earning points based on how they land. This is a great and funny family game that everyone can really enjoy and have a good time with - you can also take it just about anywhere, they are really soft too so it won't do any damage either! 

Brynk is a game of balance, with a wobbling base to build on, you have to build up your pieces and try and get them to stay, without toppling all the way over! You lose if you are the person who brings the stack down, and it can be quite nail biting when you think you've got it, but then BOOM! Down it comes! Great for the family to bond over and gives quite a laugh. I enjoy this one a lot. 

Scattegories, Categories is one game that is best for older teens and adults, with lots of categories to keep your brain busy! You basically get given a word and have a couple of minutes to find items that match for each letter of that word, then compare your answers. If your answer is unique, you get a point. If your answer matches someone else's, you have to score that out. So, the more you think, the more you know, the more you might win! 

Lastly, we have the Velveteen Rabbit game, which takes one of your favourite stories and breathes new life into it as a game. Players travel the board and pick up tasks along the way, in the hopes of becoming real someday. 

The Velveteen Rabbit game is great from the age of 4 and up and so is great for the younger members of the family as well as the older ones who would like to join in and share the story through play. I particularly love this game and so does my 5 year old little girl. Very nice board, nice illustrations and easy to understand. 

All of these games are currently available at the Winning Moves website and will make great additions to any get together this summer! I would love to hear your opinions on these games, if you have played them already and love to share with your kids. 

You can pick these games up at the Winning Moves website, for reliable shipping and great communications. You can also find Winning Moves on Twitter and other social media outlets, too! 

Happy playtime! 

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